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Arizona Department of Health Services Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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Arizona Department of Health Services Director Cara M. Christ
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  1. "Accountant 3"

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    Current Employee - Accountant III in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Accountant III in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Health Services full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Stability, Recognition, Open Door Policy

    Cons

    Growth, Mentoring, Work Life Balance


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Arizona Department of Health Services"

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    Current Employee - Exchange Administrator in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Exchange Administrator in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Health Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Job Stability and Good Benefits

    Cons

    Career advancement is very difficult

  3. "Accounting/Finance"

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    Current Employee - Finance/Accounting in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Finance/Accounting in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Health Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    There really are none. Low pay, no raises or incentives. Shackles.

    Cons

    Too many to list, but I will say as an employee of several state agencies over the last 10 yrs, it is as stereotypical as you've heard it is. People that cannot make it in the private sector thrive in government work. Full of incompetent people who put in only about 2 hours of real/true work each day. Management is atrocious throughout. Gender bias (and if you're a female and adverse to sexual harrassment, you'd better not work here.)

    Advice to Management

    Would waste my breathe. They are not interested in serving the public or appreciating their employees. The culture is a nightmare.


  4. "HR/personnel is unclear"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Health Services full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work in general. I like my co-workers

    Cons

    Anytime an issue has to go to HR, we receive little to no support, poor followup, and direction is unclear. There is crummy communication and it's hidden behind 'personnel rules' as an excuse.


  5. "Enjoyed working there"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Arizona Department of Health Services (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Worked with great public health folks! Lot's of interesting projects.

    Cons

    Low salaries, lots of meetings.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Disp Sp - review"

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    Former Employee - Dispensary Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Dispensary Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Arizona Department of Health Services (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent Benefits, good heath prevention programs

    Cons

    Not as secure as advertised


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Few opportunities for growth and advancement."

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    Current Employee - State Licensing Surveyor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - State Licensing Surveyor in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Health Services full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The medical benefits are the main reason many people choose to stay with the State of Arizona. The cost for an individual is extremely affordable. For a family the cost is much higher but again still affordable and has excellent coverage.

    Cons

    Employees have no civil service protections. Pay is substantially less than other government agencies, no cost of living adjustments, and no raises, as a matter of policy.

    Advice to Management

    Management should cultivate and nurture their human capital. Empower their employees and desire to see them move up in their careers.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Could be better"

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    Former Employee - ITS III in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - ITS III in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arizona Department of Health Services full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and awesome retirement plan. Some Co-workers are dedicated to their work and very helpful to clients. They provide bus cards to those without transportation

    Cons

    Horrible management and chief staff. They show favoritism and no room for growth. Program us falling apart because of management is being hired for the job but have no skills in management or communication.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your emplotee complaints


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Health Services full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of different kind of equipment to work on.

    Cons

    Executive direction could use some work.


  10. "AZ Deptartment of Health Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arizona Department of Health Services full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment. Great Benefits.

    Cons

    Located in Central Phoenix. Public transportation in Phoenix not available in all parts of the valley.


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