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Arizona Department of Health Services Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. 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


  3. 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.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "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


  6. 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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Good Oppurtunity for Recent Graduates"

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    Former Employee - Epidemiologist in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Epidemiologist in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Arizona Department of Health Services full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, respectful and flexible direct management.
    Often willing to hire those fresh out of grad school, so a great opportunity for new graduates.

    Cons

    Salary is relatively low.
    Extremely high turnover of employees.
    Chronically understaffed due to government hiring restrictions. (Note that this is not the fault of direct management.)
    Little opportunity for advancement.


  8. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, great teams, good management

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Glad I am gone"

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

    Pros

    Indoor plumbing- parking nearby for free

    Cons

    Co-workers stuck up and needy. Dont know how many even got thier job. Lazy managers...Bosses are bullying but people are too afraid and mousy to say anything cause they cant get a job elsewhere. Tax money wasted


  10. Helpful (1)

    "LOVE!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - State Licensing Surveyor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - State Licensing Surveyor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, benefits, work/life balance, supportive co-workers, etc.

    Cons

    The pay is a bit lower due to such excellent benefits

    Advice to Management

    Management has been amazing


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great job security, great benefits, great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits are outstanding. The people you work with are dedicated to serving the greater good and it shows. Option to telecommute offered to employees who request it and have a position that is conducive to telecommuting. Some managers are fantastic, others micromanage, but that's to be expected in any office environment. Stellar place to work and I enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    Pay isn't competitive. Some managers micromanage, which is irritating. Inter-office politics can be draining.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees the space, tools and confidence to do their job well. Micromanaging only results in employees doing what's necessary in order to avoid getting written up. Have faith in your employees and they'll do the same.


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