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  1. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Arizona DES

    Apr 7, 2010 - Case Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The benefits with the Department of Economic Security- Child Protective Services are great. My family has amazing dental, vision and medical insurance. I have a lot of vacation time.

    Cons

    It is sometimes difficult to separate personal feelings from professional feelings when dealing with a lot of the clients and cases.

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Great

    Apr 17, 2022 - Detective in Phoenix, AZ
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    Pros

    Amazing place to work full time.

    Cons

    If you like working from home you will like this.

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  2. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Only if you want to be an underpaid, overworked paper-pusher

    Jul 25, 2022 - Recruiter 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits are good, pension if you stay until you retire, but it will cost you 12% of your paycheck, and the check leftover isn't enough to live on in Phoenix. They're finally letting people work from home, only because it saves them $$ - which isn't passed on to the employees.

    Cons

    Creatives need not apply, especially in HR. All they are looking for are yes-men who will kiss up to their unqualified bosses, keep their head down, and do what they're told. I saw so much corruption and politicking it was crazy. Managers who literally promise you will get promoted if you give them your allegiance, if you do they will bring you along on their rise to the top, if not, they'll do everything they can to get you out. I worked under multiple managers, a few were ok but they generally either didn't last long because they spoke up, or they aligned with someone underhanded in order to get ahead. There's a reason they go through so many leaders. Good people quit and they do nothing about it, other than "exit interviews" conducted by a biased employee who already has her mind made up before she even starts - if she likes the employee, or dislikes their boss, she'll take their word with no actual proof, if she doesn't, the "interview" ends there, and nothing is done about their feedback. They don't do nearly enough tracking of attrition (resignations) and which managers are losing people constantly. The hiring process is not fair or equitable, despite what they claim. Also, don't expect to get paid well. Raises Might come every 4 years with state budgets and governors being elected, but even then it's maybe 10% total when inflation/cost of living last year alone was almost that much. They'll fight for raises for the people they like, and those will get approved, but if you do your job well and don't play the politics games, you get $0 extra - you just get assigned more work when they eliminate positions and use the money for raises for the higher level employees. You'll end up burnt out for sure. If you're close to retirement and have enough money and just want to coast until pension time, that's the only scenario where I'd recommend this agency. If you actually want to be recognized and move up, it's not for you.

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