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State of Arizona CEO Doug Ducey
Doug Ducey
31 Ratings
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  • "Low pay moving forward and limited mobility(in 18 reviews)

  • "low salary with no raises or bonuses(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Eligibility worker. PSE II"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits supervisors people coworkers holiday-parties

    Cons

    Constant update in passwords- long lines (waiting for hours) system always freezes- hiring process takes about a month- have to wait about a month to transfer- very slow paced but gets the job done

  2. "Entry Level, Good Environment but No Room for Advancement"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Clerk II 
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Job is very simple once trained an entry level position Pay is good with state benefits

    Cons

    Sometimes boring and not enough work to do throughout the day. Can't work flex schedules/telecommute Not much room for growth for your career

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 
    Recommends

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Nice colleagues to work with.

    Cons

    Pay is low but benefits are good.

  4. "Mindless, drone-like work and environment"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great health benefits. If you're in the right position you can make a marginal difference until administration changes and the changes begin!!

    Cons

    Slavery with poor management/leadership. Many employees who work for the state could never hold a position in the private sector. The waste and inefficiency is well known and accepted. No increase in pay ever, no incentives to progress, no support from managers/directors as they too are lost...

    Advice to Management

    Consider making departments show budget savings each year and provide incentives for that and perhaps departments might actually have goals and objectives rather than keeping the giant government wheel turning! Training for anyone supervising. Promotions, financial incentive for those actually working .

  5. "Stagnant Salaries at the AGO"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Attorney General in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    *litigation work more varied than in most private practice *excellent benefits

    Cons

    *Salaries have been stagnant for past several years.

    Advice to Management

    *Standardize pay for attorneys within same sections *Reward talent $$$ otherwise talent will continue to leave

  6. "Pse3"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Benefits the state offers

    Cons

    They hire supervisors with no experience applying policies and all the new hires suffer because of it

  7. "Great benefits; Very aggressive goals and average pay"

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    Former Employee - Parent Awareness and Community Outreach Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Fun, exciting work - if you are a "people person" who likes to develop and cultivate relationships and partnerships. Every work day is different, with about 50% being out in the field; 50% in the office. Opportunity for merit bonus - which can equate to 1.5-4% of your pay for the year - depenging.

    Cons

    Lots of regional travel; low state mileage reimbursement. Very aggressive marketing goals; similar to sales - but with no commission to reward your hard work. Also, this organization has not given merit raises...in at least 10 years if not longer.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate salary schedule for this position. Consider providing a govt. vehicle for all doing this work - the wear and tear on personal vehicles is excessive due to travel required and expected in order to excel.

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Management Analyst QB in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Benefits available to employees on staff

    Cons

    Micromanagement of supervisors they think they are above everyone

  9. "Though someone was trying to help my career."

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    Former Employee - Systems Programmer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Variety of Jobs, Lower Stress..

    Cons

    Avoid Elected Positions if your your disabled, The set of people in office trying to keep office often just pick up people like autistic, put them on display and then dump them days after elections.

    Advice to Management

    Become more loyal, don't use people.

  10. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Great Work/Life Balance Plenty of time off Government Holidays off Great Retirement

    Cons

    It's the government, so everything is slow moving

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