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State of Arizona Reviews

Updated July 9, 2018
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State of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
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Pros
  • "Good Benefits and work life balance" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, great pay, great time off" (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "State Job, low pay, Physical work environment (Cubicles even for managers)" (in 16 reviews)

  • "low salary with no raises or bonuses" (in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule depending on position. Great mission serving the citizens of the State.

    Cons

    Salary can remain fixed for a long time unless promotions or new opportunities are sought.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good communication and employee engagement.


  2. "Decent employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Holidays off, great benefits, standard business hours, retirement

    Cons

    High stress, retirement amount isn't adjustable or voluntary

  3. "Stable but limited growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    stable employment with good benefits (health, vacation, sick leave, etc)

    Cons

    may be limited financial & professional growth depending on area


  4. "AZ at work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Schedule, and great medical benefits

    Cons

    no bonuses or pay raises


  5. "Mental Health Program Specialist III"

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

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

    Pros

    The medical benefits are helpful.

    Cons

    The retirement plan does not match any more.

    Advice to Management

    restore matching retirement benefits.


  6. "Great Benefits Package"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits package. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Rarely any raises. Lack of training.


  7. "Vice President Business Attraction"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Collegial support and good management

    Cons

    Too much paperwork and unecessary reports. Not much marketing support

  8. "Good benefits but low pay"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management is great and the benefits are very good.

    Cons

    The pay is barely above minimum wage and no annual raises


  9. "Low pay and high stress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent health, dental, vision, and retirement benefits with many options. Great mental health options. Adequate time off and all federal holidays paid. You can accrue enough sick and annual leave to be off from work for months to almost a year.

    Cons

    The worst work life balance. Your salary will leave you poor but not poor enough to qualify for state assistance! Oh and good luck with finding time to use your annual leave unless you have a mental break. The workload will drive you to be an alcoholic, drug abuser, and eventually insanity. Thankful for those free mental health sessions through the EAP!

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people that can actually do their job instead of hiring friends and family. Look a closer into the quality of work versus quantity as it will show where the fat show be trimmed within each department and division. A lack of quality creates more work, increases spending, and further delays meeting or even exceeding deadlines.


  10. "Pros & Cons of working for State of Arizona"

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    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist IV in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Information Technology Specialist IV in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with - very dedicated to their craft.
    IT leadership is very good.

    Cons

    You can work remote but you must reside within the state to get that priviledge. It would be better if the state would relax the remote working rules.

    The IT salary pay scales are greater for private companies than the state salaries scales. This prevents the state from acquiring better talent in key positions.

    Advice to Management

    Read my pros and cons items and promote policies that address them.


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