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State of Arizona Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  • Contract company (KForce) provides a good benefits package and rate (in 24 reviews)

  • health-care benefits and retirement if you keep working then expensive costs and low retirement so get another job like a greeter at walmart (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay; not much room for promotion within department; job security tied to administration which can change every 4 years (in 15 reviews)

  • 11% mandatory retirement contribution, no raises, no annual cost of living allowances (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Accounting Tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Stability, Job Transfer Available, Great Benefits

    Cons

    Lower pay than comparable positions other places considering workload and duties

    Advice to Management

    raises comparable to experience and market salaries


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    work life balance is great, people are respectful

    Cons

    pay is only 1/2 of what you would make in the private sector.


  3. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Great employees and benefits. Great training.

    Cons

    Extreme workload. Supervisor had drinking problem.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house.


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  5. "Program Service Evaluator 3"

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    Current Employee - Program Service Evaluator III in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Program Service Evaluator III in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Paid time off, no micro managing

    Cons

    Poor Upper Management, policy and procedures vs managements attitude that day and what they feel is right...

    Advice to Management

    Public servants that provide exceptional service be compensated based on performance. Tremendous turnover rate; spending money to train new personnel in stead of compensating the committed public servants.


  6. "Administrative Law Judge"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, benefit options available, some agencies seeking to raise the level of professionalism beyond traditional stereotype of public sector

    Cons

    Agencies that are less professional/efficient; benefits costs have increased greatly

    Advice to Management

    Greater support for high performing employees


  7. "Dcs leaves you soulless"

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    Former Employee - Case Manager in Glendale, AZ
    Former Employee - Case Manager in Glendale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, co-workers, lots of OT, and mileage reimbursement.

    Cons

    Poor training, unclear expectations, overworked/burnt out supervisors, and poor work/home life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Have across the departmeng time management policies. A list of prioritized circumstances. Smaller case loads. Geographically appropriate case loads...


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Government Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart and dedicated folks working in government

    Cons

    Waste, inefficiencies, slowness, inability to get anything done, layers and layers of bureaucracy


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Best place to work but earn no money..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Knowledgeable and dedicated staff. All agree life would be better if State would increase salaries.

    Cons

    low salary with no raises or bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your employees better


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Resources are limited and work is redundant"

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    Current Employee - AAG in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - AAG in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people are amazing. The office is fun. The opposing counsel are generally congenial because, Tucson. Benefits.

    Cons

    The pay is garbage. This generally means the staff are HORRIBLE unless they've been here a while and they're just here to retire for the pension.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so cheap. Give raises. Keep good staff and attorneys in the office. Also, stop lying about compensation being set when raises are given at the discretion of the section chiefs.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "VSO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Surprise, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Surprise, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good job, meet a lot of military veterans

    Cons

    Long Hours not many breaks



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