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State of Arizona Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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State of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
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Pros
  • Contract company (KForce) provides a good benefits package and rate (in 26 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great pay, great time off (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay; not much room for promotion within department; job security tied to administration which can change every 4 years (in 13 reviews)

  • 11% mandatory retirement contribution, no raises, no annual cost of living allowances (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Human Services Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Rewarding work and good benefits.

    Cons

    Required to work weekends and holidays.


  2. "12 month lock in review"

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    Current Employee - Program and Projects Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Program and Projects Specialist in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best reason for working at the State of Arizona is the benefits package.

    Cons

    Raises are few and far between. The only way to get a raise is to change positions.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "DCS Specialist"

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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

    You make your own schedule.

    Cons

    High case loads and building politics

    Advice to Management

    Restructure


  4. "PSE 2"

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    Former Employee - PSE II in Mesa, AZ
    Former Employee - PSE II in Mesa, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with caring people who worked hard to provide great customer service to the people they serve.

    Cons

    No schedule flexibility. A high level of responsibility for mediocre pay.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  5. "Good Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    ADOA is a great agency to work in! Good for work Life Balance and leadership provides empowerment for employees to do their job for the tax payer.

    Cons

    1. Salary is below average in comparison to private sector.
    2. HR or management does not explain thoroughly pension plan requirements, huge burden to pay every month. Which already makes a low paying job even worse.


  6. "Fulfilling DOC Job"

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    Former Employee - Tutor in Goodyear, AZ
    Former Employee - Tutor in Goodyear, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Arizona part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you end up in prison and gave high Functional Literacy Scores, this is a job I'd recommend. To be able to assist your fellow inmates is very gratifying.

    Cons

    Being in prison
    Being locked up


  7. "Great Job with Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Executive Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are caring and forward-thinking, the health and insurance benefits are awesome, there are excellent promotional opportunities, and a wide range of positions.

    Cons

    Hiring process can be lengthy and impersonal. I cannot really think of anything not great about working for this employer.

    Advice to Management

    Update your resume on a regular basis and ensure your references are solid and current. Select the positions to which you apply carefully so that you are not underselling your abilities.

  8. "Review"

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

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

    Pros

    room for advancement and benefits

    Cons

    I wish we had bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Bonuses


  9. "Child Support Officer"

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    Current Employee - Child Support Officr in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Child Support Officr in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexibility, abundance of opportunities for learning, excellent medical benefits

    Cons

    high retirement deduction, understaffed, politics, pay is not high for the job duties


  10. "It's Awesome!"

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    Current Employee - Counselor in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Counselor in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with, job fulfillment, flexible schedule. Benefits are incredible.

    Cons

    It's a long hiring process, so if you are hoping to start work soon, it's not going to happen for a couple months.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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