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State of Arizona Reviews

Updated October 16, 2018
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State of Arizona Governor Doug Ducey
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Pros
  • "Good Benefits and work life balance" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Good starting pay; great benefits; easy hours" (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay moving forward and limited mobility" (in 17 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great experience"

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    Former Employee - Program Service Evaluator in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Program Service Evaluator in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the most stable jobs, one of the most easiest jobs I have ever had

    Cons

    Unintelligent coworkers, recent change to training format but once you get through it's an easy job

    Advice to Management

    People who complain about this job have no sense of appreciation it are not smart enough to fo the job. Even though this is one of the easiest jobs I ever had


  2. "I COULD DO BETTER"

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    Current Employee - Auditor in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Auditor in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stability in a world where jobs come and go. Decent health insurance that doesn't cost me an arm and a leg.

    Cons

    Mandatory state retirement contributions. (this should be optional). Low pay compared to private sector jobs that are essentially the same. No raises or bonuses. Clique environment. Poor training.

    Advice to Management

    Enough with the micromanagement. Your employees are educated adults working in professional positions. Treat them accordingly. Disband the "popular kids" clique. It's bad for morale and makes people look for jobs elsewhere.

  3. "Pse"

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

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits.room for growth and opportunities

    Cons

    None. Great job and job security


  4. "Guard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Good place for benefits like dental

    Cons

    Depressing environment to be in Daily


  5. "I loved my job"

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

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

    Pros

    The people you work with. Pay; no experience no degree-its good pay. Opportunity to move up or around within the State. You learn a lot about what is really going on beside what people see.

    Cons

    The people you work with. Sexual harassment. Micro-management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pushing good employee out. Stop micro managing god workers. Stop making your employees feel that if they died today they would be replaced tomorrow.


  6. "Great benefits"

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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

    Greater benefits and pension plan

    Cons

    Lower pay than the private sector


  7. "Good"

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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

    People, meaningful, learning, some flexibility

    Cons

    Red tape, constant change, etc

  8. "DCS case manager"

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    Current Employee - DCS Case Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - DCS Case Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got a stipend for masters degree, good health benefits however they keep increasing, attempts to accommodate documentation needs (cell phone, laptop, tablet).

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations, never received a raise in 8 years, use public shame for encouragement, management wants everything the same (um.. we work with people and kids, not predictable results), documentation and responsibilities are beyond reasonable for the workload, no communication or suggestions allowed from case managers to upper management (they say they welcome suggestions but watch your back), and its just a matter of time until another email comes out about more restrictions or higher expectations. Dont work here unless you really need the benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Love my manager and the manager above her. Anything higher- forget about it. Ill keep my mouth shut until i get a new job..


  9. "Social worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Helping families that need intervention

    Cons

    Constant changes in policy and huge turn over

    Advice to Management

    Ask the field workers what would encourage them to stay. Most of the time it's the same answer from everyone.


  10. "Great agency working toward improving the lives of the Arizona vulnerable population"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    The passion each employee has for the work that is done is wonderful! We truly are trying to provide services to each Arizonian in need.

    Cons

    Turnover is high and pay could be better


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