State of Arizona Reviews

Updated Jun 25, 2020

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3.1
56%
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State of Arizona Governor  Doug Ducey
Doug Ducey
47 Ratings
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  • "Low pay and some agencies are a complete nightmare(in 28 reviews)

  • "low salary with no raises or bonuses(in 18 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Eligibility worker. PSE II"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time for less 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. "Low pay High drama"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PSE II in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helping people, and that’s it.

    Cons

    Inability to remain focused due to low pay. Unable to sustain my bills, while issuing aid for general public

  3. "Great people - Poor Pay"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Secretary in Peoria, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super friendly people, very much a family atmosphere, at least in the office I worked at. Excellent medical benefits.

    Cons

    I simply did not have enough work to do and was very bored.

  4. "Great Benefits -"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Supervisor in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Good start off pay out of college

    Cons

    Hard to move around. Have to know someone to get the job.

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  5. "BENEFITS"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of benefits to being a state employee. The benefits that attracted me were the medical coverage, pension plan and paid time off. Since starting with the state I have learned there are so many more benefits available and that it is a great environment to work in.

    Cons

    Politics influence decisions and operations.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Considering What the State of Arizona Has Given Me..."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Liaison in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good working environment with people that seem genuinely interested in being involved with your life. My supervisor will always be a good friend even after he retires next year. Outstanding health benefits with an obscenely low bi-weekly cost to my family.

    Cons

    Not all units within the state are the same. Organizational culture can vary wildly between front-line service units and those involved with the organization in other supporting positions. Even from one building to the next, your experiences may vary.

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  7. Helpful (2)

    "Working for 14 yrs and never had a raise"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CSR2 in San Simon, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work is close to my parents home

    Cons

    I have never received a raise for 13 1/2 yrs Due the Lieutenant not liking me but everyone has had a raise here except for me I have gone above and beyond my job duties. I can not afford home . I'm basically making minimum wage.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked and underpaid"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - HSSIII-Phoenix 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Great Coworkers and Great Benefits

    Cons

    I would not recommend working for DES-APS. The job is responding to people in the community or assisted living facilities for any and all problems. All problems require the same sense of urgency and therefore the agency will never be successful at anything. Workers are sent alone to concerns that every other agency sends a team and you will be sent after hours to possible dangerous situations with no support. You will be exposed to feces, urine, bed bugs and infectious diseases. The agency will always be understaffed due to the nature of the work and the fact that workers will NEVER receive a pay raise. You could work here 10+ years and your paycheck will be less then the day you started due to increasing costs for benefits, retirement, etc. Most people work outside their work hours to keep up with the constant stream of cases and repetitive and non-essential tasks, so your hourly wage is even less then stated. Most co-workers are friendly and supportive and really want to help people. The new direction of the agency running "like a business" has turned it into a numbers game and there is really not time to actually help people, so you will become frustrated and disillusioned.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Overworked and underpaid"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Wonderful clients and many amazing staff

    Cons

    Always working, always on call, no work/life balance

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good benefits, poor pay"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Coordinator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Health insurance and retirement benefits are fantastic

    Cons

    Wages are just extraordinarily low. Shockingly low for the work that is expected.

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