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State of Arizona Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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Pros
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  • 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 16 reviews)

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

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  1. "It's Awesome!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "investigative specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    benefits, good working conditions, salary

    Cons

    government job, politics, to get things done can be complex

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Dept.of Rev."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Tech in Phoenix, AZ
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are definitely great. The pay is decent nothing to write home about though. Good work life balance. Not too demanding.

    Cons

    Raises are few and far between. No real review process for progression. The technology division lacks Direction honest goals with service-level objectives. Additional training to stay relevant has been difficult. Usually have a minimum number of staff. Which makes it hard to keep it pays and plan ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Technology needs to take a priority because this is what supports the agency and a very basic level and without it things would come to a slow crawl. After many management changes you see the same mistakes being made no one really learns from the previous groups. They don't want to hear what the other groups did because it's them doing it and they know they can be successful even though it's the same mistakes. Rumors tend to run the opinions not based in fact.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "GED and Functional Literacy Tutor"

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

    I worked at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Helping students pass their exams to serve 85% of their prison sentence; students are able to get better jobs and more pay; learning as I taught

    Cons

    It was prison. I think that sums it up.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more tutors per classroom; stop taking jobs away; stop making unnecessary changes


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not much growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Management
    Work life balance
    Flexibility
    No micromanaging
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Pay
    Not much room for growth
    Culture
    Not team oriented
    No promotions


  6. Helpful (1)

    "COII"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - COII in Goodyear, AZ
    Current Employee - COII in Goodyear, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You work with a great group of people

    Cons

    You work around inmates sometimes your alone


  7. "State Health Physicist"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible, good team, travel, potential to qualify for CHP

    Cons

    Salary much lower than private sector so it is hard to retain quality people.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary to match experience and education requirements.

  8. "Network Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Network Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Network Coordinator 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

    Great place to work when you enjoy helping families.
    Medical benefits are good

    Cons

    I don't have any cons for this employer. The state of az is a great place to work


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The staff was great to work with.

    Cons

    The Administrators were terrible and didn't know their jobs and the HR staff was the worst.

    Advice to Management

    The agency needs a complete overhaul.


  10. "Administrator"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    dynamic leadership, training opportunities, growth

    Cons

    Frequent leadership turnover - lack of continuity

    Advice to Management

    More employee engagement and respect


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