State of Arizona

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State of Arizona Reviews

Updated 3 March 2015
Updated 3 March 2015
77 Reviews
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Pros
  • They have a good benefits and retirement programs (in 13 reviews)

  • Low Supervision Great benefits low experience (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Low pay, not much opportunity for advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper Management is quite clueless to the real needs of IT (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very secure and reliable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Benefits, no lay offs, opportunities to move up for those who excel above and beyond job requirements and work harder than they have to. Great work to life balance!

    Cons

    Pay is below private sector equivalent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Technical Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Great Stability
    Current Employee - Great Stability

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

    Pros

    Very interesting....room for advancement if you apply yourself.

    Cons

    NA...A job is really what you make of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Document processes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Operations Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Arizona

    Pros

    Benefits are great for health insurance and vacation days.

    Cons

    Salary...can make more in the private sector

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is weak at times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Long hours for low pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Child Safety Specialist in Tucson, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Child Safety Specialist in Tucson, AZ (US)

    I have been working at State of Arizona

    Pros

    Helping families and children in difficult situations

    Cons

    Long hours and unrealistic case loads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise pay and hire more Case managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Child Protective Services in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Child Protective Services in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    excellent team work and shared responsibility

    Cons

    lack of accountability at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote individuals who work hard

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Arizona State University, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Group Leader in Arizona State University, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Was able to gain great experience working with patients with active psychosis. Open minded leadership if you had initiative and could implement change. Patients were great, had freedom to work on group programming suitable to the population I serviced.

    Cons

    Lack of accountability. Cliques could destroy team dynamics on units. Nurses and techs worked poorly together at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to promote hardworking individuals who persevere and can implement change!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Dead end job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Benefits, life work balance, downtown location

    Cons

    No merit pay increases, no cost of living increases, no career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees need room to advance and need cost of living raises at a minimum

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Shrinking budgets

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Arizona

    Pros

    A Good work life balance

    Cons

    Shrinking budgets, possible layoffs, poor management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much can be done by management as erratic funding priorities from the state legislature create an unstable work environment and high turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    State of Arizona

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Arizona

    Pros

    AWESOME benefits
    Most government employees are very hard workers

    Cons

    Political "nepotism" is alive and well
    Leadership hold all the cards (allowed to lie and manipulate)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even though Governor Brewer's Personnel reform is highly successful in many areas, it has opened the door to many more abusive practices.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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