Arkansas DHS Reviews

Updated 10 Jun 2020

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Arkansas DHS Chief Finance and Administrative Officer Jerry Berry (no image)
Jerry Berry
23 Ratings
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  • "No support from upper managment(in 5 reviews)

  • "Low pay, high responsibility, top leadership and director do not cre about the people(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great work place"

    3.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Canberra
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arkansas DHS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Managers are very competent and active

    Cons

    i dont see any negative as such

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  2. "Very Good"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Systems Business Analyst in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arkansas DHS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very Good to work. Proud to serve Arkansans

    Cons

    Nothing much to say on this. All good.

  3. "Salary"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Program Eligibility Specialist 

    I have been working at Arkansas DHS full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Health Benefits and sick and annual leave

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement

  4. "Wonderful"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Licensed Practical Nurse in Rogers, AR

    I worked at Arkansas DHS full-time

    Pros

    Great company, honest management, listen to employees

    Cons

    No cons with this job

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work!"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - State Training Coordinator in Little Rock, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arkansas DHS full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stability, opportunity to grow in career path and salary range

    Cons

    Political environment determines salary and career growth. Unqualified management incompetent at decision making.

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  6. "Enjoyable but Needs Work"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Residential Care Technician in Booneville, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arkansas DHS full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very fulfilling and enjoyable work

    Cons

    Work environment is toxic and there isn't enough staff to cover positions

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  7. "Not Enough Pay For Work. No Discipline For Bad Employees"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Rca in Jonesboro, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Arkansas DHS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    This is for the Jonesboro Human Development Center- State job

    Cons

    Not enough pay. They dont want to hire you as a CNA because they would have to pay you more. You'll make more at Walmart & deal with WAY less. Definitely not enough pay for what you have to deal with. No hazard pay. Some management likes to talk to people like they're ignorant. Plus a few other things.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Leadership"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Administrator 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Arkansas DHS full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers care and are trying to serve Arkansas' vulnerable population

    Cons

    Low pay, high responsibility, top leadership and director do not cre about the people. Turnover is astronomical.

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  9. "DHS"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arkansas DHS full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I ldid nothing for months. I can see why people joke about the state taking so long to get things done. However, now since it is the busy season... it is going good! I’m not bored out of my mind and the day goes by fast. Time off is amazing. My manager and coworkers are great. However, there are some departments where your sanity will be tested.

    Cons

    Pay! Per diem when traveling. You only get reimbursed.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "High turnover rates"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Family Service Worker 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arkansas DHS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Interacting with children & families is always a blessing.

    Cons

    Good workers are often overworked & burnout fast due to staff shortages

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