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Arkansas DHS Reviews

Updated 20 September 2018
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  • "No support from upper managment" (in 5 reviews)

  • "the speed of bureaucracy is molasses, which can be comforting, unless you want to get something accomplished" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "nice salary"

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    Former Employee - Program Eligibility Specialist in Fort Smith, AR (US)
    Former Employee - Program Eligibility Specialist in Fort Smith, AR (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arkansas DHS full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    loved the clients i worked with

    Cons

    no salary raises
    very much like high school cliche in the office


  2. "DCFS"

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    Current Employee - Family Service Worker
    Current Employee - Family Service Worker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arkansas DHS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love working with and helping people. The work is never dull. You get to do different things and meet new people every day. Get to work with kids. Pay has gotten somewhat better.

    Cons

    Supervisor is malicious and rude. There is no accountability to poor workers or supervisors. Productive employees are punished by receiving extra work when other workers fall behind. There is little opportunity for upward mobility. The agency does not promote from within. long hours with little recognition from supervisors (because they expect it), no support from supervisory staff

    Advice to Management

    If you've been here for over thirty years, it's time to step down and left people with innovative and fresh ideas take over.

  3. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director of Juvenile Detention Center in Lewisville, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Director of Juvenile Detention Center in Lewisville, AR (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arkansas DHS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great job due to helping the kids

    Cons

    Need more resources for the youth

    Advice to Management

    Need more trades to teach the youth career choices


  4. "Job Salaries"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator
    Current Employee - Program Coordinator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arkansas DHS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Big raises for some. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Small raises for the most tenured employees.


  5. "Family Service Worker Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arkansas DHS full-time

    Pros

    Work to strengthen the lives of children and their families.

    Cons

    The pay in not great but they are working to improve that.

    Advice to Management

    Honor and recognize the great and hard work that is being done. This helps boost morale.


  6. "No reason to stay on"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arkansas DHS full-time

    Pros

    Office Job, getting to help the people that really need it.

    Cons

    No management back up. Will work you to death, you're just a number.


  7. "PES"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arkansas DHS full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, friendly co-workers, work hours are great

    Cons

    Lots of paper work, need to follow a lot of policies and rules

    Advice to Management

    Flex work hours

  8. "Lots of Stability"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Smith, AR (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Smith, AR (US)

    I have been working at Arkansas DHS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of stability, flexibility if time off is needed, health benefits and POT accrual

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility unless you want to move to Little Rock or to another position or division where you are located, no raises, not even cost of living, unless approved by legislature for every employee to get one if they meet qualifications (just like any State job). You can work hard and get great quarterly reviews but see no monetary reward.

    Advice to Management

    Allow those who could work from home, the chance to do so. You could definitely save some money on rental space which could mean raises more often for deserving employees.


  9. "Fine first job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arkansas DHS full-time

    Pros

    It offers stable employment and good benefits. If you have DHS on your resume, future employers will know you can put up with a lot of crap.

    Cons

    Management can be horrible. You can not advance unless you want to stay there 20 years, then you will barely make more money anyway. Those that stay the longest is often because they are incompetent and can't find work elsewhere.


  10. "House supervisor"

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    Former Employee - House Supervisor in Jonesboro, AR (US)
    Former Employee - House Supervisor in Jonesboro, AR (US)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arkansas DHS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot about people with special needs,disabilities.

    Cons

    You never are sure what response you can get.Some can be aggressive with no warning.

    Advice to Management

    You provide a highly needed living program.i wish you luck in keeping it going.


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