State of Arizona Reviews

Updated 4 February 2016
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  • Low pay; not much room for promotion within department; job security tied to administration which can change every 4 years (in 11 reviews)

  • There are no raises - you have to switch positions in order to get any kind of increase (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Safety Compliance Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Good experience, diverse work environment, great training for employees, always learning something new. Good benefits

    Cons

    Pay is low, causes high turnover.


  2. "Office of Inspector General"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to work. The work is always different. Flexibility and benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    The pay is terrible and does not encourage longevity.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries to maintain longevity.


  3. "Auditor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good work hours. Provides good work/home life balance. Very low stress.

    Cons

    Lots of cronyism from the top. Senior employees like appointing and moving people around. No pay raises to speak of.


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  5. "Personal Aide"

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    Former Employee - Personal Aide in Goodyear, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Personal Aide in Goodyear, AZ (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good hours, relaxed atmosphere for the most part

    Cons

    Work environment, dealing with management


  6. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at State of Arizona full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, excellent benefits, professional development trainings offered year round

    Cons

    Pressured to work weekends/ after hours in addition to 40 hour work week.


  7. "DCS Case Aide ll"

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    Current Employee - Case Aide Ll in Prescott Valley, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Case Aide Ll in Prescott Valley, AZ (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The benefits are awesome, I pay $204. Per month for exceptional medical Insurance for my entire family. State of AZ matches your retirement contribution.

    Cons

    the pay rate is not great, especially when you consider you have a mandatory $240. Coming out of your check every month for AZ state retirement which is great long term but it really takes a chunk out of your check now.


  8. "Manager"

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

    Pros

    Very little. I had some great managers and some awful ones.

    Cons

    Your success completely depends on if your manager likes you. Pay is terrible with no potential for raises.

    Advice to Management

    Hire trained managers. Avoid favoritism.


  9. "Program Developer/Investigations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some of the best life experience I have ever endured.

    Cons

    Need more qualified workers to ease work loads.


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    "Case Manager- Investigations Unit"

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    Former Employee - Investigation Case Manager, Department of Child Safety in Douglasville, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Investigation Case Manager, Department of Child Safety in Douglasville, GA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Great medical and dental benefits. Employees rely on each other for support and assistance in performing duties; the teamwork in the office makes the job manageable.

    Cons

    There is a lot of turnover within the organization due to the high workload and lack of support. Supervisors/managers are heavily weighed down with paperwork, meetings and responsibilities that they do not have time to properly supervise staff. Staff are not supported and held accountable for making decisions when supervisor is unavailable or "busy". Lack of technology to make job efficient. Upper management does not understand the full scope of job duties and implement policies/procedures that complicate/hinder the proper execution of job duties.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees when they voice what helps and hinders them completing their job effectively.


  11. "Financial Manager"

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    Current Employee - Principal Managing Analyst in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Principal Managing Analyst in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The people that work for DES are driven, intelligent, and want everyone to succeed in reaching the departmental goals and individual career aspirations. Work-life balance is fantastic. The daily job is rewarding.

    Cons

    With turnover in management, some divisions have suffered from lack of strategic direction and support.

    Advice to Management

    When evaluating an employee consider their value add, not just their one-time mistakes that are corrected.



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