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Sub-par with most other state governments
Assistant Associate Deputy Chief of Something (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZNovember 13, 2014
If you want to be a public servant then this is for you. Stress the word servant. If you want to climb the ladder, you need to start half way up it or you will be stuck at the bottom. The only way to get a raise unless you are a superstar is to change jobs and that is hard to do. You are perceived as a piece of property and most are not willing to let – more... go of their property. They do not send techies to training so most things are learned by trial and error. There are good managers and bad ones. Co-workers are polite for the most part but can be hostile if you are trying to enforce rules, change things or add to their work load. The most enjoyable part of the job is the lack of stress and having the time to have a life away from work which is getting rare in the private sector. The hardest part of the job is not being paid what others in you field are paid but still having to perform as if you were. They don't give people second chances when they screw up, they just fire them. – less
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Needs help
Public Service Evaluator III (Former Employee), Phoenix, ArizonaNovember 6, 2014
Pros: benefits and compensation
Cons: very little accountability
It was challenging working for the State of Arizona. You are told one thing, but you see something else. Supervisors are more concerned with having friendly relationships with their charges versus having and holding them to professional standards. The customers, the people in need of the state assistance were often, not always, but often treated as – more... if they were not worthy of respect because of their need. My co-workers often followed the example of the supervisors and did just the bare minimum. There were a few exceptions to the rule, people who really cared about the people they were supposed to be servicing. For the most part, it was difficult to be around, though. – less
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State of AZ is a great place to work
Mental Health Specialist (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZNovember 5, 2014
Pros: making my own schedule, working with great people
Cons: state of az and upcoming cuts
I have nothing but positive statements about working for the State of AZ. The benefits are great, the pay is acceptable and I have learned much from my time with the State of AZ. I have great flexibility and can be available for any work emergency at a moments notice. I very much enjoy working with the mentally ill population. I work with a great group – more... of people. The best part of my career is watching people take charge of their lives as independantly as possible. Working through the "red tape" of the government has proven to be difficult at times but there is always a policy or procedure that will get results. – less
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working from temp to hire
Exam Tech (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZNovember 2, 2014
I like working for them in the different areas that they provide and learning new skills
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Very satisfying work helping other people cope with life
Adult Protective Services Investigator (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZOctober 26, 2014
Pros: work mostly in the field out of home
Cons: good benefits
Very intense work.....troubleshooting every day trying to make people's life better.
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SQL BI Developer
Sr. SQL Developer (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZOctober 21, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: short breaks and health care
• Involved in Analysis, Requirements gathering, Development, Testing.
• Responsible for creating database objects like views, Store Procedures and Functions etc. Using SQL Server 2008/2012.
• Designed ,coded, tested and debugging business logic for software Applications
• Responsible for data analysis and Reporting to management. Used MS Access, MS – more... Excel. MS Visio, pivot tables
And V-lookups
• Worked with Clients for more efficient solutions in T- SQL.
• Improved the performance of the T-SQL queries and Stored procedures by using SQL profiler, Execution plan, SQL performance monitor and Index tuning advisor.
• Worked with Business Analysts and users to understand the requirements.
• Implemented logical design into Physical design.
• Involved in the normalization of databases in the OLTP.
• Used different kinds of joins to join more than 24 tables.
• Improved performance of the SQL Queries and stored procedures using SQL profiler and Index tuning advisor.
• Created and involved in the Creation of around 168 packages to load data into Production server. Created one table to execute all packages in the sequence order.
• Provided on call support for production and development servers.
• Created Stored Procedure and used these procedures in the SSIS Packages to improve performance.
• Created and reorganized the indexes at regular intervals for better performance.
• Tested all Stored Procedures on testing environment.
• Involved in Developing the .NET components and ASP.NET Web form applications like Company website as well as code samples for fellow staffers.
• Maintained the table performance by following the tuning tips like normalization, creating indexes
Optimized and tuned the SQL Queries. – less
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High volume call center
Customer Service Support (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ 85033October 14, 2014
As a customer Program Service Evaluator for The Arizona Department of Economic Security's Family Assistance Administration my primary responsibilities were to assist customers in applying for government nutritional, cash and medical assistance, as well as provide answers to customers concerning their application status while applying the Federal, State – more... and Agency: laws, rules, and regulation. – less
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Excellent Benefit Program
SUPERVISOR (Current Employee), PhoenixOctober 13, 2014
Pros: healthcare
Cons: pay
The benefits program is worth having a position with the state. However, the compensation is very low compared to the private sector. They demand approx. 11.5% of your gross income be contributed to ASRS (retirement program) and this is mandatory. You are not allowed to borrow from it and you cannot change the amount you HAVE to contribute to it. The – more... most enjoyable part of the job is being able to help those who are in need of the benefits that we have to give. – less
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Social Work, Case Management
Child Safety Specialist (Current Employee), Avondale, AZOctober 6, 2014
As a Case Manager in this position, the Case Manager is responsible for assessing safety and risk for children, documenting interactions with parents, children and providers, recommend and assess services that allow parents address the behavioral changes that caused their children to come into care.
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Productive & challenging work environment
Maintain confidentiality Assist Receptionist (Current Employee), Phoenix, ArizonaSeptember 29, 2014
High volume of data entry into Childs Database with client case files.
Review cases for substantiated or unsubstantiated.
Highly recommended for exceptional work by management.
Co workers helpful.
Hardest part of job, no vacant jobs suitable for my experience.
Work enjoyable as part of communication with internal and external customers. Customer Service – more... a must. – less
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always great helping others
Program Services Evaluator III (Current Employee), Tucson, AZSeptember 23, 2014
I interview clients and assist them in getting the social services they need
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It have it's ups and downs
Management Analyst I (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZSeptember 22, 2014
Typical work day varies. I love working with some of my co-workers.
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"Challenging workplace" is a gross understatement
Nurse (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZSeptember 15, 2014
Pros: your co-workers
Cons: administration refuses to see reality, won't listen, and blame direct care staff.
Co-workers are dependable and helpful - your best allies! Upper management - administrators- don't care one bit about employees. They lie and make promises and laugh when you remind them of what was said at interview. "And you believed that? Everything is based on 'facility need'..." and they chuckle, making you feel foolish.
Every day you work short, – more... and nurses are utilized on the floor as techs for 1-2 hours daily. The environment is extremely stressful for both staff and patients. As tensions rise, psychotic behaviors escalate and assaults on staff are inevitable. And if you are injured and have to miss work - YOU MUST USE YOUR EARNED VACATION DAYS!! Once Vacation is exhausted, you'll use your sick days...If you meet the requirements (after the min 3 weeks) you'll get Workman's Comp - less than 1/2 pay of base RN. So much for the 'good benefits' they claim if you get hurt. And no doubt YOU WILL BE ASSAULTED - everyone is, just no guarantee if you'll be hurt or not...Sadly, local Urgent Care centers are very familiar with ASH employee injuries.
This place claims to be therapeutic, but it is the farthest thing from it! Patients sit around bored everyday - stuck in the four walls of the 'day area' with other patients: Cabin fever +psychosis does not equal therapeutic environment. The doctors have tried to 'fight' for the direct care staff- without success...and they are just as frustrated with the environment. – less
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Good People
Associate (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZAugust 29, 2014
The best thing about this job is the co-workers and the work-life balance.
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very intense work enviroment, stressful issues requiring patince, dedication, expertise in Word, Microsoft Office, and ATLAS
Enforcement Officer II, Customer Service, (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZAugust 26, 2014
50-60 cases a day with very detailed computer work required. Very emotional intake and review of case files on child support matters and resolution of major issues. Individual and group review of cases with very precise documentation. Recorded and Timed on every case.
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DES Accounting Tech 111
Accounting Technician III (Former Employee), Tucson, AzAugust 24, 2014
Pros: helping people in need.
Cons: hiding your feelings.
Performed various accounting jobs for the State of Arizona in Tucson with the Division of Developmental Disabilities. This job enabled me to have direct contact with the Division's clients needing financial services.
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some aspects included on resume
Program Service Evaluator II (Former Employee), Tucson, AZAugust 11, 2014
Pros: paid holidays
Being able to assist families in their time of need is not only a gift but a reward in itself. As a "PSE II" you can not only make a difference but support yourself while doing it.
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I not only have extensive electrical experience, I enjoy it.
Electrician (Former Employee), Florence AzAugust 4, 2014
Pros: challenging
Cons: could be a shocking experience
I enjoy troubleshooting electrical circuits - at times it can be challenging and difficult but it is always rewarding. I appreciate the mental stimulation some aspects of the job provide.
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Great company to work for.
Associate Deputy Warden (Former Employee), Goodyear, AZJuly 28, 2014
Great promotional opportunities. Good team work. Enjoyed the fact that my days were never boring or routine.
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Fun place to work
PSE III (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZJuly 13, 2014
Pros: great co-workers
Cons: i cannot think of any
Interviewed clients to determine whether they were eligible for
AHCCCS & food stamps. I learned a lot about computers, fax machines & people. The hardest part of the job is when you have to deny someone that has an enormous hospital bill & the most enjoyable is when you can approve someone with an enormous hospital bill.

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