Fiscal Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Little Rock, AR – March 13, 2018
I thought that working for the state of Arkansas would be an ideal job to have, but once I go in, things wasn't what I expected. The good thing about working for the state of Arkansas is the retirement package.
Boss was threatened by anyone with more education than her.
Program Eligibility Specialist (Former Employee) – Berryville, AR – March 21, 2018
Ten minutes after I walked in the door, my immediate supervisor came in, closed the door and informed me that she didn't want to hire me because of my education level and would find a way to get rid of me at the first given opportunity.
DASS RN (Former Employee) – Madison County – March 3, 2018
Madison Co unit is one of the best places to work. ...excellent people to work with....loved my coworkers...just had an offer to travel that I just could not turn down. .."a once in a life time opportunity "....other wise. I would still be there
Fast pace company. Must be ready to meet and accomodate peopel from national
Local Office Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) – Texarkana, AR – March 2, 2018
A typical consist of answering at least 100 call from clients requesting information regarding their SNAP and Medicaid case. I have learned in this business that patience is a must and treat everyone equal. Management differs, each person priorities are different. The hardest part about the job is workers being in unity. It's hard when a person has a real need and you cannot give help to that person.
The most rewarding part of the day is when I have helped a person and made their day, their lively hood better.
Annual leave, Sick leave, Birthday leave, Holidays working 8-4:30 of on Saturdays and Sundays
No bonuses, not a lot of opportunities for growth. Pay scale is low
Program Assistant (Former Employee) – Crawford County, AR – February 13, 2018
I was sexually harassed several times over a period of almost 3 years and supervisors never did anything about it. Very hostile work environment. I was asked to falsify time sheets and client records. Other employees were constantly bashing clients with supervisors in open conversation. Very bad place to work. I was never given a performance evaluation in almost 3 years.
County Supervisor (Former Employee) – Waldron, AR – January 30, 2018
When you begin with Economic Services for DHS they make it appear that you will be able to handle the work load. However, the only people that seem to handle the work load are those who don't care about the clients. If you care about the clients and what happens to them you will probably not be able to get your work done, which leads to being harassed by supervisors. I would not recommend working at DHS to anyone whether I liked them or not. Run away from these people as fast as you can.
In-house Counsel (Former Employee) – Little Rock, AR – December 12, 2017
Caseload was insane but collegial environment and availability of management made the job as easy as it could be. Not much room to advance within the Office of Chief Counsel but opportunities to move to other divisions within the agency.
Program Eligibility Specialist (Current Employee) – Danville, AR – December 5, 2017
Very satisfying work. I would highly recommend it. I am only looking for career advancement or I would not be looking. We provide life improving and often life saving services to our clients that enable them to stay in their homes safely and still receive the services they need.
Computer Support Analyst (Former Employee) – Conway, AR – November 28, 2017
I felt I was doing a great job. I asked often how I was doing, was told well. Then suddenly I am asked into office within 3 months and told it was not working out. I completed the work of a Database Administrator and coder.
Pay was low and Job title was incorrect for job performed.
Human Resources Specialist (Former Employee) – Heber Springs, AR – October 15, 2017
This job did not have guidelines or handbooks for the employees as the job profile is constantly changing with every new state and federal law, so it is difficult to recommend a job like this to any one who needs any guidance
Resource Worker (Former Employee) – Fayetteville, AR – October 9, 2017
There are many roles to pay at DHS. Regardless the job is not easy. There will be many long and stressful days. Often times it is a thankless job. You will see and experince a lot of sad things. But its all worth it for those moments when you helped bring a family together. It’s worth it when you helped put a smile on a child’s face. Its not easy but its worth it.