State of Arizona
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I was always going to work with a smile and wanting to help customer as much as I could, went out many ways to help them but sometimes was impossible due to statues and government laws. Must always follow law at all times.


employees made it nice


Need it to change management
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It has its pros and cons

Good benefits and okay pay, but management can be a hit or miss. Sometimes there is way too micromanagement or you can't get through to management in times needed the most.
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Awesome place to work. Great benefits. Flexible schedule. Beautiful people. People clients. Also, you have the opportunity to be promoted to different positions.
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Great place to work

What is the best part of working at the company?Great place to work good benefits and several Holidays What is the most stressful part about working at the company?No stress at this job managers are very helpful and work well together as team playersWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Busy and steady but rewarding
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Professional and supportive environment with high volume of work with attention to detail required

What is the best part of working at the company?Professional atmosphere, flexible work schedules, interesting workWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?High volume with extreme attention to detail requiredWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Supportive and professional from management. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Requesting and reviewing medical records
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Worked from home

I enjoyed working there for 9 years. However, upper management does micro manage. Working remotely from home was offered during Covid. Unsure if it is still available.
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Long-term employees are complacent. Typical government attitude.

Management & HR are terrible. They just look out for themselves and are just trying to get by until retirement. Opportunity for advancement is poor unless you know someone and pay is low.


Set schedule.


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Think twice and ask to interview a coworker before accepting an offer.

What is the best part of working at the company?Think twice about working at State. Wages are low and benefit are shrinking. What is worse, Arizona Management System. Too much emphasis is placed on statistics and producing quality and quantity widgets. Lacks interest in servicing the public’s needs. Over emphasis. If you don’t meet these lofty goals, then they revoke your right to work from home. Disciplining is without hesitation or warning and very progressive. Additionally, supervision is hypercritical, vindictive, and openly retaliatory if you say anything criticizing any policy or procedures or if you call in sick. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Trying to meet monthly goals of productivity with perfection.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Horrible moral. No team building, management discourages socialization between associates unless management is present.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Miserable. Produce, produce, produce.
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Toxic! Worst So-Called Professional Job I Have Ever Had.

If you like Theory X style of management, this job is for you. You aren't treated as a professional. You aren't respected or valued. Everyone is afraid of top management in my area. Peter Principle alive and well there. Processes and procedures are horrendous. Training is a joke. Ability to take leave was difficult where I worked. It's sad the coworkers I left behind don't realize there are better jobs out there. Very toxic enviornment.




Toxic, bullying managers, worker harder, not smarter processes and procedures
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Wonderful experience.

What is the best part of working at the company?Wonderful management and staff. Very supportive of staff. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Nothing exactly only due to the State system, things were slow to implement and change. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Very cohesive, friendly, great team.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Mainly worked alone in the field but management always available for support.
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Easy work

Easy work but the supervisors play favorites and only give promotional opportunities based on their favorites employees. Said employees also aren't asked to do much work but a lot of side quests instead.
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Fun workplace at the lower level

It is hard, and almost impossible to get promoted if you don’t have a personal relationship with the hiring manager. Your qualification, experience, and performance are disregarded when it comes to being promoted. Case managers have the highest case loads; and mostly don’t get support they much need. The leadership is more concerned about the numbers. Decision are taken from top down, the employees have no say.


Team work, good benefits


high case loads, promotions are hard to get for some
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Great teamwork, outstanding atmosphere.

Great teamwork.great Atmosphere, long lunch breaks. Everyone worked together as a team so that we could close cases. When one person is going through something. Everyone will jump in and try to cheer the. Up.
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overall great job with great compensation there is plenty of growth opportunity and everyone is friendly

set schedule monday through friday 9 to 5 with great compensation and opportunity for growth and future development and branching to different departments within the state line of business with plenty of support in self growth as well.


monday through friday with set schedule and great compensation package with paid holidays


weekends not available
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The care and safety of children are paramount to the professionals I worked with.

The people at the same level as I was, were super helpful, very family-driven, very child-driven. The upper management is not at all good and the ADOA is horrible. They do not communicate well with you. They are not supportive, they do not tell you what forms you need to fill out for FMLA or how to fill them out. I would never recommend working for the State of Arizona government. I loved my job, however, it was super stressful and I did not feel supported.


Fulfilling work, important work, life changing work for parents and children.


Upper management, opaque ADOA, fast turnover, 26% attrition rate.
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Whatever you do, stay away from state jobs in red states like Arizona

What is the best part of working at the company?Finding a different place to work, and the exit interview.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The horrendous pay, especially relative to the massive workloads and vicarious trauma.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Highly stressful. Zero support. Overall very toxicWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Dreadful, overloaded and egregiously underappreciated
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Could be better

Little training little support the co-workers are friendly. A lot of work for the staffing available. Not enough resources to support needs of staff or leadership
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No one cares about the members their only trying to fatten their pockets along with their friends

I trained daily to promote into a higher position. I continuously got looked over because upper management wanted to put in people off the street, that had no clue in working with the developmentally disabled. People came in and expected the job to still run smoothly, but in fact did not know how to maintain. DES/DDD/State Operated Services has the worst Executive Managements Ever.


the members


people who don't treat the members like members
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Fun place to work. Always guaranteed hours.

The usual short staff facility. Guaranteed hours and overtime. Paid every 2 weeks. Mandatory state retirement kills the paycheck but worth it in the end. Go apply!!
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Stressful and degrading.

What is the best part of working at the company?There isn't. You are underpaid and bear more responsibility than is feasible for the position. What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The clients and the oversight. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Look out for you and only you and snitch on your coworkers to get ahead and earn favor.
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Beware of wolves I sheep's clothing.

What is the best part of working at the company?The best part of working here is the work itself and the people that are served. Even though there is little to no structure or guidance provided, you can somehow navigate your way through projects if your tenacious enough.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The lack of knowledge about programs and the staff that actually work those programs. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?The environment is toxic. The culture is do what I say not what is best for the client.What is a typical day like for you at the company?It is pressure and very stressful.
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3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.5 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.2 out of 5 stars for Culture

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