State of Arkansas Employee Reviews

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Great place to work for
Human Resources Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Monticello, ARFebruary 9, 2019
Maintains internal processes, databases, and application systems
 Maintains filing room and onboarding processes
 Performs clerical duties such as filing, photocopying, faxing and scanning of documents related to the HR/Payroll
Department
 Maintains Employee Personnel Records.
 Along with HR team, helps coordinates Company sponsored activities (monthly birthday cake, office parties, etc.)
 Assists with pre-employment processing of employment applications and background screening
 Helps with human resources generalist duties as assigned
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Great place
Lt. Investigator/Training Officer (Former Employee) –  Little Rock, ARJanuary 16, 2019
Always adventurous, great supervisors, excellent co-workers and subordinates.....was able to inspire alot of young minds (hopefully) ....very diverse culture being a state agency, hardest part of job was dealing with prosecutors and public defenders , but thats how it goes.
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If you have a life, don't apply
Supervisor, Customer Service dmv (Former Employee) –  Little Rock, ARJanuary 10, 2019
There is a high turnover of employees and management, so the offices are always short handed, and the rules change based on what manager is running the show that week. You will work a lot of overtime and not get paid for it, but the overtime is required. In place of overtime, they will give you comp time that you will never be able to take due to the office always being short handed. The management's main goal is their own personal advancement, so your job is to make them look really promotable. However, there will not be much advancement opportunity for you. Truthfully, you will not get anywhere near as much respect from upper management as they expect from you. If you have a spouse, children, pets, etc, you are expected to place them low on your priority list. It's best to not have a life outside of work with this company. They micromanage everything as well, so expect to have no privacy. I learned a lot there, and worked very hard alongside some excellent coworkers. In the end, it wasn't worth the stress and lack of family balance.
Pros
You'll be paid out your comp time when you leave
Cons
short staffed, lots of overtime, no time for a life, management will nitpick your every move
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Politics
Employee (Former Employee) –  Little Rock, ARJanuary 3, 2019
Lack of leadership
Lack of job advancement- for some
Lack of Pay -for some
Lack of work life balance, no communication, training, lack of ownership
Lack of dress code
Pros
Na
Cons
Na
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Hard job
Juvenile Detemtion Officer (Former Employee) –  Little Rock, ARDecember 27, 2018
Hard job working for the government. We were taken in at he last minute and treated as outcasts. We were not compensated fairly and the center is now being closed down on June 30th
Pros
N/a
Cons
worked holidays
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hall porter
Hall Porter (Former Employee) –  Pine Bluff, ARNovember 30, 2018
my duties as a hall porter was cleaning offices,bathrooms,hallways,barracks,control booths, i also handled chemicals done inventoy on chemicals and tools used for the job i was doing i am A hard worker and a good people person.
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If you respect yourself, walk away
Boss (Former Employee) –  Fort Smith, ARNovember 27, 2018
If you have any self respect at all, this is not the place for you. Not only are they ruining lives, and giving to those who do not qualify. But they are also avoiding applications and refusing people who truly need help. Lets be the voice who changes this for the state of Arkansas. Something is definitely going wrong with this company.
Pros
None what so ever.
Cons
EVERYthing
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I gained most of my experience as a certified court reporter through this agency.
Certified Court Reporter (Current Employee) –  Malvern, ARNovember 21, 2018
After certification I was able to work for the State of Arkansas to gain years of experience, both freelance and as an official court reporter. I also learned time management through my employment with this agency.
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always short staffed, one person calls in sick, someone always has to cover, state does not pay overtime, but you are required to work it.
corporal (Former Employee) –  fayetteville,arNovember 16, 2018
state work is for the birds! shifts always short, state expects you to cover short shifts, but state does not pay overtime. your suppose to receive comp time, but shifts so short you cant hardly take off. worked state job 15 yrs. after a bout of drinking, stress too much after awhile, and stomach always in knots, I left for non government work and nothing to do with inmates.
Pros
nothing
Cons
everything
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4.0
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Very fast paced
Family Service Worker (Current Employee) –  Salem, ARNovember 16, 2018
Fast paced environment and unpredictable. Need to be ready for anything. Lots of training, coworkers are supportive, and expectations are manageable. Flexible work schedule
Pros
Benefits are great
Cons
Unpredictable
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Great for a person fresh out of college
Local Office Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Blytheville, ARNovember 4, 2018
This position is great for someone fresh out of college looking to build their resume. The pay is not great for the type of work done, but the State of Arkansas has made forward motions to help improve wages. The benefits are great (insurance, supplemental insurance, etc.). The hardest thing is that DHS has forgotten about the people, and have people data/numbers. It makes it very hard for an employee to do their work to the highest degree.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Salary, Culture
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awesome
o Occupational Therapy Aide (Current Employee) –  Conway, ARNovember 4, 2018
the employment for the state of arkansas was awesome. The work area was very much relaxed and fun. The most hardest part of the job is dealing with co-workers
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Empty, quiet workplace
Classified Custodial (Former Employee) –  Vilonia, AROctober 29, 2018
My position was as a night custodian. My review doesn't reflect the average job through this company, and should be ignored, but I am given no choice but to review it.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Lack of communication
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Helped travelers find places to visit in Arkansas
Travel Consultant (Former Employee) –  Texarkana, TX 75504October 10, 2018
Handed out brochures about interesting and exciting places to visit. Helped with camping, canoeing, hiking, state parks where they could stay. It was during the year that Bill Clinton became president. The little town that he came from, Hope, AR was about 15 minutes down the road. We had a lot of visitors from other countries that wanted pictures of employees standing by the picture of Bill Clinton as he was still the Governor of Arkansas. It was a great place to work.
Pros
Meeting interesting people.
Cons
Having to work on weekends.
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SUPERVISOR (Current Employee) –  Little Rock, AROctober 9, 2018
The job work life balance is perfect. There is no overtime so leaving on time is mandatory. The issues with the culture are that people become institutionalized and don't care about the customers as well as the ineptitude of the IT department to be cooperative with employers.
Pros
Job balance and paid holidays
Cons
Lack of training materials for divisions
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4.0
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Growth and Stress
Family Service Worker, FSW (Former Employee) –  Van Buren, AROctober 4, 2018
The job can be rewarding and stressful. There are times that I would work all day with families into late hours and then get home late. I would try to balance my day but was faced with much adversity at times.
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3.0
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Heavy workload
Program Eligibility Specialist (Former Employee) –  ArkansasOctober 2, 2018
Heavy workload and not enough pay to learn multiple programs. Not appreciated by county administrators. Policy changes constantly making it hard to keep up. Hard to take even one day off without getting extremely behind. Confined to an office and a computer eight hours a day typing extremely long narratives. Health insurance is not good, barely covers anything. Only positive is that they pay out annual leave when you resign. I recommend applying for anything but PES not worth the $17 you will be stressed out
Pros
annual leave and paid holidays
Cons
health insurance and workload
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Why did I ever leave
Administrative Analyst (Former Employee) –  ArkansasSeptember 24, 2018
The state of arkansas gets a bad "rap" for certain agencies, but I was fortunate enough to work for very well managed and agencies that kept the taxpayers of arkansas' interest a top priority
Pros
Pay, holidays, benefits, free parking
Cons
Nothing
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4.0
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Decent
Local Office Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Van Buren, ARSeptember 7, 2018
Love having a set schedule and the people you work with can be either wonderful or cause problems. Clients can be either way as well. It is a pretty easy job but the most stressful thing about it can be the people.
Pros
Steady job
Cons
Lack of career advancement opportunity
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Stressful
DFA Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Mountain Home, ARSeptember 1, 2018
There are great benefits working for the State of Arkansas but it can be very stressful because you are constantly serving customers and answering phones.
Pros
Great benefits
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