State of Arkansas Employee Reviews

Showing all 155 reviews
Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes 2NoReport
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Job Review
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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.
Was this review helpful?Yes 3NoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 3NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 4NoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 5No 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
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
Was this review helpful?Yes 4No 1Report
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
I woudn't
Adjudicator (Current Employee) –  Little Rock, ARAugust 26, 2018
High pressure job, very little leeway, micromanagement and constant reviews and threats.

Come in, sit down, turn on computer and sit in front of computer until you go home. Talk to clients on phone, no client contact.

The culture is very lax. come and go as needed and very lax dress code.

Management will breath down your neck constantly.
Pros
Dress
Cons
The management
Was this review helpful?Yes 6NoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Bad
Cpl (Former Employee) –  Pine Bluff, ARAugust 7, 2018
Not good had to be buddy buddy with the surpervisers to get any respect and a kiss a to the inmates no room to move up in less you good friends with the LT or SGT
Pros
Healthcare
Cons
Everything eles
Was this review helpful?Yes 5NoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Department of Workforce Services
State employee (Former Employee) –  Little Rock, ARJuly 21, 2018
My experience with this agency was one of the worst work experiences. There was no efficient training and no flow from one section to another. The manager's focus was on making sure that they destroyed the morale of the employees instead of ensuring that the office ran smoothly. The work was not hard but the office was very chaotic and unorganized.
Pros
Easy work
Cons
Poor training, poor management
Was this review helpful?Yes 9NoReport
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Disrespect to the highest level
Residential Care Technician (Former Employee) –  Dermott, ARJuly 16, 2018
Top management is very rude to employees! Low work morale. Staff are not professional, neither is supervisors. They forced twelve hour shifts and was never fully staffed to do so. The workers are under paid and overworked
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Low morale, horrible upper management
Was this review helpful?Yes 6NoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
challeneging yet rewarding
Senior Auditor (Former Employee) –  Little Rock, ArkansasJuly 13, 2018
The State of Arkansas has good benefits. However, staffing is always a problem. When a promising employee starts, they immediateley are in search for other opportunities because the salary is not competetive to that of the private sector. Thus employess are overworked. The hardest part of the job is tryin to meet aquaota with inadequate staffing. The most enjoyable part of the job is the dedicated people who strive to meed those quotas and deadlins without adequate support. I gaained extensive knowledge in the principles of auditing, auditing procedures as well as disecting financial papers.
Was this review helpful?Yes 8No 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
An adventure
Case Worker (Current Employee) –  Marion, ARJuly 11, 2018
Working for the State of Arkansas in the DFA department is a very good place to utilize exceptional customer service skills. The supervisor(s) and upper management takes out the time to hear your concerns and recognize any suggestions from employees to make the department a better fit for all.
Was this review helpful?Yes 2NoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Family Service Worker
Family Service Worker (Former Employee) –  Bentonville, ARJuly 4, 2018
This job will expose you to the terrible parts of society. It is hard. You will, sometimes, come home at 1:30 am when you planned to be home at 5:30 pm. The kids are worth it, they are, the paperwork will drive you mad. The job is impossible but management mostly knows that? Best of luck and leave when you get burnt out.
Was this review helpful?Yes 13NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Seasonal job but good pah
Grader (Former Employee) –  Portia, ARJune 30, 2018
This is a fast-paced job sorting grading testing and weighing peanuts. Advancement is possible coworkers are friendly compensation is fair.I enjoyed this job if I had not had to relocate I would have remained there
Pros
Pay is good, hours are good
Cons
Long hours advancement takes time
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Compensation/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good people, low pay
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Little Rock, ARJune 19, 2018
Good coworkers, low pay for the what the job function. Customers are demanding and have a feeling of entitlement, but can be satisfying when you help a person with a real issue.
Pros
State job, hard to get fired
Cons
low pay, no control of your job processes
Was this review helpful?Yes 7NoReport
Claim this company page

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at State of Arkansas. Our community is ready to answer.

Ask a Question

Overall rating

3.7
Based on 155 reviews
550
451
329
214
111

Ratings by category

3.8Work/Life Balance
3.4Compensation/Benefits
3.3Job Security/Advancement
3.3Management
3.5Culture

Ratings from women

2.3InHerSight Score

2.0Personal Development

2.5Career Opportunities

2.4Family Support

Women rate the female-friendliness of their workplaces on InHerSight

Powered by InHerSight