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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.
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Great benefits
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Benefits
Cons
Low morale, horrible upper management
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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State employment
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  ArkansasJune 18, 2018
State employment. Good salary compensation, great benefits, good working hours, good work environment. Excellent Advancement opportunities. Paid Holidays and sick leave.
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very stressful work place. Clients rude and hateful.
Administrative assistant (Former Employee) –  Fayetteville, ARJune 17, 2018
There is no room for advancement. Most of the time the supervisors are not understanding of situations and would never take up for you if a client was upset or calling you names.
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Not a bad place to work
Pulaski County Prosecuting Attorney (Current Employee) –  Little Rock, ARJune 12, 2018
Every job has it's pros and cons. There is a lot of favoritism in our office. It's all about who you know when job promotions are made. Other than that, it's a great job!
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Productive and fun place to work with great staff and administration
RCSS (Current Employee) –  Arkadelphia, ARJune 3, 2018
Arkadelphia Human Development Center is a great place to work with great benefits. The clients are very Loveable and we’re all a family. We provide active treatment to the clients as well as daily living skills.
Pros
Great staff
Cons
Short staff
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The State is a good place to work
Child Support Specialist I (Current Employee) –  Russellville, ARMay 15, 2018
The environment of the State of Arkansas is a good place to work and the management is good, the only thing wrong is the room for advancement. I am responsible for 600 case I monitor for payments and take actions on the non payer's.
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Gives me an oppertunity to help others
Trial Court Administrator (Current Employee) –  Arkadelphia, ARMay 14, 2018
Love working for the State of Arkansas!! It has given me a relaxed work place that i can enjoy and perform my job in a way that helps others. Thank you
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a Nice, energetic place to work
Data Entry Technician (Former Employee) –  Little Rock, ARMay 5, 2018
Encourages growth, dress code is nice, yet flexible. They give vacation days and sick days as paid time off. Health care: they paid about 50% of the premium.
Pros
health care
Cons
stress on performance is unforgiving
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Revenue
Revenue Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Prescott, ARApril 18, 2018
Dealing with rude customers and administration that wont back you up. Lots of things to learn and stressful at times. The pay isn't compensated for the things you have to real with.
Pros
benefits
Cons
low pay
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Department of Finance & Administration
Field agent for Electronic Gaming (Current Employee) –  Hot Springs, ARApril 17, 2018
We regulate machinery and oversee operations at Oaklawn. There is much involved in the way of learning electronic gaming. You also have to be a people person in that this is a highly trafficked area.
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A Day at The State
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  Little Rock, ARApril 13, 2018
A typical day as a customer service Agent consisted of balancing the roles and responsibilities of juggling several tasks and problem solving with irate clients. Over the years I learned to effectively communicate in intense situations, effectively problem solve in a timely manner and protect the sensitivity and privacy of my clients. My workplace culture was very diverse and to some capacity chaotic and a little stressful. The hardest part was being able to expect to function at maximum efficiency without the proper training when new assignments were distributed. The most enjoyable part of my career at the State of Arkansas was watching myself develop in time sensitive and multifaceted assignments.
Pros
Diverse working environment, Great Benefits, Incentive Programs
Cons
Lack of training, Stagnate income
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