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Lcra Reviews

Updated September 2, 2014
Updated September 2, 2014
22 Reviews
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22 Reviews
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    BLEH

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    Former Employee - Business Support Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Business Support Assistant in Austin, TX

    I worked at Lcra full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    benefits used to be great but have dwindled, holidays, work-life balance

    Cons

    low morale. hyper-political. CYA policy rules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    I had great freedom to innovate and learn

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    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Pricing Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at Lcra full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good customers, good equipment, adequate pay, good benefits.

    Cons

    Inept management at every level; it's lost a third of its revenue from electric sales for that reason.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn your business and trust your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    No upward movement in company

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in La Grange, TX
    Former Employee - Security Officer in La Grange, TX

    I worked at Lcra full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits
    They have reimbursement for tuition and books available to employees looking to advance themselves
    Company is family oriented

    Cons

    Only some job designations are given the time off to work on getting a degree
    Opportunities to advance in the company are limited
    Hours are horrendous

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give opportunities to people in trades to advance within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    An Organization With Too Many Employees - Total Mediocrity at its best

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Lcra

    Pros

    LCRA has outstanding medical benefits. They offer great retirement packages. The main headquarters are in a beautiful area of Austin - overlooking Lake Austin. A positive work experience at LCRA depends entirely on the division and your direct supervisor. Elaborate retreat centers and facilities.

    Cons

    Austin is a very left-leaning city with many environmental activists. LCRA is a haven for these people. If you are of a conservative Republican mindset and work for a liberal who is also an environmental wacko, you will experience a bumpy ride. As far as my experience, bad reviews and write-ups came out of thin air, often delivered by second-hand gossip. Men who work under a female supervisor have a particularly difficult time. My supervisor caused me to spiral into deep anxiety which led to numerous panic attacks. HR is a joke at LCRA!! This organization is very political, since they are the largest wholesale supplier of electricity and water in Texas. When review time for your supervisor comes up, his/her boss brings you and all the other people in his/her department for a "team review" of the supervisor. Say anything bad about your supervisor and your co-workers will take you down. On two review, our group warned the manager that our supervisor was a bully. After these "reviews" my supervisor ramped up her attacks and criticism. By the way, the LCRA is overseen by a board of directors appointed by the governor of Texas. When board meetings occur, you would think you were watching a group of holy men and women. As an employee at LCRA, if you have any contact with a board member you are to report it immediately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are too many departments and employees at LCRA. Don't allow environmental wackos to establish programs without a complete fact check. You hear positive comments about the power divisions at LCRA. WATERCO is the division with most of the problems with lots of politics and worthless programs and projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good company with a strong mission.

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager

    I have been working at Lcra

    Pros

    Health and retirement benefits
    Paid vacation and holdiday leave time
    Location
    Mission of the company
    Community involvement with surrounding counties and customers

    Cons

    Limited career path
    Beurocracy and politics limit professional growth
    No recognition or reward program for top performing employees
    Lack of leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look past personal agendas and political gains for the wellfare of your customers and employees. This company will continue to lose great talent unless something changes and will forever be stuck in mediocracy.

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