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Former Employee – 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 Senior Management – 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.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2010-12-04 06:12 PST
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Current Employee – been working at Lcra
Pros – Health and retirement benefits
Paid vacation and holdiday leave time
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 Senior Management – 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.
2010-06-13 20:17 PDT
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