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Updated May 3, 2014

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2.8 19 reviews

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great potential

    Lcra Food Specialist (Current Employee) Reno, TX

    Prosgood food, personal growth, leadership, training

    Consbad food, training, benefits, salary, commute

    Advice to Senior Managementdecent food

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience, learned a lot about doing services

    Purchasing (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsThe people are generally nice

    ConsThe 5 re-orgs is a lot to deal with

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on your people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The organization has changed in the past year

    PMO Manager (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsRelatively good benefits
    Relatively good pay - compared to jobs with state
    The rank and file are good folks

    ConsThe management has become more autocratic and political over the past year
    The work environment has deteriorated and morale of many employees is low
    There is more fear and anxiety due to layoffs and the impending loss of customers in 2016

    Advice to Senior ManagementPractice two way communication that was touted a year ago.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very Liberal

    Professional Business (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsRelatively large outfit with opportunity to advance and change career directions. The benefits are adequate to good, and the HQ offices are nice. They're located on Lake Austin and adjacent to the Hula Hut (restaurant on the water).

    ConsWhile most of the people are very friendly (mainly the older crowd that have been there for decades), there is a liberal bias amongst the staff. It seems as though hiring mgrs prefer people with that slant and hire accordingly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop pushing a liberal, politically correct agenda!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It has more to offer for less qualified people compared to those with better education and experience & qualifications

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    Prosstability in (energy) regulated business. Friendly work environment. Lots of volunteer opportunities. Benefits are ok. People who had opportunity of having a pension plan is working good.

    ConsWork flexibility/Telecommute option is not there in many areas where it is possible considering the envionment goals.It is not unusual to see people will lower qualification get promotion or higher pay. Having a higher education/licenses/more experience doesn't mean much. A project manager with no good education or knowledge has more chances wo beat you. HR is no different that

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to look into cross function area or departments. Lot of descripancies in how much people work and get paid.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Need more communication

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    Proswork enviroment, work life balance

    ConsLack of communication for employees

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    The state agency mission is laudable; but the slow pace is not for everyone

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsThe people are the assets and the liabilities of LCRA. Putting in a fair amount of initiative can make you appear as a high achiever. Very hard to fire people, so in a way there is a high level of job security. The majority of my peers are good, nice people who fit well working for a state agency like LCRA. The family analogy is used frequently, I would agree (although there is clearly good and bad things about running a state agency like a family owned business.

    ConsThe entitlement attitude of the employees is LCRA's achille's heel. Average tenure of an employee seems to be well over 10 years; thus there is a huge amount of inertia to get anything done within a reasonable time. Time is something LCRA has plenty of, so there is no hurry to do anything efficiently. If you've worked in the private sector, then moving to LCRA should make you pause; don't be fooled, if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...it's a duck. LCRA is a state agency with all of its quirky employees who couldn't survive in the private sector and have a home serving the mission of LCRA.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAlthough change can occur in any direction (top down; bottom up), LCRA is starving for mid management leadership.

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    Communications (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsOverall a good place to work. Allowed to balance personal and work life.

    ConsToo Political. Decisions made for politics and not for employees or customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMoved up based on who they know, not how they manage

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Analyst (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsLCRA has a reputation of stable employment, great benefits and impactful work while maintaining a generous amount of time to enjoy Austin outside of work.

    ConsThe company is slow moving and stable by design. There are not many avenues to pursue training at the beginning of one's career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement has a strong understanding of the needs of the company and its employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Compensation and opportunity to generate extra income is low

    Ranger/Police (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsWell equipped and the equipment is very good. Highly competent group to work with as everyone is very experienced in the law enforcement field

    ConsCompensation and the opportunity to make extra money when needed does not exist

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow your employees to work with less supervision as they are very experienced and need little supervision

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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