State of Texas Reviews

Updated June 11, 2015
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Pros
  • Great benefits; opportunities; good people you Work with (in 10 reviews)

  • Typical state job, nice benefits, good people (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • It's not feasible to try running a public agency like it's the private sector (in 5 reviews)

  • no raises because of budget issues (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Welders

    Current Employee - Kitchen Helper in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Kitchen Helper in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Texas (More than a year)

    Pros

    Plenty of exercise and lots of respect. Learning experiences and a variety of people. Instills good work habits

    Cons

    Hot and not enough hours. To many people in charge and not enough qualified people. Not enough challenges and no chance for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Believe what you hear about their employment and keep researching their jobs


  2. From the Viewpoint of am external consultant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You sometimessage get to work on projects involving network technologies.

    Cons

    Often an unnatural amount of inter-departmental politics and challenging disfunctional organizational behaviors prevent the best ideas from being adopted.

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. Helpful (1)

    Just a job

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    Former Employee - Auditor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Auditor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at State of Texas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible if time off is needed

    Cons

    No set course, procedures change from one day to the next, lack of communication.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, off holidays, state job

    Cons

    Unorganized management, unprofessional employees, polices are not clear.

    Advice to Management

    Reassess the entire case reading process...


  6. Helpful (2)

    Dysfunctional

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Somewhat stable opportunity. Not like a small company. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Bloated budgets, poor interoffice communication. Politics.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house.


  7. Helpful (2)

    don't work for rick perry

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time

    Pros

    good salary for public sector

    Cons

    horrible internal communication, crappy management, hostile work environment

    Advice to Management

    act like you care even if you don't. COMMUNICATE!


  8. Helpful (1)

    State employment

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    Current Employee - Clerical in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Clerical in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    steady but unspectacular, good holidays and benefits.

    Cons

    no raises because of budget issues


  9. This is not a place to work if you value ongoing training and advancement.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Stable employment; average employee in professional capacity over 15 years with most deciding to take retirement upon achieving 30 years. Bonus incentive for longevity after 2 years.

    Cons

    No real advancement in terms of promotion. Most opportunities are temporary positions. There is no ongoing training provided. The salaries are not marketable. The benefits have been cut significantly over the years. Aside from early retirement, the benefit package is no longer comparable to private industry. Many positions are not used to their own capacities and employees are not challenged to produce.

    Advice to Management

    Provide assignments befitting the level of the position. Use the resources at your disposal as opposed to hiring extensive contracting resources. Provide ongoing professional and technical training.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Not the best place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - MEPD in Lampasas, TX
    Former Employee - MEPD in Lampasas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, if you like to be busy and like overtime and exteme deadlines, this place is for you.

    Cons

    Overworked, unbalanced workload, lots of travel and upon return to the office work will be stacked up against you. Management that has no idea as to how system works or what is required to do the job and time frames.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what you are asking of workers so you have a better understanding of distributing work load


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work if your position is well established and important to the agency.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Salaries commensurate with IT industry Leadership allows good balance between life and work DIR is lead agency for Information Technology for the State of Texas

    Cons

    Poor staff morale Poor communication between rank and file and executive management Divisions and staff tends to isolate themselves and share little information about their projects

    Advice to Management

    Make a thourough assessment of current personnel and their capabilities before bringing in new employees. Pay more attention to the needs of the rank and file staff because they have no confidence in sharing problems or issues with top management. Get out of the executive suite more often.



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