State of Texas

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State of Texas Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
59 Reviews
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Pros
  • Great benefits; opportunities; good people you Work with (in 10 reviews)

  • health insurance, flexible hours to extent, coworkers, learning new things (in 2 reviews)


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

  • 30% under payed compared to private industry heavy workload (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Too many functions for one person.

    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Texas

    Pros

    The State Offers Benefits AND Offers A Retirement plan.

    Cons

    Most management is hired because of politics. Senator's nephew, Rep's cousin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to hire management who has skills for the job.

  2.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Texas

    Pros

    It provided steady work for my length.

    Cons

    Not much pay or incentive to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more training.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay for entry level if you are ok with working entry level for the next 5years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Voc Rehab Counselor in DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Voc Rehab Counselor in DFW, TX

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Earn tons of comp time and can take off when you need or want. No real stress involved so job doesn't spill over into home life.

    Cons

    Plenty of training and CEU's available but no real advancement in terms of promotion unless you already have an IN with management. No salary increases even when you make a career ladder due to constant budget constraints. Not expected to think only do what management says to stay in compliance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are not gonna provide bonuses, raises, or merits at least invest in your employees by providing tuition reimbursement across the board. Also career ladder should be automatic with time and commendable reviews.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall great people to work with.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Veterans Representative in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Veterans Representative in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at State of Texas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good hours, friends at work. Pride of accomplishment when you help someone reach a goal or objective and overcome a personal barrier to obtaining a fulfilling and rewarding position as an employee.

    Cons

    Cheap pay, may take 15-20 years of state employment to reach comporable private or federal salary which starts at that same amount you are earning after many years of work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many at the upper levels of management who are out of touch, or have no idea what the workers at the "working level" have to do to reach set "goals and objectives". Too many unused and unnecessary reports are required. One refined report should suffice for all agencies with specific needs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    As you might think, different location or site has different vibe

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Texas

    Pros

    Plenty of state holidays off

    Cons

    Low pay compared to market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empower employees more

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Provided the necessary but it can be very unbalanced lifestyle when in Session .

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Austin, TX

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Legislative Experience
    Networking Opportunities
    Provided good insights into state employment
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Long Hours
    No time off
    Low pay for amount of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to schedule the staffers better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Too political, job security valued over ethics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at State of Texas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    --Benefits are still fair and the pay can be low-average to average
    --Most coworkers easy to get along with if uninspired

    Cons

    --Currently not a merit-based system, with less competent staff often found in management positions
    --Limited appreciation for objectivity and fairness
    --Upper management focused on keeping jobs at expense of good decision-making, limited or no risk-taking even when risk is minimal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house. Ask employees at all levels for assessment of issues and problems. Listen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    lots of hours, no pay raise

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Investigator in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Investigator in Plano, TX

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    health insurance, flexible hours to extent, coworkers, learning new things

    Cons

    no raises, large workload, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none to give to them

  10.  

    Working for TDCJ

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bottom of the Totempole Supervisor in Burnet, TX
    Current Employee - Bottom of the Totempole Supervisor in Burnet, TX

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

    Pros

    No matter how bad the economy - they will always hire ....

    Cons

    Due to hiring about just anybody ... you end up working with inmates in more way than one.
    A lot of nepotism ...
    Benefit package dwindled down the drain in recent years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit backstabbing your supervisors. Don't tell us one thing and then when the officers inquire about it you have no backbone to stand to what you ordered how you want it done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Good experience and provided room for continued growth and learning.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Austin, TX

    I have been working at State of Texas

    Pros

    Benefits, job stability, and opportunity for advancement starting out

    Cons

    lower salary than compared to private, less opportunity for raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at some of the management in place

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