Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
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www.tceq.texas.gov Austin, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Richard A. Hyde


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Bitter sweet

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time

ProsLots of time off
Sick time
Flexibility somewhat depending on your section manager

ConsLow pay which is expected. But they have taken away all of the good that outweigh the low pay. Benefits are not good at all and are decreasing with each legislative year. No incentive to stay. Turnover rate will cont to increase and knowledge walks out of the door with it.

They promote supervisors and managers based on favoritism or bc they completed the leadership program. My managers don't even know or understand what we do. I am new and need clear direction. This agency lacks consistency in how things are done. Instead of following sops managers tend to be indecisive and change decisions about the same thing often. Reports lack consistency. They make you feel replaceable and do not see the full potential of each employee with the experience they bring. Managers talk to people disrespectfully sometimes and well...what can they do? Nothing. This job is a trap and waste of time unless you have a specific goal of learning regulations and getting out.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring people straight out of college for positions where they need experience to do the job. Take out the time to ask your employees about their supervisors and managers. They need to be rated as well.

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

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Great place to get started with entry level work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat benefits and Paid Time Off

ConsBiased management and abuse of authority

Advice to Senior ManagementHire new work leaders

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Unrewarding

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time

ProsState insurance, 40 hour work week, and a few more holidays than your friends get.

Morons apparently have great job security at TCEQ.

ConsCrap salary. If your manager is crap too, get used to it -- a lot of people stick around so they can get the retirement benefits. I don't blame them for making that rational decision, but I can blame them for being lazy, inconsistent, unappreciative, stodgy, and generally uninterested in doing anything that would lift then above the the low side of mediocre. It's not their fault that we're underpaid -- that's the nature of the beast -- but I get the sense that employee morale is not a major concern. People in the private sector may have to occasionally endure silly team-building exercises, but at least those sorts of things are intended for the purposes of morale and, yes, productivity. In my experience, TCEQ barely even makes token attempts to humanize the workplace. I had more job satisfaction working retail as a teenager... but health insurance doesn't pay for itself, so to the endless grey cubicles we must go. Obviously there's political crap governing the agency, since the commissioners are appointed by the Governor. Headlines about the agency are always depressing.

Advice to Senior ManagementSolicit, consider, and respond to feedback. Treat employees consistently -- productivity expectations, job responsibilities, supervision, etc. If you think you're not paid enough, just remember that your employees are worse off, and that they have a very small chance of advancement. It may be a plodding, inefficient state agency, but that doesn't mean that your management style needs to be plodding and inefficient too. Remember that, particularly in departments with a wide range of ages, you may need to directly address generational issues. The workforce may be predominantly middle-aged, but that doesn't excuse sexist, insensitive, or unprofessional behavior. There are plenty of ways to make employees feel valued, so quit hiding behind low food budgets and find other ways to express appreciation. Genuine praise goes a long way.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The song remains the same....

Environmental Investigator (Current Employee)
Houston, TX

I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

ProsGood opportunity to learn various media (air, water, and waste); decent benefits; good work schedule and many paid holidays.

ConsThere are many negatives. A lack of consistency, well-defined standards, and clearly stated expectations are just a few. There are great disparities in the way employees are treated and in management styles. In the year plus since I posted my original feedback, the situation has deteriorated somewhat. Currently going through a mass exodus of personnel now that economy appears to be rebounding.

Advice to Senior ManagementArea/Regional Management has recently been shown the door. Not clear yet how this change or the recent appointment of Zak Covar to Executive Director will impact the day-to-day work activities in the Regions.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Ready to move on

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fort Worth, TX

I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

ProsThere are nice co workers.

ConsAir section lacks in proper training.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrain employees rather than have them do it the wrong way, then show employees the correct way of doing the task. Treat us respectfully. We work very hard for you with very little pay.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very meek job that does not seem to accomplish anything regarding the nature of the environment.

Environmental Investigator II (Current Employee)

I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Pros-Work Flexibility
-Great Benefits
-Standard Promotions based on senoirity
-Opprotunities to get out of the office regularly

Cons-Pay
-Lack of recognition
-Compentency of upper management
-Seems to train you for industry rather than to stay long-term with the state
-Turnover rate

Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your employees to get them to stay, not encourage them to leave. If the turnover rate was lower, then the pay could be higher.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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