Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

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Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
44 Reviews

3.2
44 Reviews
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  1.  

    Low stress, low pay, and limited growth.

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    Former Employee - Environmental Investigator III  in  Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Environmental Investigator III in Fort Worth, TX

    Pros

    Gain experience and receive valuable training. Plenty of vacation time. Great benefits, especially for a single individual

    Cons

    Low pay. Limited room for growth. Advancement relies on tenure to an extent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More practical and pragmatic management and policy, less bureaucracy and pandering.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    My experience is neutral at this point in my career.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I am neutral on this particular pros.

    Cons

    I am neutral on this particular con.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    New administration is not as favorable to employees.

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    Former Employee - Enforcement Coordinator  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Enforcement Coordinator in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Good benefits, leave work at the office, good holidays/time off once you pass the 6 months.

    Cons

    Now it's very difficult to keep the job past the 6 months.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Full of good people, and the agony of slow, inefficient government

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    Current Employee - Natural Resource Specialist III  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Natural Resource Specialist III in Austin, TX

    Pros

    If you have good management, it can be a fantastic place to work (if you don't mind the pay). Trainings are easy to come by and offered up to employees regularly. The pace of work is nice and easy, if you're into that sort of thing. I work on a great team full of awesome people, which is pretty much the best thing I can say about working there.

    Cons

    Pay really is much lower than you'd expect. At first you think they just start you off low when you're new--but raises are slow and meager. In short, it'll take years or decades to make the going rate outside the agency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay the market rate for good people. Turn over is high in a lot teams because the pay is so abysmal. If you want to keep good people, you have to pay for it. Even if you're still paying low wages (below market) don't make them so incredibly low.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern at TCEQ

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    Pros

    Flexible time, laid back environment, decent pay, nice team leaders, comfortable workplace. Overall, it was an okay experience.

    Cons

    Environment was a bit too laid back, and a little boring. Work wasn't as challenging and hands on as I would have imagined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    overall good experience during my less than 1 year

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nice working environment and nice people

    Cons

    lack of transparency, no clear strategy

  8.  

    Life Work Balance Saved the Day

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent time off, generally predictable schedules

    Cons

    Politically motivated decision-makers seem to play politics over science.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Good place to launch a career, but don't get stuck

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    Current Employee - Natural Resource Specialist III  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Natural Resource Specialist III in Austin, TX

    Pros

    -Good management, very friendly co-workers
    -Establish a solid knowledge of regulations
    -Possibility to transfer internally
    -Great holiday schedule with paid time off

    Cons

    -Hard to get anything done b/c of management chains and bureaucracy
    -Little chance of getting personal input/suggestions heard
    -Lack of bonuses/raises for hard workers. Raises adhere to a strict standardized schedule and employees don't get rewarded outside of their prescribed ladder.
    -Commissioners appointed by the governor, and all decisions go through them. Very political.
    -Environmental agency, but the official stance is a general disbelief in climate change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More team building and morale building would help make up for the lack of monetary compensation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    OK Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Good Work/Life Balance - Standard 40 hr Work Week
    Good chance for advancement

    Cons

    Pay is below average
    Lots of red-tape as with any governmental agency

    Recommends
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    Laid back bureaucracy

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    Current Employee - Emissions Evaluator  in  Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Emissions Evaluator in Lubbock, TX

    Pros

    Ample time off with holidays, vacation, and sick time. Pretty good training opportunities are provided to learn your job, great team approach to the work, at least in the regions.

    Cons

    Pay is not great, mid to upper level management are clueless as to the actual issues and lead with their stick and not integrity. Politics, politics, politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the way, get off of your high horse, and listen to employees.

    No opinion of CEO

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