Travis County, Texas

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Travis County, Texas Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014

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3.9 15 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

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Samuel T. Biscoe

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92% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Often a life-long career choice

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt's rewarding to make a living serving the public, and those who find the right fit are satisfied working their entire careers at this one employer. Health benefits and vacation time are better than average.

    ConsIt takes a long time working hard to get a promotion, because Travis County employees don't often leave for other jobs elsewhere, and new positions are seldom created. Salaries are below what most would make for similar jobs in the private sector in Austin, particularly for skilled positions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pleasant and great mangement

    Accountant (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsWork-life balance
    Company that value it's employees
    Able to express concerns to management very easily

    ConsNot able to move easily unless management retires

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep being nice as you were. Ask the commissioner's court for higher salaries.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Working for Travis County has always been a great experience

    Technical Support Troubleshooter (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGreat relationship with employess and good communication

    ConsOne particular assignment was not organize

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the great training and interacting with employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Its great !!

    Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGreat work life Balance and Less Pressure.

    ConsNo Career Ladder and no bonuses or good performance bnefits.

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Government Job

    Purchasing Assistant (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGreat benefits. Working with the Governemnt you help others in your community and provide a public service.

    ConsThe career development is slow and not much room for promotions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    True public servant

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGood retirement plan, a wellness center to help save co-pays with insurance, mostly pleasant co-workers, longvity pay after 4 years, fair accumlation of vacation and sick time, reasonable number of holidays.

    Conscommuting to downtown or Airport site, parking can be a problem as it takes 7+ years to get a parking space, pay is better outside of the county, some employees don't pull their fair share of the work load,

    Advice to Senior ManagementYearly performance evaluations should be done with the employees, and employees should have an opportunity to evaluate management. Try to be more open to suggestions by employees. Stand behind the people that work for you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Travis County

    Business Consultant (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsOutstanding benefits, structure, location, office, kind staff, helpful departments; customer service attitude; attention to detail; growth potential; slower pace; relaxed

    Consadverse to change; lacking diverse skill sets; slow to advance ment; out dated business operations; not on the cutting edge

    Advice to Senior ManagementGroom through mentoring, education and management leadership staff internally to assume key positions within the County. Build leaders of tomorrow out of the people you have today.

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    You could do a lot worse.

    Assistant County Attorney (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsThe work-life balance is about as good as you get in the American working world. You get a shiny badge because you're a prosecutor. If you like local politics, as I do, then you couldn't be more in the middle of it working anywhere else. And you get to work for the public good, which should make your mama proud.

    ConsThe building in which the County Attorney is forced to have his offices is a piece of crap. You won't have a window in your office anytime soon. Some elected officials (not my boss, of course) have a job only because they managed to get elected---you will be working among them.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember the passion you felt tin wanting to have a positive impact on the world and to leave a mark on it, too, when you were younger.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Travis County

    Legal Secretary (Current Employee)

    ProsBenefits are great and the paid time off is unbelievable. You get almost 30 days sick/paid time off and you can take off when you need to.

    Conshowever it is not very stimulating. It takes years to move up even and education doesn't matter much.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would advice them to communicate more to their employees about big changes rather than the day of. Also, some of your employees are more educated than those around them. Advancement should be given to more knowledgeable people instead of people who have been there longer.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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