Travis County, Texas

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Travis County, Texas Reviews

Updated June 12, 2014
Updated June 12, 2014
15 Reviews
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    Working for the Man

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Travis County, Texas full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Depending on which agency you work for, the work can be quite meaningful and the ability to help the community is real. Many staff are committed to the work that they do, and the benefits structure is excellent.

    Cons

    Working downtown (as most county employees do) can be a hassle with traffic and whatnot. The compensation is generous, but hasn't quite kept up with the cost of living in Austin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be profoundly helpful if management did a review of the work environment in all workplaces so as to stay on top of issues before they explode.

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    DA's office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Travis County, Texas for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I had a flexible schedule that allowed me to go to college full-time. Friendly co-workers, close-knit team environment among staff. Decent benefits, including healthcare.

    Cons

    My department had a very demanding, difficult supervisor. Not all departments were like this however. Rigid and lots of rules to follow.

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    Its great !!

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

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work life Balance and Less Pressure.

    Cons

    No Career Ladder and no bonuses or good performance bnefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

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  5.  

    Government Job

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Assistant  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Purchasing Assistant in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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    True public servant

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    commuting 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 ManagementAdvice

    Yearly 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.

    Recommends
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    You could do a lot worse.

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    Current Employee - Assistant County Attorney  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Assistant County Attorney in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Remember 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.

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    TCAD.. A good job with future opportunities.

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    Former Employee - Assistant Dist. Attorney  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Dist. Attorney in Austin, TX

    I worked at Travis County, Texas

    Pros

    One reason to work at the Travis County District Attorney's Office is because of civic duty. It is less pay than a private firm, obviously, but you also get experience at a young age that you could not have at a comparable size firm. You have the opportunity to seek justice, prosecute criminals and know that you are adding to the community you live in.

    Cons

    The pay is much, much lower than comparable agencies for lawyers. It is sometimes a thankless job in sending criminals to prison. The budgets, facilities and parking situation are noticeable. You sometimes feel as though you're fighting an uphill battle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice.

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    Travis County

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    Current Employee - Legal Secretary
    Current Employee - Legal Secretary

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas

    Pros

    Benefits 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

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