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TxDOT Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2014
TxDOT – Austin – “Learning to inspect bridge decks”

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3.2 41 reviews

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    Deckhand/AB Galveston Ferry

    Able Bodied Seaman (Current Employee) Galveston, TX

    ProsHome every night, enjoy my job

    Conswe do not get paid industry standard wages

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Welder (Current Employee) El Paso, TX

    Proshours holidays insurance own office partys

    Conspoor pay bad superviser too many rules

    Advice to Senior Managementgrow up

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    fair

    Engineering Tech V (Current Employee) Gainesville, GA

    Prosif you are in the right position you can spend a lot of time with your family

    ConsIf you are not management or a engineer you do not make any money

    Advice to Senior Managementpay us more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Learned a lot due to working on the field

    Engineering Tech I (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsI learned stuff that I couldn't learn through textbooks, such as the different machinery that goes into placing concrete, etc.

    ConsBeing outside for 9 hours a day in the heat of Austin definitely wore me out

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work, layed back, opportunities for training, but low salary

    Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    Prosgood benefits, training available, layed back, not much stress, work/life balance and fitness programs

    Conslow salary, not much flexibility in schedule, must work same schedule everyday, unless approved for different schedule

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Favoritism run AMOK + engineers rule supreme.

    Process Inspector (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsTxDOT offers a good benefits package, ample vacation/sick time, and a stable job where you could feasibly work for the rest of your working life.

    ConsTxDOT, even though a PUBLIC sector company, fancies itself an engineering firm. This having been said, if you are not following an educational civil engineering path you can all but forget about career advancement. Important areas such as IT, accounting, and Business Admin. are secondary and even tertiary to engineering. Also, performance takes a backseat to preference when it comes to fair performance evaluations. If you ask questions be prepared to one day take a knife out of your back.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a reason TxDOT is getting such a bad rap and it's not because of the regular employees. Retirees are leaving in record amounts. My advice is just because you have a title does not mean you are ENTITLED. Just like the independent audit stated recently "start rewarding the performers and stop ignoring the problem makers". If, in fact, we are supposed to provide topnotch service to the public, such service needs to start in-house.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The key is to keep moving and connected.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAlways something new to learn...there is no bottom of this pool and the edges are far away. You'll need a buddy system just to tread water in these rough waters.

    ConsMoving into the 21st Century...eventually. A little late for me, but they're finally making progress, now that an armada of auditor's and study after study, it's becoming clear where their real problems lie.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThose 600+ recommendations from Grant Thorton was pretty clear. Please keep the focus. Many are counting on you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    TxDOT is OK as a place to begin a career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsExcellent training opportunities, decent benefits, opportunities for high-profile and challenging projects, opportunity to gain relevent experience that allows one to become marketable

    ConsIncompetent senior management and bad public relations leads to extremely poor employee morale. Uncertainity as to the future direction regarding size and scope of the organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to all employees and learn about complexity of issues that employyes are dealing with

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