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

TxDOT – Austin – “Learning to inspect bridge decks”
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3.2 41 reviews

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    Engineering Tech IV

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBeing intern is great here. I do not know about an actual work. I also found having holidays a perk. Makes me have something to look forward to when work is mounting up.

    ConsThere is a lot of interesting people around here. Everything is so outdated and boring

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need to be more informed in what is happening at the bottom and not assume things

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Respected state agency - overall supportive of employees - Advancement Opportunities !

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsFunding is dedicated by State Constitution (Hwy Fund 6) so agency does not have to compete with others for funding from General Revenue. TxDOT managers comply with requirements for actions such as annual performance reviews, coaching, training, etc. Agency follows its own rules (not just lip service). Helps ensure employees have info needed to grow and advance. Vacation and sick leave accrues monthly and managers do not punish staff for taking the time off that's earned. Paid days off for state and federal holidays. State retirement pay (lifetime monthly stipend and benefits) after vesting, when employee reaches 'rule of 80' or retirement age. Tremendous opportunities for advancement, since many employees are now eligible to retire (more w/in 2 - 3 years)!

    ConsSalaries are lower than similar in private sector and in some other Texas governmental entities. Structure and procedures can be too rigid, which can slow changes needed when circumstances change. Appointment of business people to executive positions (w/o knowledge of state agency processes and who do not respect or understand the need to follow requirements from the Legislature) makes it difficult to meet their demands and also comply with Legislative mandates. Several studies were done on TxDOT policies, processes, procedures, etc. with concrete recommendations for improvements ... many of which were ignored or addresses with mainly cosmetic compliance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep in mind that TxDOT is a government agency, not a for-profit business, and the goal is to serve the public not just save or make money. Several of the 'improvements' made by executives that appear to save money or improve processes are actually hampering productivity, damaging morale, and making staff jobs more difficult. Understand that actions required by the Legislature are mandatory, not suggestions, so stop pushing staff/managers to find loop holes to get around complying (for the sake of 'business like efficiency').

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

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    Great agency, lots of history, treats their employees fairly, best job I've had.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsPlenty of advancement opportunities.
    Able to work on a variety of projects.
    Work with smart people.
    Treated fairly and given the ability to work independently.
    Enjoy coming to work and being a part of a great state agency that provides a vital service to citizens.
    TxDOT has greatly improved and modernized within the last few years. It's technology is now in line with the 21st century.

    ConsThere is often a breakdown in communication within and outside my division.
    Divisions and sections often work in silos.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the internal communcations within the agency.
    Rework and revamp the Crossroads intranet site so that it is more useful and organized for employees.
    Give employees a real channel to communicate ideas and provide feedback on those ideas.
    Improve communication from upper management to employees.

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

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    Ever changing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits. Training is always available.

    ConsConstant change. Lack of communication

     

    Government job

    Engineering Tech (Current Employee) Laredo, TX

    ProsYou will never get laid off
    Secure
    Stable
    Little to to pressure, ever

    ConsMinimal pay in engineering, minimal

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    Good summer internship for early in college

    Engineering Tech (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay for a summer job
    Great people
    Experience viewing sites and production facilities
    Relaxed environment

    Cons"Good enough for government work"
    Pay rate doesn't match private industry

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Disappointing in recognition of diligence, respect and lack of advancement in salary raises.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsWorking with the public to help them get answers to their questions and action for their needs when something needs attention on the 80,000 miles of roads maintained.

    ConsA great deal of favoritism and cronyism exists while favorites are recognized and advanced and concern for other employees is practically nonexistent.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCultivate equality of pay for equal work among employees and to encourage supervisors to be more fair and even-handed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    TxDOT has been a good place to work for over 20 years.

    Special Project Coordinator (Current Employee) Mesquite, TX

    ProsOpportunities for growth for those who work hard. Relaxed atmosphere and easy to balance work with family. Great paid holidays.

    ConsAgency is undergoing major change so morale is low. Benefits have dwindled over the years. Technology is antiquated. Pay can be low for new hires.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep communication open. Employees want to know what to expect.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Things have changed in the IT division

    IT Division (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsMost of the coworkers helpful, friendly.
    On site cafeteria
    Park like areas outside under trees

    ConsCan be a little like "Lord of the Flies"
    Branch Managers can be vindictive, lack leadership qualities
    Pay was low, now it's worse

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement does not live by the golden rule. Huge pay increases for you, employees get our jobs cut. We all work hard and to outsource us ostensibly to save money conflicts with the huge salaries you men are making. We are taking a pay cut and our employment with the state has been cut, while other (current) state employees get raises. Think about what that does to morale and motivation.

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

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    Overall a good company

    Construction Inspector (Current Employee) Denton, TX

    ProsGood retire benefits and opportunities to move up

    Conssalary is not very high

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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