TxDOT
3.2 of 5 38 reviews
www.dot.state.tx.us Austin, TX 5000+ Employees

TxDOT Reviews

Updated Jan 27, 2014
TxDOT – Austin – “Learning to inspect bridge decks”

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Job agency does is admirable. Some supervisors are unscrupulous schemers, liars and thieves.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at TxDOT full-time for more than 10 years

ProsDoes excellent work for Texas and its citizens

ConsAgency supports supervisors even in the face of evidence of lying, discrimination and of other wrongdoing. Appeals are useless since the whole process is for labeling the agency correct in its actions.

Advice to Senior ManagementCheck employee claims against what supervisors allege, you'll probably find some are using the system and it's flaws for ill-gotten gain. EEOC is investigating now.

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

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Things have changed in the IT division

IT Division (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at TxDOT full-time for more than 3 years

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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Teenagers in charge

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at TxDOT full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVacation time, medical, steady job hours

ConsMicro managing. Managers don't care what's going on as long as the leads do work

Advice to Senior ManagementScreen your leads better.

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

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Welder (Current Employee)
El Paso, TX

I have been working at TxDOT full-time for more than 10 years

Proshours holidays insurance own office partys

Conspoor pay bad superviser too many rules

Advice to Senior Managementgrow up

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Every other opportunity is better.

IT (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at TxDOT full-time for more than 3 years

Pros* reasonable work hours; almost always 40, unless you want to do more.

Cons* below market salary rates
* lack of mentoring / direction for new employees
* lots of arbitrary deadlines
* culture of poor communication. employees on the ground have little chance of knowing what's actually going on.
* lots of administrative overhead (detailed timesheets, status reports, a fair number of unnecessary meetings)
* large bureaucracy makes it difficult to get things done
* management never makes changes in response to feedback

Advice to Senior ManagementBasically, you have no trust or respect from the employees whatsoever. Management only appears to be interested in cost-cutting and outsourcing, and is destroying the organizational culture. Employees in the halls talk openly about when they're "getting out." Without exaggeration, I can say that this is the worst management I've ever seen, and they could hardly do worse if they were trying.

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

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Not so great.

Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

I worked at TxDOT full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPeople are great and friendly.

ConsManagement can be a bit overwhelming with unrealistic deadlines. Lack of opportunities for advancement.

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease place realistic deadlines for huge projects.

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

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