TxDOT
3.2 of 5 40 reviews
www.dot.state.tx.us Austin, TX 5000+ Employees

TxDOT Reviews

Updated Jan 14, 2014
TxDOT – Austin – “Learning to inspect bridge decks”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 40 reviews

                             
7 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews
in
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           

     

    Ever changing

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood benefits. Training is always available.

    ConsConstant change. Lack of communication

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           

     

    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

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review

     

    Office manager 24 yrs

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBenefits, hours,location, employees,holidays, vacation, sick leave

    Conspolitical, buddy system, no team work,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
  • We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           

    1 person found this helpful  

    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

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           

     

    Long term potential if you aren't interested in much advancement or money, unless you are a civil engineer.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsLots of time off potential, especially since they don't pay overtime, and instead earn comp time. If you get fired then you did something completely stupid and unethical because nobody loses their job. Close knit working environment and friendly people. Great place to get career experience to move on elsewhere. Even though the pay is bad, the benefits are pretty good.

    ConsThe pay. If you are not a CIVIL engineer it's pretty much a dead end place to work. Even for non-engineering positions TxDOT tends to hire engineers for. Upper administration makes decent money but regular employees don't. Management doesn't allow much decision making from regular employees and discourages it. The only potential to become a manager is if someone dies or retires. You are an enemy of the public and the media.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees some decision making ability which encourages ingenuity. Something needs to be done about the pay because those benefits that you use to retain people are getting more and more expensive but the pay isn't going up to help.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Culture & Values
           
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           

     

    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

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
    • Work/Life Balance
           
    • Senior Management
           
    • Comp & Benefits
           
    • Career Opportunities
           

     

    Not bad but can get redundant

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsNot too much fear of layoffs

    ConsWork can get redundant and can be 8 hours of working on the same thing everyday

    Was this review helpful?
    Yes | No
    Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for TxDOT? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at TxDOT reviews and ratings. All 7 reviews posted anonymously by TxDOT employees.