TxDOT

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TxDOT Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
51 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits, great people to work with (in 5 reviews)

  • Mostly great people to work with (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Salaries are lower than similar in private sector and in some other Texas governmental entities (in 4 reviews)

  • No overtime pay, insread transfered to comp-time (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Special Project Coordinator in Mesquite, TX
    Current Employee - Special Project Coordinator in Mesquite, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Agency 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep communication open. Employees want to know what to expect.

    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Things have changed in the IT division

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Division in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Division in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Can 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 ManagementAdvice

    Management 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Overall a good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Construction Inspector in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Construction Inspector in Denton, TX

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good retire benefits and opportunities to move up

    Cons

    salary is not very high

    Recommends
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    Deckhand/AB Galveston Ferry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Able Bodied Seaman in Galveston, TX
    Current Employee - Able Bodied Seaman in Galveston, TX

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Home every night, enjoy my job

    Cons

    we do not get paid industry standard wages

    Recommends
  6.  

    welder

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Welder in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Welder in El Paso, TX

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

    Pros

    hours holidays insurance own office partys

    Cons

    poor pay bad superviser too many rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow up

  7.  

    fair

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech V in Gainesville, GA
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech V in Gainesville, GA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay us more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Learned a lot due to working on the field

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech I in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech I in Austin, TX

    I have been working at TxDOT

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX

    I have been working at TxDOT

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
  10.  

    Favoritism run AMOK + engineers rule supreme.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Inspector in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Process Inspector in Austin, TX

    I have been working at TxDOT

    Pros

    TxDOT 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.

    Cons

    TxDOT, 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 ManagementAdvice

    There 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The key is to keep moving and connected.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Always 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.

    Cons

    Moving 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 ManagementAdvice

    Those 600+ recommendations from Grant Thorton was pretty clear. Please keep the focus. Many are counting on you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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