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    Overall, in 22 years, decent place to work and build a career

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    Former Employee - Purchaser IV  in  Bryan, TX
    Former Employee - Purchaser IV in Bryan, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Very good job security if one performs within agency policy. A number of paid holidays. Very good retirement plan. Generally conscientious employees. Excellent concern for the safety of employees. Both work groups in two different locations, co-workers in one, subordinates in another. Excellent job-specific training across the board, all job groups. Very good vacation/sick leave compensation..

    Cons

    Higher level management not the best nor most competent for their positions. Wages and salaries below comparable jobs in private sector by between 17 and 28 per cent. High turnover in some job groupings due to monetary compensation versus benefit package. No overtime pay: only time off (comp time).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Highest level: exercise more knowledgeable hiring for upper- and mid-management level positions. Reconsider the regional structure and return to district.

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TxDOT Interviews

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014

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    Assistant Materials and Warehouse Supervisor II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bryan, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bryan, TX
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at TxDOT.

    Interview Details

    Initial communications good, scheduling for interview good. Interviewer, however, took 6 hours to complete the interview process (not including an hour lunch break at the noon hour). Interviewer was not very organized in the process. The interview should have taken no longer than two hours to complete. His office was well-organized in contrast to his somewhat rambling interview process. The physical environment was comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    • Difficult in the subject matter: interviewer asked what my supervisory style would be with our subordinates. My style contrasted his: he was apparently a micro-manager, allowing competent subordinates very little room for initiative and decision-making, and a lack of trust in both subordinates and higher management. My style was to learn the competencies of each subordinate in order to let them exercise their initiative and decision-making; and rather than not trust until that was earned, I preferred trusting until an action or actions on the part of an individual dictated mis-trust or rather, closer supervision of an individual.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes. Although initially I did not accept the offer because of the salary, the offer of a higher salary that was acceptable at the time did lead me to accept the offer, despite a move across the state.
    Accepted Offer
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Website www.dot.state.tx.us
Headquarters Austin, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1991
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

Bob Wills saw Miles and Miles of Texas, and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) makes sure that we do too. TxDOT builds and maintains interstate, US, and state highways, as well as farm-to-market roads throughout the state. It also oversees public transportation systems in the state. The aviation division assists local governments manage funds for airport development. In 2009 the agency transferred some its responsibilities, including issuing license plates and vehicle titles, to the newly created Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. The governor-appointed... More

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