State of Texas

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Disappointing

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at State of Texas

Pros

The state has excellent benefits and workplace facilities.

Cons

Management places self interest above the interest of the organization, its employees and it and its customers. Managers commonly take credit for subordinates work, and are hostile to employees who refuse to kowtow to them.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The agency should seek to truly provide value and competent leadership to serve the best interests of the state and its taxpayers, while rebuilding the agency's integrity & reputation.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Disappointing - reputation of great benefits (compared to private sector)/opportunities for promotion were unfounded.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I have been working at State of Texas

    Pros

    Even though it is completely wasteful and inefficient, I am still proud to be part of social services - helping those who need a hand up in bad times.

    Cons

    I was hoping for job security, great benefits for me and my family, and an opportunity to be promoted from within. As it turns out, TX HHSC is essentially in a hiring freeze for many positions and as we have lost employees due to attrition, we haven't been allowed to fill those vacated positions. Instead, the rest of the employees have taken on the additional work with no pay raises in years and no compensation or promotions. In terms of benefits: I gross $2900/per month and after taxes and paying for life insurance and defering 1% to my 401k, and paying appr. $500 for health insurance for me and my husband and my child (with no previous health issues!), I bring home around $1,800 per month. It's not enough to live on and we are quickly falling into debt, even though we live frugally. I am searching for another job (both within the state and in the private sector) but times are lean all around. Getting a degree from UT was no help. I can't believe I'm still an admin - my references are impeccable and my skills and experience are great and I consistently receive "commendable" or "distinguished" ratings on my evaluations. I just can't seem to bust out of the admin glass ceiling here at the state. It is a shame for the state bc everyone quickly learns that to 'move up' in the state, you have to 'move on'. This is a complete waste in terms of expertise leaving when in reality: just basic recognition and salary increases and opportunities for promotion would KEEP employees happy and motivated. Instead, they are spending time and money and effort hiring and training and then losing employees over and over and again and again. I find this to be amazingly wasteful for the taxpayers. Sadly, I'll have to move on soon myself if I can't find another opportunity within the State of Texas...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a bureaucracy so I don't know what management can do without a major overhaul from the legislature allowing for promotions and pay raises. With the budget crises we're facing as a state and a nation right now, I don't see this happening anytime soon. I do predict a mass exodus of state employees leaving for the private sector once the economy picks up. When? that's anyone's guess...

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Challenging

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

    I have been working at State of Texas

    Pros

    Flexible
    Sufficient training
    Learn a lot of new things

    Cons

    No communication from management on down

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