Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

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Good place to launch a career, but don't get stuck

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Natural Resource Specialist III in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Natural Resource Specialist III in Austin, TX

I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

-Good management, very friendly co-workers
-Establish a solid knowledge of regulations
-Possibility to transfer internally
-Great holiday schedule with paid time off

Cons

-Hard to get anything done b/c of management chains and bureaucracy
-Little chance of getting personal input/suggestions heard
-Lack of bonuses/raises for hard workers. Raises adhere to a strict standardized schedule and employees don't get rewarded outside of their prescribed ladder.
-Commissioners appointed by the governor, and all decisions go through them. Very political.
-Environmental agency, but the official stance is a general disbelief in climate change.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More team building and morale building would help make up for the lack of monetary compensation.

Recommends
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No opinion of CEO

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    The song remains the same....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Environmental Investigator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Environmental Investigator in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn various media (air, water, and waste); decent benefits; good work schedule and many paid holidays.

    Cons

    There are many negatives. A lack of consistency, well-defined standards, and clearly stated expectations are just a few. There are great disparities in the way employees are treated and in management styles. In the year plus since I posted my original feedback, the situation has deteriorated somewhat. Currently going through a mass exodus of personnel now that economy appears to be rebounding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Area/Regional Management has recently been shown the door. Not clear yet how this change or the recent appointment of Zak Covar to Executive Director will impact the day-to-day work activities in the Regions.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    OK Place to Work

    • 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 Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

    Pros

    Good Work/Life Balance - Standard 40 hr Work Week
    Good chance for advancement

    Cons

    Pay is below average
    Lots of red-tape as with any governmental agency

    Recommends
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