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My experience was well.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Guard  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Guard in Houston, TX

I have been working at Texas Department of Public Safety

Pros

You don't do much, and get to study/watch movies/or surf the internet and get paid very well at comparison with other companies. You normally can get plenty of hours, but the work days can be extremely long as they only have 12 hour shifts.

Good new shift leader, who can try to work things out with you if needed.

Cons

Payment can be irregular, their account isn't always reliable. No over time payment, and no holiday payment. Also Holidays are as scheduled and you cannot have them off unless requested with plenty of time in advance.

Management can be less than professional, they treat you as if you were their friend or acquaintance, which can leave room for much disrespect. They rarely answer their phones and the Owner doesn't really care unless it is hurting his pocket.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let people know if they should even bother trying to cash your check. Fix your issues with the schedule.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    THE WORST place I have ever worked in my life.

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

    I have been working at Texas Department of Public Safety

    Pros

    I can't think of any, except as a consultant, your pay would be above average. But, I only talking about the IT department there. DPS, in general is a good organization and I am proud of their service to the people of Texas.

    Cons

    Inept managers, incompetent full-time colleagues, back-stabbing is rampant and they are very political and are proud of it. They also take pride in being uncouth and cold. Everyone is either a cowboy or a cowgirl. Redneckish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a reputed management consulting firm to teach you the basics.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Wonderful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Supervisor I  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Program Supervisor I in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Texas Department of Public Safety

    Pros

    Benefits, Hours, Holiday's off, Opportunities

    Cons

    Salary and the promise you give on that salary increase

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay employees rate for today not 20 years back and if you say an employee salary will be X amount of $ then give that. No take backs.

    Recommends
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