Texas Department of Public Safety

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My team was good, but they were the exception.

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Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Austin, TX

I have been working at Texas Department of Public Safety full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good work/life balance.
My manager was excellent. He had decades of experience in the IT industry.
Very safe. No worry about layoffs, provided you did your job.

Cons

Top leadership is incompetent. But that's what we get for our tax money.
Lifers abound there. No imagination whatsoever.
Cafeteria food is terrible. No wonder there are so many whales working there.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

FOCUS. Quit getting distracted by every little thing. It's only partially their fault though, as the state legislators are constantly making hair-brained requests of the leadership team.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Only work here if you want to get paid to do nothing

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    Former Employee - Project Manager, Driver License Division in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Project Manager, Driver License Division in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas Department of Public Safety as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Low stress since there's no pressure to work, work/life balance is good because you don't really work much (and others shared that they love that about working there)

    Cons

    Not enough work to do, employees just chat and take breaks a lot, undercurrent of distrust throughout the organization I was in (and people let you know that pretty much daily), most folks I talked to the very short time I was there hated working there and were wanting to leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees to understand their concerns, figure out resolutions, and work to make things better. I know it's a Government job, but I think folks should be encouraged to do the best they can and be productive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    If I could turn back time I would never have gone there

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas Department of Public Safety full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They are always hiring, not surprised.

    Cons

    Don't care when a person is going through a hard time. Don't make any mistakes or they'll boot you out without a care in the world. BUT apparently other employees who do all sorts of crap get to stay... If you don't fit into their mold they don't care.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compassion, learn it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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