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It was a pleasure working at TXDOT

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Former Employee - Intern in Pharr, TX
Former Employee - Intern in Pharr, TX

I worked at TxDOT part-time (more than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Good pay for starting/entry level workers, nice pay for experience workers, preferably engineers and professionals...They have great compensation and benefits for employees and even entry level workers...Have the option of working inside and outside...high standards

Cons

not great pay for human resources people, and people that run the backbone....Dealt with rough relations with other employees...One time I received a threatening letter from a former employee, but he was not in the right mind, and so that is what my supervisor advised me to say and remember

Advice to Management

Needs to supervise staff more, make sure they are working...Handle workers more efficiently

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  1. TxDOT has been a good place to work for over 20 years.

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    Current Employee - Special Project Coordinator in Mesquite, TX
    Current Employee - Special Project Coordinator in Mesquite, TX

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time (more than 10 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth for those who work hard. Relaxed atmosphere and easy to balance work with family. Great paid holidays.

    Cons

    Agency is undergoing major change so morale is low. Benefits have dwindled over the years. Technology is antiquated. Pay can be low for new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communication open. Employees want to know what to expect.

  2. Things have changed in the IT division

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    Current Employee - IT Division in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Division in Austin, TX

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the coworkers helpful, friendly.
    On site cafeteria
    Park like areas outside under trees

    Cons

    Can be a little like "Lord of the Flies"
    Branch Managers can be vindictive, lack leadership qualities
    Pay was low, now it's worse

    Advice to Management

    Management does not live by the golden rule. Huge pay increases for you, employees get our jobs cut. We all work hard and to outsource us ostensibly to save money conflicts with the huge salaries you men are making. We are taking a pay cut and our employment with the state has been cut, while other (current) state employees get raises. Think about what that does to morale and motivation.

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