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  1. good college career builder, but tedious

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Governor of Texas as an intern

    Pros

    I'm an IR major, and i wanted to see how state government worked. besides, it was good for college career building. got to meet gov. Rick Perry and tasted how the Texas government worked.

    Cons

    the works are very tedious. Not too exciting. Since we are just interns, and they switch us out every semester, they didn't ask us to do anything too important. i wish we could have gone to actual field with them

    Advice to Management

    i wish you guys would give interns more work other than field out some boring work sheets


  2. A great experience working in the Texas Emerging Technology Fund

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    Former Intern - Fellow in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Fellow in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Governor of Texas as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked in the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF), a division of the Economic Development Department in the Office of the Governor. As an intern, I was assigned real work and the staff depended on my contributions to their projects. At no point was I used as a human copy machine. My ideas and abilities were drawn upon and utilized by the team, and I came away with a great experience.

    Cons

    The work tends to come in batches, with alternating extremely slow days and very hectic days as the norm.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more technologically-adept staffers since this is a fund that deals with technology that many of the employees probably do not understand.


  3. Sinking ship

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    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Governor of Texas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, hours, general job security

    Cons

    Drama, management not in charge of employees, who take advantage of lax work hours and leave policies, no raises or rewards for work done, pushing disagreements between employees and management under the rug instead of addressing them, few upward opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Your good people are jumping ship at an alarming rate. Take note of those who are getting the job done and reward them. Take steps to punish those that aren't, or at the very least, make it look like you're doing something about it.


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  5. Amazing leader, strong team.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Governor of Texas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great location (the capitol building is epic) entrepreneurial culture hard working people engagement in a legitimate cause (improving the state of Texas) state benefits

    Cons

    Pay doesn't quite meet private sector levels, but the sense of involvement in a bigger purpose/mission is helpful in that regard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  6. Fast paced exciting work that shows up in the newspaper everyday

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Governor of Texas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very talented people to work with Working on real issues Governor was great to work with, very respectful Team atmosphere through and through

    Cons

    Wasn't intellectually stimulating All loyalty based like all political roles and not as much about merit Staying around the longest ensured the best jobs for folks Some infighting between offices

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the long hours and harsh people who you come into contact with disconnect you from the people that you were put there to serve.


  7. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Financial Services in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Services in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Governor of Texas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of talented people work there. Depending on your position you can be exposed to the highest level of Texas politics.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than public sector.


  8. Good for people who want a steady job, normal work hours

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Governor of Texas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Looks good on resume -Good work hours -Steady job

    Cons

    -Limited room for upward mobility -Pay -No holidays off during Session

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for growth


  9. It was a learning experience

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    Former Employee - Fellow in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Fellow in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience and I learned a lot

    Cons

    Not as organizaed as I hoped

    Advice to Management

    Get more organized


  10. Helpful (1)

    lack of challenges

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    40 hours a week. Generous sick, personal and leave time for especially long term employees. No cost health insurance for employee after 90 day period ( but very expensive for dependents). Interesting to have an inside view of government for someone who has never worked there. Very limited deadlines or pressure to get stuff done quicker since the government is in charge (not the folks they rule).

    Cons

    Lots of unqualified people. Lots of people who have worked their entire life in government and have lost touch with the outside world and how the rest of society functions. This results in uncomfortable situations. Most of the higher ups did not get there because of competence but rather political friends. Work is repetitive, uninteresting and not challenging (probably same way it was done 10 years ago). Never attempt to think outside of the box, this will freak them out. Zero upward mobility. Very rigid structure and micromanagement. Top down management. Many long term benefits are only vested after decades with the state.

    Advice to Management

    You have some good people, especially some of the younger ones that have not been there 30+ years yet. Listen to them and invest in them. Now they leave as soon as they can.


  11. Very nice people, not much place for advancement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    managers and employees are extremely laid back and relaxed. Work load is average and you really do the stuff that will benefit Texas.

    Cons

    I didn't find much room for advancements and this killed the deal for me. The pay was less than average.

    Advice to Management

    There are not much they can do since the budget is limited for advancing talented people higher up in the board.



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