Railroad Commission of Texas

www.rrc.state.tx.us
Unclaimed Profile

Railroad Commission of Texas Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
11 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
2.6
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
CEO
0 Ratings

11 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. I Enjoyed Working There

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Enterprise Data Architect in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Enterprise Data Architect in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Railroad Commission of Texas (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was hired for the right reasons. I was given the right tools and authority to do the best I can.

    Cons

    Some business analysts didn't understand that design comes before build. On one particular project the BA's changed the requirements right up to production/go live.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent business analysts whose skills goes beyond English fluency / literacy and who understand that design comes before build.


  2. Better than other state agencies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Railroad Commission of Texas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very laidback and great work life balance; Staff for the most part really enjoys their jobs and wants to continue to be better (which is difficult to find in state government). Management believes in creating work culture and developing camaraderie among employees.

    Cons

    Technology is extremely outdated and IT team overloaded; This is a problem throughout state government though because lack of resources and ability to recruit and retain best and brightest.


  3. programmer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    This only applies to the modernization project : the contractors that have made it this far are great.

    Cons

    Management is trying to hurry and cover their butts for the CGI mess, and they have no patience for anyone who can't hit the ground running. They've walked out a dozen contractors with no notice, and more have quit in frustration. Do not leave a steady job for this project.

    Advice to Management

    You messed up and you're taking it out on people trying to help. People left other jobs to come there - remember that.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Good, bad and ugly

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great educational experience in regulation of Texas oil and gas.

    Cons

    Good ol' boy advancement system, coddles operators.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in mind who you work for.


  6. Terrible

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You will work with a few good admins.

    Cons

    Technical people act like you should worship them. Upper management is totally out of touch and moves their own people in without interviewing them. Ethical NIGHTMARE if anyone bothered to look. All of the directors are out for themselves. Don't expect any help. The "open door" policy is an absolute JOKE. Say something and you may face passive aggressive repercussions. Or even fired.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent managers. I should not have to be training my manager how to do their job.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Engineering Specialist

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Railroad Commission of Texas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work load a lot of holidays

    Cons

    low wages non flexible hours

    Advice to Management

    pay more


  8. So far so good.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer Technician II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer Technician II in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Railroad Commission of Texas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits are great, all of my co-workers are very helpful, the atmosphere is very relaxed. I never take work home with me. The managers are also very understanding and relaxed, there is no micromanaging.

    Cons

    There does not seem to be any room to grow fast. At first there is a steep learning curve, but afterwards It gets repetitive really fast.


  9. Not what I expected

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist II in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist II in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, lots of paid holidays.

    Cons

    "Customer service department" for oil and gas operators. Archaic technology, and denial to change with overwhelming changes in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    You are there to regulate, not placate.


  10. ?

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Kilgore, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Kilgore, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    great benefits and time off for holidays

    Cons

    The pay isn't that great


  11. Okay place to work, no room for growth.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auditor
    Current Employee - Auditor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The flexibility is GREAT for anyone with young kids.

    Cons

    The pay is HORRIBLE and rarely any raises! You may get a raise every 5 years.



Showing 11 of 12 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.