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State of Texas Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
State of Texas – Guymon – “Texas County Courthouse”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 54 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

State of Texas Governor Rick Perry

Rick Perry

(12 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great management in my department and agency, great benefits(in 9 reviews)

  • health insurance, flexible hours to extent, coworkers, learning new things(in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • It's not feasible to try running a public agency like it's the private sector(in 5 reviews)

  • 30% under payed compared to private industry heavy workload(in 3 reviews)

54 Employee Reviews
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    1 person found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsSomewhat stable opportunity. Not like a small company. Great benefits.

    ConsBloated budgets, poor interoffice communication. Politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementClean house.

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    Not enough money or raises

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Humble, TX

    ProsConstant, hard to get fired, hard to lose

    ConsNo raises hardly ever, every other blue mon

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    1 person found this helpful  

    Okay for entry level if you are ok with working entry level for the next 5years

    Voc Rehab Counselor (Current Employee) DFW, TX

    ProsEarn tons of comp time and can take off when you need or want. No real stress involved so job doesn't spill over into home life.

    ConsPlenty of training and CEU's available but no real advancement in terms of promotion unless you already have an IN with management. No salary increases even when you make a career ladder due to constant budget constraints. Not expected to think only do what management says to stay in compliance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you are not gonna provide bonuses, raises, or merits at least invest in your employees by providing tuition reimbursement across the board. Also career ladder should be automatic with time and commendable reviews.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience with the State of Texas is that there are no raises and bonuses on a regular basis.

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) Houston, TX

    ProsYou have medical insurance that the state pays for.

    ConsYou only get paid monthly

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild on espirit de corp and give an incentive to continue in the field

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overall great people to work with.

    Veterans Representative (Former Employee) Fort Worth, TX

    ProsGood hours, friends at work. Pride of accomplishment when you help someone reach a goal or objective and overcome a personal barrier to obtaining a fulfilling and rewarding position as an employee.

    ConsCheap pay, may take 15-20 years of state employment to reach comporable private or federal salary which starts at that same amount you are earning after many years of work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many at the upper levels of management who are out of touch, or have no idea what the workers at the "working level" have to do to reach set "goals and objectives". Too many unused and unnecessary reports are required. One refined report should suffice for all agencies with specific needs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    don't work for rick perry

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood salary for public sector

    Conshorrible internal communication, crappy management, hostile work environment

    Advice to Senior Managementact like you care even if you don't. COMMUNICATE!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Have enjoyed working with the company and plan to retire from there.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBonuses given for good work when funds are available in the budget.
    Enjoy working with the staff in my local office.

    ConsThe workload is heavy as with most state agencies. Due to heavy workload some new hires leave soon after being hired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow overtime to be able to complete work with time limits.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Investigator III (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsBenefits are great at State

    ConsPay could be much better

    Advice to Senior ManagementI do not have any advise

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Most intensive learning experience

    Scheduler (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsAmazing connections and ability to influence legislation

    Consdemanding hours, little sleep, overwhelming workload.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working for the Senate was a great environment

    Assistant Sergeant-At-Arms (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsThe people you meet are well-connected and friendly, lots of opportunity to witness politics in action.

    ConsDifficult hours, lots of clerical work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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