State of Texas Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Great benefits; opportunities; good people you Work with (in 10 reviews)

  • Typical state job, nice benefits, good people (in 2 reviews)

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

  • no raises because of budget issues (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    love texas

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at State of Texas

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    great support from management and staff

    Cons

    only get paid once a month

    Advice to Management

    please pay us more $$


  2. Excellent workplace environment, strong teamwork elements, satisfactory pay at nearly all levels

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at State of Texas

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits packages were quite fair. The working environment was friendly and cooperative, and the interoffice communications systems run very efficiently.

    Cons

    Professional growth potential exists principally for workers with an interest in the field of state politics and policy, which may not be for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    The infrequency of mandatory meetings among the Resolutions and Publications workforce empowers individual employees and encourages productivity. Keep it up!


  3. Helpful (1)

    Exemplary

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Employment Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Employment Specialist in Austin, TX

    I have been working at State of Texas

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    great benefits and ability to grow

    Cons

    business dress too strict for some positions

    Advice to Management

    flexibility


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Loved the job, the people, the flexibility, just tough with hiring freeze so no promotions or raises.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vocational Counselor in Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Vocational Counselor in Lewisville, TX

    I worked at State of Texas

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexibility, slow paced, good co workers, teleworking available, flex-scheduling, good insurance, good time off, consistent, great area manager,

    Cons

    lots of paperwork, lots of office time, no raises due to legislature, due to it being "hard" to be "fired" your co workers are sometimes unmotivated or lazy and tough to work with (bitter state employees)

    Advice to Management

    My manager was great, the only thing i would have changed was promotions/advancements and there was nothing she could do about this!


  6. Great Workplace

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work/personal life balance. Management seems pretty responsive. I enjoy the work and those that I work with.

    Cons

    Agency is new, having split from TxDOT in 2009, so there are growing and seperation pains for some of the "older" crowd.

    Advice to Management

    I think management is making the right choices and pushing the agency in a positive direction. Communication is often a complaint, but I don't think so.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Investigator

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investigator III in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Investigator III in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are great at State

    Cons

    Pay could be much better

    Advice to Management

    I do not have any advise


  8. Most intensive learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Scheduler in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Scheduler in Austin, TX

    I worked at State of Texas full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing connections and ability to influence legislation

    Cons

    demanding hours, little sleep, overwhelming workload.


  9. Good state agency job

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

    I worked at State of Texas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, great executive director, everyone part of the same mission.

    Cons

    Salaries on the low end; tasks sometimes monotonous


  10. Excellent employer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great management in my department and agency, great benefits

    Cons

    The bureaucratic structure of any government agency can be crazymaking at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work supporting staff to do their jobs


  11. Program Specialist positions

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Texas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and insurance is great.

    Cons

    Few pay raises unless there is money in the budget and or the legislature recommends a pay raise.

    Advice to Management

    Help promote merit raises.



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