State of Texas Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
56 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits; opportunities; good people you Work with (in 10 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)

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  1.  

    I absolutely loved working with the State of Texas.

    Former Employee - Intern  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at State of Texas as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The environment I worked in was very positive. The people you work with and around make a huge difference, and everyone in my division was easy to work and get along with.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that it was an internship, so I did not get paid for my hard work; however, upon the completion of my internship, I received a letter of recommendation as well as assistance in finding a job after college.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

  2.  

    Good place for employment; lots of opportunities for advancement.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant

    I worked at State of Texas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits; opportunities; good people you Work with. Never a boring day. Opportunity to help people in need.

    Cons

    Sometimes not family oriented. Can be challenging at times. Have to deal with customers from all types of life and their situations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat Your employees like you would yourself.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Run far, run fast from DFPS

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Caseworker
    Former Employee - Caseworker

    I worked at State of Texas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Front line co-workers were wonderful people, good retirement plan, days off, they will hire almost anyone willing to work for them.

    Cons

    Agency run by self-serving morons, it's all about numbers, you will die from the long term effects of constant stress before you enjoy much of that retirement plan, insurance is awful, turnover and burnout is high, management has no clue about anything, very negative environment, caseloads are ridiculous, your work will be piled up and waiting for you following any days off because no one else has time to cover it and management doesn't know how.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn your employees' jobs. You are not above getting your hands dirty. Raise the pay, raise morale, lower the caseloads, and you might keep some competent people working for the agency long enough to get promoted into management instead of the crap "talent" that sticks around now. As a bonus, you may even accomplish what the agency was meant to do!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Texas

    Pros

    It provided steady work for my length.

    Cons

    Not much pay or incentive to stay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more training.

  6.  

    Great benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Finance  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Director of Finance in Austin, TX

    I worked at State of Texas full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stability, benefits, working conditions, hours

    Cons

    Legislative restrictions on pay raises, # of employees, etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more employee incentives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Windows Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Texas NeView Golf Coast Windows Sales Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Texas NeView Golf Coast Windows Sales Associate in Dallas, TX

    I worked at State of Texas full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free access to the Texas State Fair.

    Cons

    Seeing other window experts coming in and inspecting your product and asking you questions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know what you are selling and be very friendly to incoming clients.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Installing, PC Refresh, troubleshoot and maintain Texas State HHSC workstations (XP and Windows 7)) throughout Region 7

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at State of Texas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you like to make a difference on the community then working for the State is way to serve. This is a place that does a lot of good for the general public and I am part of it.

    Cons

    Compensation is better in the private sector, but in my case is not about money is about a chance to give back for all the great opportunities I have had in this country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand each person weaknesses and strengths and develop a growing career path.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Writer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work supporting staff to do their jobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    I'm happy I've had this experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Texas

    Pros

    The best thing about working for the state is that it is a stable, decent paying job. There are no surprises, what you see is what you get, so make sure to ask up front all you want to know.

    Cons

    Time off policies could use improvement. There work to life balance is not the best and the job could get very mundane.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good state agency job

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

    I worked at State of Texas

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Salaries on the low end; tasks sometimes monotonous

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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