State of Texas

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State of Texas Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
58 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.  

    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
  2.  

    I'm happy I've had this experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Good for experience, not for salary

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement can be available if the employee is work hard and seeks internal opportunities. Typically, employees have to go to new state agencies in order to advance, rather than advancing in their own agencies.

    Cons

    The State of Texas imposes a cap for the Executive Director of every Texas State Agency. This causes salaries for the rest of the management staff to have a cap as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide additional opportunities that come in the form of non-monetary benefits such as: tuition reimbursement, opportunities to travel to conferences, etc.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Work comes before family. Low pay.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at State of Texas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits and holidays. Flexible hours. Met some nice people and gained a lot of experience.

    Cons

    It's not feasible to try running a public agency like it's the private sector. Tuition reimbursement would be a nice benefit. The worst part was management's attitude that work comes before family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't expect someone to be at work the day after losing their home and pet (and almost their child) to a fire. Be understanding and realize crises happen. Also, don't tell someone that has to take off for a sick child to take them to many appointments or be with them in the hospital that they haven't "explored all their options". Not everyone has two sets of grandparents to dump their sick kids on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dysfunctional

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Texas

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bloated budgets, poor interoffice communication. Politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house.

  7.  

    Not enough money or raises

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Humble, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Humble, TX

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

    Pros

    Constant, hard to get fired, hard to lose

    Cons

    No raises hardly ever, every other blue mon

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Voc Rehab Counselor in DFW, TX
    Current Employee - Voc Rehab Counselor in DFW, TX

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Earn 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.

    Cons

    Plenty 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 ManagementAdvice

    If 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    You have medical insurance that the state pays for.

    Cons

    You only get paid monthly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build on espirit de corp and give an incentive to continue in the field

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall great people to work with.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Veterans Representative in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Veterans Representative in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at State of Texas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Cheap 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 ManagementAdvice

    Too 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    don't work for rick perry

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

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time

    Pros

    good salary for public sector

    Cons

    horrible internal communication, crappy management, hostile work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    act like you care even if you don't. COMMUNICATE!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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