State of Texas Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 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.  

    Working for TDCJ

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    Current Employee - Bottom of the Totempole Supervisor  in  Burnet, TX
    Current Employee - Bottom of the Totempole Supervisor in Burnet, TX

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    No matter how bad the economy - they will always hire ....

    Cons

    Due to hiring about just anybody ... you end up working with inmates in more way than one.
    A lot of nepotism ...
    Benefit package dwindled down the drain in recent years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit backstabbing your supervisors. Don't tell us one thing and then when the officers inquire about it you have no backbone to stand to what you ordered how you want it done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    steady

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at State of Texas

    Pros

    excellent vacation and health benefits

    Cons

    There is excessive duplication of services.

    Recommends
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Vocational Counselor  in  Lewisville, TX
    Former Employee - Vocational Counselor in Lewisville, TX

    I worked at State of Texas

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
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  5.  

    This is not a place to work if you value ongoing training and advancement.

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    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at State of Texas

    Pros

    Stable employment; average employee in professional capacity over 15 years with most deciding to take retirement upon achieving 30 years. Bonus incentive for longevity after 2 years.

    Cons

    No real advancement in terms of promotion. Most opportunities are temporary positions. There is no ongoing training provided. The salaries are not marketable. The benefits have been cut significantly over the years. Aside from early retirement, the benefit package is no longer comparable to private industry. Many positions are not used to their own capacities and employees are not challenged to produce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide assignments befitting the level of the position. Use the resources at your disposal as opposed to hiring extensive contracting resources. Provide ongoing professional and technical training.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Solid place to work with not as much politics as other state jobs.

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX

    I have been working at State of Texas

    Pros

    Management is available for all issues and is very supportive of staff. Great benefits such as retirement, 401k, medical, dental with optional life at a very good rate. Lots of compelling work as it's government and everything always needs updating!

    Cons

    Employees that have been around for 30 years. Employees that are very job protective and unwilling to make change without being intimidated. Low salaries compared to private sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer innovation programs, salary's need to up with the going rate!

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exemplary

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    Current Employee - Employment Specialist  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Employment Specialist in Austin, TX

    I have been working at State of Texas

    Pros

    great benefits and ability to grow

    Cons

    business dress too strict for some positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    flexibility

    Recommends
  8.  

    Not the best place to work

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    Former Employee - MEPD  in  Lampasas, TX
    Former Employee - MEPD in Lampasas, TX

    I worked at State of Texas

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, if you like to be busy and like overtime and exteme deadlines, this place is for you.

    Cons

    Overworked, unbalanced workload, lots of travel and upon return to the office work will be stacked up against you. Management that has no idea as to how system works or what is required to do the job and time frames.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn what you are asking of workers so you have a better understanding of distributing work load

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at State of Texas

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  10.  

    Good experience and provided room for continued growth and learning.

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Austin, TX

    I have been working at State of Texas

    Pros

    Benefits, job stability, and opportunity for advancement starting out

    Cons

    lower salary than compared to private, less opportunity for raises

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at some of the management in place

  11.  

    Good benefit but pay is not competitive compared to private sector. No sure career path.

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    Current Employee - Auditor  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Auditor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at State of Texas

    Pros

    Some dept. offer flexible work schedules. Health and Dental insurance is one of the best. Observes more holidays than private secor.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive. Most positions are salaried, may not get comepensated fo extra hours worked. Little room ofr career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve on helping staff develop career path and advancement. Mangement should invest in more quality training and contionous training programs for staff.

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