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Updated Jul 22, 2014
State of Texas – Guymon – “Texas County Courthouse”

State of Texas – Guymon – “Texas County Courthouse”
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3.2 55 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

State of Texas Governor Rick Perry

Rick Perry

(12 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Bottom of the Totempole Supervisor (Current Employee) Burnet, TX

    ProsNo matter how bad the economy - they will always hire ....

    ConsDue 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 Senior ManagementQuit 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    steady

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    Prosexcellent vacation and health benefits

    ConsThere is excessive duplication of services.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Vocational Counselor (Former Employee) Lewisville, TX

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Senior Project Manager (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsStable 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.

    ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementProvide 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsManagement 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!

    ConsEmployees 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 Senior ManagementOffer innovation programs, salary's need to up with the going rate!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Exemplary

    Employment Specialist (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    Prosgreat benefits and ability to grow

    Consbusiness dress too strict for some positions

    Advice to Senior Managementflexibility

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not the best place to work

    MEPD (Former Employee) Lampasas, TX

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

    ConsOverworked, 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 Senior ManagementLearn what you are asking of workers so you have a better understanding of distributing work load

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Austin, TX

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience and provided room for continued growth and learning.

    Senior Systems Analyst (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsBenefits, job stability, and opportunity for advancement starting out

    Conslower salary than compared to private, less opportunity for raises

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a look at some of the management in place

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

    Auditor (Current Employee) Houston, TX

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove 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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