TX House of Representatives

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Updated Jun 4, 2014

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4.1 11 reviews

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Fred Guerra

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90% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Policy Analyst

    Policy Analyst (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsThis is on the job training with no room for mistakes. You learn a lot and it's a demanding environment.

    ConsYou have no free time during the session.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Legislative Director

    Legislative Director (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsFantastic public policy and process experience as well as networking for short term problem solving and long term solutions. Anyone interested in the political landscape in Texas should consider seeking employment at the Texas House

    ConsThere is often not enough time during one session to completely understand the process necessary to develop a career based in government affairs. I would recommend at least two full sessions before attempting to transition into the private sector.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake advantage of the free training provided by the HRO and other outlets, and encourage employees to do the same. This will help the office run smoother and will add skills that will last well beyond employment at the HOuse

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    a whirlwind

    Director of Constituent Services (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsHands-on experience, great networking, each day is different, high responsibility, meeting important people

    ConsLow salary, 50-60 hour weeks during session, public scrutiny, job insecurity because of elections, gridlock

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at The Capitol was both a educational and challenging experience.

    Sergeant At Arms (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsA good reason to work at the Capitol is be watch history in the making.

    Consone downside is working late nights

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very hard work, but very rewarding.

    Legislative Director (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGreat experience, the opportunity to meet a lot of great people and hands-on policy opportunities.

    ConsLong hours during session, very demanding.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great, not for everyone

    Legislative Aide (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsA lot of young people
    Networking
    Benefits such as free food and drinks

    ConsVery grinding and taxing
    You will gain weight

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun place to work, boredom followed by panic, you learn a lot

    Legislative Aide (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsYou get to learn a lot and see the depressing way that bills are made. You also get wined and dined and an inflated sense of power as you're viewed as the gatekeeper to the rep. Hard partying atmosphere, and takes a couple of months to ramp up.

    ConsLong hours. No work life balance. Bills you work really hard on die at every step of the process. Pretty divorced from the real world.

    Advice to Senior Management5 months every two years is not enough time to deal with governing a huge and complex state like Texas.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    If you want to cut your teeth, start here.

    Legislative Aide (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsYou have the potential to work harder than you ever had for next to nothing. The reward is an amazing work experience with dedicated ambitious people.

    ConsYou really need to work at transferring that experience into some other benefit. By this I mean a letter of recommendation for law school/grad school. If you are looking for professional type jobs at the state level start building your network at the Capitol day one.

    Advice to Senior Management"They wanted me to take down the nativity scene on the Capitol lawn, but I reminded them that was the closest three wise men every got to the Texas Legislature." Anne Richards

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Positive

    Legislative Aide (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsActive involvement in the democratic process

    ConsThe minimal pay is difficult to live on

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe work is hard and often has long hours. If the pay was higher it wouldn't be so daunting sometimes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great service and opportunity for knowledge

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsYou serve the State of Texas and know the ends and outs of various issues. Incredible experience that can be used in other places.

    ConsPay is not great and lacks upward potential. Work time can be extreme. Heavy focus during the session with a much lighter load off session.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood management is key. Good communications are both upward and downward in the chain of command.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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