TX House of Representatives Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
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  1. Legislative Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TX House of Representatives

    Pros

    Networking is a pro as well as free food during session is a plus. The office environment is really key in whether it is successfully fun or interesting

    Cons

    It is boring at times as well as it is most likely unpaid. But it is open for possibility if need be. Also if your office is bad the experience will probably be bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give Interns more to do and more responsibility. They are already giving there time for free so you might as well use them to the fullest.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Eye Opening Intern Experience

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    Former Intern - Communications Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Communications Intern in Austin, TX

    I worked at TX House of Representatives as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Direct contact with house representatives and senior-level staff members
    Hands on experience with constituent response and legislation drafting

    Cons

    Long and unpredictable house
    Limited room for creativity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advantage of the skills and talents of eager young employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  3. Great place to intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TX House of Representatives

    Pros

    networking and flexibility for students schedule

    Cons

    low pay and no benefits, depends on supervisor.

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  5. Pay is not great, but can be really rewarding if you have the right boss

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    Former Employee - Legislative Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Legislative Director in Austin, TX

    I worked at TX House of Representatives full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Office culture depends entirely on your boss.
    -Can be very rewarding if you agree with your boss' policy positions.
    -Lots of smart, interesting people.
    -Great benefits

    Cons

    -Time-off policies and work-life balance vary greatly between offices. Talk to a former employee before you accept.
    -Salaries generally low.
    -Not many opportunities for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Pay people reasonable salaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6. Legislative Director

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    Former Employee - Legislative Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Legislative Director in Austin, TX

    I worked at TX House of Representatives full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic 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

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Take 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

    Recommends
  7. Policy Analyst

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    Former Employee - Policy Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Policy Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at TX House of Representatives full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    You have no free time during the session.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  8. a whirlwind

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    Current Employee - Director of Constituent Services in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director of Constituent Services in Austin, TX

    I have been working at TX House of Representatives full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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

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    Former Employee - Sergeant At Arms in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sergeant At Arms in Austin, TX

    I worked at TX House of Representatives full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    one downside is working late nights

    Doesn't Recommend
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  10. Very hard work, but very rewarding.

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    Former Employee - Legislative Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Legislative Director in Austin, TX

    I worked at TX House of Representatives full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long hours during session, very demanding.

    Recommends
  11. Great, not for everyone

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    Former Employee - Legislative Aide in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Legislative Aide in Austin, TX

    I worked at TX House of Representatives full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very grinding and taxing
    You will gain weight

    Recommends

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