Texas Association of School Boards

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Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. A great place to work but limited career advancement.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Association of School Boards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Caring CEO. Senior management seems genuinely concerned about employees. Wonderful benefits, particularly the retirement plan (5% match! dollar for dollar!!!!) On site child care center that really speaks to the organization's mission. A culture that is friendly and employee centric. Adequate pay. Extended time off at Christmas. A mission that is important and relevant (supporting public schools). Service-oriented staff that is rated well my members. Financially sound and successful. One of the largest associations in Texas and the nation, so lots of diversity in programs and staff. Voted a best place to work in Austin several years in a row as a large employer. Financially stable.

    Cons

    Long-tenured staff can sometimes lead to lack of creativity or acceptance of new ideas. This can also make promotions more difficult. Because it's large (500 people, which is large for an association), there tends to be more bureaucracy. Mid-level managers are less likely to promote staff development and individual thought.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to develop staff at all levels and give them opportunities to demonstrate their skills. Give lower level staff more authority and autonomy. Find ways to either promote them or to not stifle their creativity and energy by involving them in solving problems across the organization.

  2. Great family environment but upper management is not in touch with the workers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas Association of School Boards full-time (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company events and work-life balance

    Cons

    Limited training, management doesn't take ownership, personal growth is limited, lack of communication and understanding by management of what their staff is really doing

  3. Excellent company and co-workers

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

    I have been working at Texas Association of School Boards full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Family oriented, benefits, training, work-life balance. I would recommend working for this company.

    Cons

    Because no one leaves TASB, promotions are rare.

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  5. Positive

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

    I have been working at Texas Association of School Boards full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Family first business, great benefits

    Cons

    Hard to move up the ladder. Very tenured employees.

    Advice to Management

    Create opportunities for those who want to move up

  6. Friendly workplace feels like family; but also some lack of accountability (which also feels like family)

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

    I have been working at Texas Association of School Boards full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Truly generous benefits, especially retirement; great onsite daycare; meaningful mission; many positive interactions with co-workers

    Cons

    Way too much of the "we've never done it that way" attitude; too many people here (even in senior leadership) who don't do their jobs/don't cooperate - but no one will hold them accountable; very limited opportunities for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to whether or not the people below you are holding their employees accountable and don't be afraid to expect better things from all of us.

  7. Lofty ideals don't apply at the employee level

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas Association of School Boards full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some great coworkers, high level of concern for clients, corporate culture is attractive on paper (but not available to all)

    Cons

    High standards/goals but tools available to attain them are sub-standard. Some so-so employees are admired and promoted while hard workers are marginalized.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees the tools to enable them to succeed. Invest in their success rather than providing poor systems and processes then telling them to excel anyway.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Very friendly but not enough top-down leadership

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

    I have been working at Texas Association of School Boards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits (very generous retirement program, wonderful on-site day care, great Wellness program).

    Cons

    There is too much "local control" which means that some people have understanding, supportive management who permit reasonable flexibility and some people simply don't. There is a lot of resistance to change because much of the management has been there for a very long time and is resistant to trying new things or calling people on the carpet when they don't do their job. There is VERY LITTLE opportunity for advancement because people like working there and don't leave.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Epitome of Work-Life Balance

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

    I worked at Texas Association of School Boards

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    TASB puts family first. The benefits are unmatched, which accounts for the lower salaries offered, as any not-for-profit company would do. The camaraderie among employees is excellent and there is a great sense of fellowship. Everyone seems to love why they do what they do.

    Cons

    Low turnover prevents room for significant promotion. Salaries tend to be low and merit increase budgets are low. Company is not a trend-setter in this regard. No opportunities for bonuses because of not-for-profit status.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the idea of the employees. That has made TASB progressive and the envy of other state school board associations. Consider more frequent salary reviews.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Starter Job

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

    I have been working at Texas Association of School Boards

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    TASB offers great benefits, friendly people, flexible hours. They have many internal events to increase employee morale. Building surroundings are neat and welcoming. Large workspace areas. Travel opportunities are very nice. There is an on-site daycare and employees receive a discounted rate. There is a small on-site fitness center and workout classes available for purchase.

    Cons

    There is not much room for advancement within the company. Also, it is very difficult to receive tuition reimbursement even though the company is centered around education. The yearly pay raises are minimal and not really based on performance. I have seen relatives and friends get hired over more qualified candidates.

    Advice to Management

    Allow opportunities for professional growth, do not underestimate the abilities of your staff

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