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Texas Association of School Boards Reviews

Updated May 16, 2014
Updated May 16, 2014
7 Reviews

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  1.  

    Excellent company and co-workers

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Because no one leaves TASB, promotions are rare.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Positive

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

    Pros

    Family first business, great benefits

    Cons

    Hard to move up the ladder. Very tenured employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create opportunities for those who want to move up

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very friendly but not enough top-down leadership

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Epitome of Work-Life Balance

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Starter Job

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends

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