Texas Workforce Commission Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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  1. Legal Assistant

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Workforce Commission full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment. Down to earth people.

    Cons

    Pay is low in comparison to private sector.


  2. Stay Away

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Workforce Commission full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Easy work, impossible to get fired

    Cons

    Salaries are below market rate, incompetent management, no raises/bonuses, poor culture, little advancement opportunity. Politics and optics trump actual work and performance.

    Advice to Management

    Be less concerned with politics and more concerned with doing the work you are charged with doing.


  3. Stay away from this place!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner II in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Claims Examiner II in Fort Worth, TX

    I have been working at Texas Workforce Commission full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    8-5pm job, no evenings and no weekends Free health insurance (cost varies with dependents)

    Cons

    Low, low pay! Huge caseload, no overtime allowed Adjudicators are overworked and burnt out.

    Advice to Management

    You are losing good people by the way you treat them and the lack of competitive pay. The amount of work expected with the very small compensation is embarrassing. Someone earning the maximum benefit amount makes about the same amount of money as the average worker there.


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  5. Sr. R&D Manufacturing Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tomball, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tomball, TX

    I worked at Texas Workforce Commission

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

    Pros

    I will be able to draw unemployment benefits while searching for work.

    Cons

    I may have to wait a few weeks BEFORE I receive my first unemployment check. Also, I had some questions that I wanted to ask the TWC, and when I called, the wait time was over 20 minutes long before I was able to talk with anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to reduce the wait time when someone calls the TWC.


  6. Ok if you never want a raise or advancement

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts Examiner
    Current Employee - Accounts Examiner

    I have been working at Texas Workforce Commission

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good vacation & sick leave accrual. Pension.

    Cons

    No advancement opportunities. Low pay. No raises.

    Advice to Management

    Have the ability to get a raise other than what will be taken off the top to be mandatorily taken for pension.


  7. Customer Service Rep II

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas Workforce Commission full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Enjoyed helping consumers file and follow up on UI claims. Flexible hours and overtime was available.

    Cons

    Very poor air quality. Asbestos and mole in building affected my respiratory system

    Advice to Management

    Move to new3 building with better air quality.


  8. Workforce Development Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Workforce Development Specialist in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Workforce Development Specialist in El Paso, TX

    I worked at Texas Workforce Commission (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Careers at the Texas Workforce Commission can be very challenging and rewarding, for the most part. If you are among the fortunate and can last for a number of years the pluses are there.

    Cons

    Unfortunately for thirteen of us, our time was cut short in a cost reduction move and we were all let go on the same day. I personally had one year to go to reach my official retirement age. This was not one of my happiest days.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to appreciate your staff and support them, in kind. You will most likely find that the staff will , for the most part, go out of their way to do the best they can, for the good of the company and the clients.


  9. programmer analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas Workforce Commission full-time

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

    Pros

    I stayed busy pretty much my entire tenure.

    Cons

    Leadership extremely slow, lots of people sitting and just talking.

    Advice to Management

    Turn the leaders over now and then so projects will start moving rather than sitting doing nothing.


  10. Structured, but great environment

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

    I have been working at Texas Workforce Commission full-time

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

    Pros

    Manageable workload, approachable management, great benefits

    Cons

    Structured work environment, not very flexible work schedules, awful commute in/out of downtown

    Advice to Management

    Consider offering more flexibility for employees, not everyone wants a standard 8 - 5.


  11. Wonderful place to work but the pay is horrible.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Attorney
    Current Employee - Attorney

    I have been working at Texas Workforce Commission full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The people and flexability. Blessed with a supervisor who does not micromanage.

    Cons

    No career ladder. For a promotion, you have to apply for an open position and compete with internal and external applicants.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a career ladder.



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