Travis County, Texas

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Travis County, Texas Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    About Travis County

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - .NET Applications Developer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - .NET Applications Developer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, great schedule and work/life balance

    Cons

    not much upward trajectory or chance for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay better to keep quality talent aorund

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Has it's pluses and minuses

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Paid holidays, decent benefits, job security.

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility, working for "the man", no office perks (no coffee machine or fridge), bureaucracy, pay does not increase on par with cost of living in Austin.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Travis County provides a safe and supportive work environment. Hours and pay are standard, benefits are above average.

    Former Employee - Court Clerk in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Court Clerk in Austin, TX

    I worked at Travis County, Texas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    For those who enjoy customer service/working with the public, Travis County provides meaningful opportunities in civil service. Health and retirement benefits are generous compared to the private sector.

    Cons

    It can take up to 5 years to secure parking at downtown locations.

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    Working for the Man

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    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Travis County, Texas full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Depending on which agency you work for, the work can be quite meaningful and the ability to help the community is real. Many staff are committed to the work that they do, and the benefits structure is excellent.

    Cons

    Working downtown (as most county employees do) can be a hassle with traffic and whatnot. The compensation is generous, but hasn't quite kept up with the cost of living in Austin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be profoundly helpful if management did a review of the work environment in all workplaces so as to stay on top of issues before they explode.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Pleasant and great mangement

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

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Company that value it's employees
    Able to express concerns to management very easily

    Cons

    Not able to move easily unless management retires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being nice as you were. Ask the commissioner's court for higher salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    okay at times

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

    I worked at Travis County, Texas full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is some good people that work and that really care for their fellow employees. That will treat you as part of a family.

    Cons

    never consistent with they way they want to handle things. Thing changes every 2 to 3 months to management benefit but, not to the employees. With the COL rising the pay is not having a major increase. Employees are forced to work overtime and second jobs in order to make it. The employees that's not in upper management continue to struggle paycheck to paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the workers and stop just saying "We know how you feel". Stop asking the employees, "What can we do to make things better". When in fact you do nothing but at the same time doing things unsafe, and putting you employees health and careers to an end.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Working for Travis County has always been a great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Technical Support Troubleshooter in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Technical Support Troubleshooter in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great relationship with employess and good communication

    Cons

    One particular assignment was not organize

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the great training and interacting with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Its great !!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great work life Balance and Less Pressure.

    Cons

    No Career Ladder and no bonuses or good performance bnefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Government Job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Purchasing Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Purchasing Assistant in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Working with the Governemnt you help others in your community and provide a public service.

    Cons

    The career development is slow and not much room for promotions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Stable employment, but not for the upwardly mobile...

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

    I worked at Travis County, Texas

    Pros

    Stability, benefits, ample leave and holidays.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for training and advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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