Travis County, Texas

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Travis County, Texas Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated June 12, 2014
Updated June 12, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Working for the Man

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2.  

    Pleasant and great mangement

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    • 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
  3.  

    okay at times

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Working for Travis County has always been a great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Troubleshooter in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - 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
  6.  

    Its great !!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an 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
  7.  

    Government Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  8.  

    Stable employment, but not for the upwardly mobile...

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    • Senior Management
    • 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
  9.  

    Laid-back

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

    I worked at Travis County, Texas

    Pros

    I love the laid-back feel. Of course, different areas offer different working environments, but I was satisfied.

    Cons

    No one leaves so it's hard to get a permanent position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow a fair hire; don't only grant jobs on the "hook up".

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    True public servant

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

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas

    Pros

    Good retirement plan, a wellness center to help save co-pays with insurance, mostly pleasant co-workers, longvity pay after 4 years, fair accumlation of vacation and sick time, reasonable number of holidays.

    Cons

    commuting to downtown or Airport site, parking can be a problem as it takes 7+ years to get a parking space, pay is better outside of the county, some employees don't pull their fair share of the work load,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yearly performance evaluations should be done with the employees, and employees should have an opportunity to evaluate management. Try to be more open to suggestions by employees. Stand behind the people that work for you.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Travis County

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

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, structure, location, office, kind staff, helpful departments; customer service attitude; attention to detail; growth potential; slower pace; relaxed

    Cons

    adverse to change; lacking diverse skill sets; slow to advance ment; out dated business operations; not on the cutting edge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Groom through mentoring, education and management leadership staff internally to assume key positions within the County. Build leaders of tomorrow out of the people you have today.

    No opinion of CEO

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