TxDOT
3.2 of 5 40 reviews
www.dot.state.tx.us Austin, TX 5000+ Employees

TxDOT Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
TxDOT – Austin – “Learning to inspect bridge decks”

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    Overall a good company

    Construction Inspector (Current Employee)
    Denton, TX

    ProsGood retire benefits and opportunities to move up

    Conssalary is not very high

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Able Bodied Seaman (Current Employee)
    Galveston, TX

    ProsHome every night, enjoy my job

    Conswe do not get paid industry standard wages

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    welder

    Welder (Current Employee)
    El Paso, TX

    Proshours holidays insurance own office partys

    Conspoor pay bad superviser too many rules

    Advice to Senior Managementgrow up

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    Every other opportunity is better.

    IT (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Pros* reasonable work hours; almost always 40, unless you want to do more.

    Cons* below market salary rates
    * lack of mentoring / direction for new employees
    * lots of arbitrary deadlines
    * culture of poor communication. employees on the ground have little chance of knowing what's actually going on.
    * lots of administrative overhead (detailed timesheets, status reports, a fair number of unnecessary meetings)
    * large bureaucracy makes it difficult to get things done
    * management never makes changes in response to feedback

    Advice to Senior ManagementBasically, you have no trust or respect from the employees whatsoever. Management only appears to be interested in cost-cutting and outsourcing, and is destroying the organizational culture. Employees in the halls talk openly about when they're "getting out." Without exaggeration, I can say that this is the worst management I've ever seen, and they could hardly do worse if they were trying.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not so great.

    Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsPeople are great and friendly.

    ConsManagement can be a bit overwhelming with unrealistic deadlines. Lack of opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease place realistic deadlines for huge projects.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long term potential if you aren't interested in much advancement or money, unless you are a civil engineer.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsLots of time off potential, especially since they don't pay overtime, and instead earn comp time. If you get fired then you did something completely stupid and unethical because nobody loses their job. Close knit working environment and friendly people. Great place to get career experience to move on elsewhere. Even though the pay is bad, the benefits are pretty good.

    ConsThe pay. If you are not a CIVIL engineer it's pretty much a dead end place to work. Even for non-engineering positions TxDOT tends to hire engineers for. Upper administration makes decent money but regular employees don't. Management doesn't allow much decision making from regular employees and discourages it. The only potential to become a manager is if someone dies or retires. You are an enemy of the public and the media.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees some decision making ability which encourages ingenuity. Something needs to be done about the pay because those benefits that you use to retain people are getting more and more expensive but the pay isn't going up to help.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    fair

    Engineering Tech V (Current Employee)
    Gainesville, GA

    Prosif you are in the right position you can spend a lot of time with your family

    ConsIf you are not management or a engineer you do not make any money

    Advice to Senior Managementpay us more

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Learned a lot due to working on the field

    Engineering Tech I (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsI learned stuff that I couldn't learn through textbooks, such as the different machinery that goes into placing concrete, etc.

    ConsBeing outside for 9 hours a day in the heat of Austin definitely wore me out

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    laidback

    Engineering Tech I (Former Employee)
    Fort Worth, TX

    ProsIf you are a fresh engineering graduate, then TxDOT is a place to start your career.

    Conslow salary, lukewarm management, crude inspectors

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work, layed back, opportunities for training, but low salary

    Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Prosgood benefits, training available, layed back, not much stress, work/life balance and fitness programs

    Conslow salary, not much flexibility in schedule, must work same schedule everyday, unless approved for different schedule

    Advice to Senior Managementn/a

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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