TxDOT Reviews

Updated September 27, 2014
Updated September 27, 2014
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    Maint Tech III

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TxDOT

    Pros

    Mostly great people to work with. Paid vacation, comp time, many paid holidays, 8-10 hours some on 4-day work week, varied types of work, usually good supervisors, managers are far off in their glass houses--rarely come out, many safe practices and equipment, many types of training to learn, can move lateral or up, high school summer hire program, college scholarships, pension, 401K and 457, medical, life ins

    Cons

    Flood, ice & accident work on highways, drivers almost running over you & cursing you, favoritism (as any job), fair pay now, slugs who won't work & get away with it at your expense, TX govt controls purse string limiting how much funds received, not enough funds for repairs. A few supervisors no balls and won't stand up for you--take credit for everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mgt needs to check on superiors more often and "drive" the roads. Sick of hearing "TX DOT transparency"--move on. New payroll, purchasing (and more) software sucks! Doesn't make job easier or faster--added more work in office and less time on road doing road repairs--wake up and quit taking low bid!! Some inspectors don't hold contractors to specs.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great agency, lots of history, treats their employees fairly, best job I've had.

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

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of advancement opportunities.
    Able to work on a variety of projects.
    Work with smart people.
    Treated fairly and given the ability to work independently.
    Enjoy coming to work and being a part of a great state agency that provides a vital service to citizens.
    TxDOT has greatly improved and modernized within the last few years. It's technology is now in line with the 21st century.

    Cons

    There is often a breakdown in communication within and outside my division.
    Divisions and sections often work in silos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the internal communcations within the agency.
    Rework and revamp the Crossroads intranet site so that it is more useful and organized for employees.
    Give employees a real channel to communicate ideas and provide feedback on those ideas.
    Improve communication from upper management to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Engineering Tech V Summer Hire

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Great retirement, and health benefits.

    Cons

    No cons to working for the state.

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    Learned a lot due to working on the field

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech I in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech I in Austin, TX

    I have been working at TxDOT

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was a great experience, coworkers are friendly and helpful

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TxDOT

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people to work with

    Cons

    Public think you are the enemy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They do a good job at asking on how the project is coming along

    Recommends
  7.  

    Good experience with many opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Tech V in Kaufman, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Tech V in Kaufman, TX

    I worked at TxDOT

    Pros

    Relatively good pay and good benefits.
    I had the opportunity to manage/inspect some significant projects with a lot of responsibility very quickly.

    Cons

    Quite a bit of outside work in the summer heat.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Overall, in 22 years, decent place to work and build a career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Purchaser IV in Bryan, TX
    Former Employee - Purchaser IV in Bryan, TX

    I worked at TxDOT full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Very good job security if one performs within agency policy. A number of paid holidays. Very good retirement plan. Generally conscientious employees. Excellent concern for the safety of employees. Both work groups in two different locations, co-workers in one, subordinates in another. Excellent job-specific training across the board, all job groups. Very good vacation/sick leave compensation..

    Cons

    Higher level management not the best nor most competent for their positions. Wages and salaries below comparable jobs in private sector by between 17 and 28 per cent. High turnover in some job groupings due to monetary compensation versus benefit package. No overtime pay: only time off (comp time).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Highest level: exercise more knowledgeable hiring for upper- and mid-management level positions. Reconsider the regional structure and return to district.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Learning

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Corpus Christi, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Corpus Christi, TX

    I worked at TxDOT full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You learn about highway construction and leadership
    learn to manage project on your own

    Cons

    Is a lot of favoritism, they dont recognize for your work and salary is not that great

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Full of learning and experience by being hands on and observing the everyday life of a full time employee.

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

    I have been working at TxDOT

    Pros

    Being able to see how things operate first hand.

    Cons

    No overtime pay, insread transfered to comp-time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing a great job especially with the learning experience that we are put through.

  11.  

    Engineering Tech IV

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

    I have been working at TxDOT as an intern

    Pros

    Being intern is great here. I do not know about an actual work. I also found having holidays a perk. Makes me have something to look forward to when work is mounting up.

    Cons

    There is a lot of interesting people around here. Everything is so outdated and boring

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to be more informed in what is happening at the bottom and not assume things

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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