TxDOT Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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  • Mostly great people to work with (in 5 reviews)

  • Great benefits, great people to work with (in 5 reviews)

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  • Salaries are lower than similar in private sector and in some other Texas governmental entities (in 4 reviews)

  • No overtime pay, insread transfered to comp-time (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Good experience with many opportunities

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    Former Employee - Engineering Tech V in Kaufman, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Tech V in Kaufman, TX
    Recommends

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Learned a lot due to working on the field

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

    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


  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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  5. Helpful (1)

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time (More than a 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 Management

    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.


  6. Maint Tech III

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with; caring and competent executive leadership; dedicated employees committed to serving Texans; strong training program to learn new skills or to change career direction; positive career growth, due to the complexity of the many projects and programs.

    Cons

    technical career ladder is a bit more limited than the management career ladder. The work load at times can be excessive in certain work areas, while light in others, so the work is not always balanced.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a good job; the changes made over the last few years have significantly improved the agency.


  8. Helpful (2)

    It was a great experience, coworkers are friendly and helpful

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people to work with

    Cons

    Public think you are the enemy

    Advice to Management

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


  9. Great place to learn

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very diverse company with Great Benefits, Competitive Pay and a variety of different career options in professional, technical, and support.

    Cons

    Long work hours at times with no overtime available. Opportunity for growth is limited when compared with the private sector.

    Advice to Management

    Work more to improve performance among and moral among employees. Give more detailed end of the year performance reviews with ways to improve.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Coworkers and supervisors were amazing people. Very knowledgeable. Great at showing and telling the ins and outs of the job.

    Cons

    A lot of drama and talk behind people's backs. Could use better organization in terms of scheduling and planning for the coming week.

    Advice to Management

    Offer alternatives to employees disgruntled with their current situation. Be helpful when in hard times. Schedule and prepare to help new employees.


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

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    n/a



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