TxDOT

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TxDOT Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
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Review Highlights

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

  • Mostly great people to work with (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • 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.  

    Deckhand/AB Galveston Ferry

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    Current Employee - Able Bodied Seaman in Galveston, TX
    Current Employee - Able Bodied Seaman in Galveston, TX

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Home every night, enjoy my job

    Cons

    we do not get paid industry standard wages

    Recommends
  2.  

    laidback

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    Former Employee - Engineering Tech I in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Tech I in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at TxDOT

    Pros

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

    Cons

    low salary, lukewarm management, crude inspectors

    Recommends
  3.  

    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

    I have been working at TxDOT

    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 ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
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    Great learning experience

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

    I worked at TxDOT

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  6.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TxDOT

    Pros

    Great Benefits and a lot of opportunity to learn.

    Cons

    Pay not so great at first

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay on top of your game

    Recommends
  7.  

    Great place to learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TxDOT

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  8.  

    Great place to work

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

    I worked at TxDOT

    Pros

    Steady 8-5 M-f Schedule.
    Great benefits
    Career mobility throughout the agency if you want it, or ability to spend most of your career in the same location if that is what you want.
    Layoffs are practically unheard of.

    Cons

    The biggest problem with TxDOT is it has the potential to be an example of efficiency, good stewardship of tax dollars and public trust, a model of what an ideal public sector agency should be, but a lot of times even when positive changes are implemented the execution is horrible. Either you hear rumors of a promising change taking place and 10 years later your still hearing the same rumors they pilot the idea people cry and management backs off, or you are flooded with a tsunami of major changes all at once with no transition what so ever and little or no feedback is acted on. I mean what's with the all or nothing mentality? I agree executive management should make the final decisions on major changes but what ever happened to a well thought out plan that keeps both old and new systems running in parallel until the new system can take over gracefully and take really good notes on lessons learned and for goodness sakes don't let the status quo paralyze you or don't tie half the major systems people are trying to use up in transaction all at once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your going to use an outsourcing model for support services, consider going with one vender and not having one for day to day operations, and two or three for more specialized things. The right vendor will have subsidiaries for more specialized tasks.

  9.  

    Some supervisors cut budget to try to look good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Great if you are in the in crowd".

    Cons

    Out of luck if you are not in the right group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to support all your employees rather than few favorites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    People are like family.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Department has met the challenge of keeping up with technological advances.

    Cons

    Some managers go to far to minimize the costs at the expense of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Ever changing

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Training is always available.

    Cons

    Constant change. Lack of communication

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