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.  

    Overall a good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Construction Inspector in Denton, TX
    Current Employee - Construction Inspector in Denton, TX

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

    Pros

    Good retire benefits and opportunities to move up

    Cons

    salary is not very high

    Recommends
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    welder

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    Current Employee - Welder in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - Welder in El Paso, TX

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

    Pros

    hours holidays insurance own office partys

    Cons

    poor pay bad superviser too many rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow up

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Every other opportunity is better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - IT in Austin, TX

    I worked at TxDOT full-time (more than 3 years)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Basically, 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Not so great.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX

    I worked at TxDOT full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    People are great and friendly.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please place realistic deadlines for huge projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

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

    Pros

    Lots 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Give 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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    fair

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    Current Employee - Engineering Tech V in Gainesville, GA
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech V in Gainesville, GA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay us more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Learned a lot due to working on the field

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    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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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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