TxDOT Reviews

Updated June 26, 2015
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  1. Favoritism, nepotism, engineer-centrism, and to a lesser degree, tenure, are the names of the game here.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Personnel in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Lab Personnel in Austin, TX

    I worked at TxDOT full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They do have good health benefit, sick leave, and vacation leave days.

    Cons

    If you are not an engineer, part of the "good ol' boys or GIRLS club, or related (PROTECTED) by a person in an upper position, you can forget about moving up. TxDOT has the mentality that being an engineer means you can also MANAGE people which is obviously (go ahead and ask any younger to middle-aged NON-engineer and ask them if that's true) not reality.

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn't listen anyway.


  2. It was a pleasure working at TXDOT

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Pharr, TX
    Former Employee - Intern in Pharr, TX

    I worked at TxDOT part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay for starting/entry level workers, nice pay for experience workers, preferably engineers and professionals...They have great compensation and benefits for employees and even entry level workers...Have the option of working inside and outside...high standards

    Cons

    not great pay for human resources people, and people that run the backbone....Dealt with rough relations with other employees...One time I received a threatening letter from a former employee, but he was not in the right mind, and so that is what my supervisor advised me to say and remember

    Advice to Management

    Needs to supervise staff more, make sure they are working...Handle workers more efficiently


  3. TxDOT has been a good place to work for over 20 years.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Project Coordinator in Mesquite, TX
    Current Employee - Special Project Coordinator in Mesquite, TX

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth for those who work hard. Relaxed atmosphere and easy to balance work with family. Great paid holidays.

    Cons

    Agency is undergoing major change so morale is low. Benefits have dwindled over the years. Technology is antiquated. Pay can be low for new hires.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communication open. Employees want to know what to expect.


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  5. Things have changed in the IT division

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Division in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - IT Division in Austin, TX

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Most of the coworkers helpful, friendly.
    On site cafeteria
    Park like areas outside under trees

    Cons

    Can be a little like "Lord of the Flies"
    Branch Managers can be vindictive, lack leadership qualities
    Pay was low, now it's worse

    Advice to Management

    Management does not live by the golden rule. Huge pay increases for you, employees get our jobs cut. We all work hard and to outsource us ostensibly to save money conflicts with the huge salaries you men are making. We are taking a pay cut and our employment with the state has been cut, while other (current) state employees get raises. Think about what that does to morale and motivation.


  6. Teenagers in charge

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Vacation time, medical, steady job hours

    Cons

    Micro managing. Managers don't care what's going on as long as the leads do work

    Advice to Management

    Screen your leads better.


  7. 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.


  8. Overall a good company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good retire benefits and opportunities to move up

    Cons

    salary is not very high


  9. Deckhand/AB Galveston Ferry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Able Bodied Seaman in Galveston, TX
    Current Employee - Able Bodied Seaman in Galveston, TX

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Home every night, enjoy my job

    Cons

    we do not get paid industry standard wages


  10. welder

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Management

    grow up


  11. Helpful (1)

    Every other opportunity is better.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - IT in Austin, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.



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