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Austin Energy Reviews

Updated June 15, 2017
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  1. "electrician"

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

    I worked at Austin Energy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay good benefits good people

    Cons

    No advancement unless you have family at the top


  2. "Program Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Austin Energy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Executive level management interferes with progress of departmental management and slows program progress.

    Advice to Management

    Let your departmental and mid level manager be the experts.

  3. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Power Systems Graduate Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Power Systems Graduate Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The City of Austin has great benefits. I will be retiring from Austin Energy with 23 years of service and I am still young enough to now seek work elsewhere. That is practically unheard of. The holidays and flex time are nice too.

    Cons

    Once your hired with the city there is little to no opportunities for promotion within a group. You have to transfer to other groups to move up, which is also the only way to get a raise other than the cost of living increase. Although for the last few years the raise is lower than the COL increase.


  4. "Political"

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    Current Employee - Distribution Electrician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Distribution Electrician in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and retirement

    Cons

    It was back door conversation

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees that can perform the task with respect equal opportunity


  5. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Austin Energy (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with great people in the trenches

    Cons

    Politics run thick and crooked in Austin Energy.
    True to government - it takes forever and a day to get anything done.
    No accountability at the top level of Austin Energy.

    Advice to Management

    Ask questions, pay attention to the answers and take action


  6. "Experience Review"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Austin Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunities to work on new & different projects, City benefits such as free access to parks and pools, Less stress/pressure than the private sector

    Cons

    Slow to get things moving/approved, disengaged/hardened employees, at the whim of city governance

    Advice to Management

    Really listen to feedback from employees, promote a culture of accountability


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    "Changing times."

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    Current Employee - Field Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Field Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and benefits. People are very friendly and helpful. Tons of benefits and overtime if you want it.

    Cons

    Cost of living has far outpaced the wages. Can't compete with wages being a city department. Lots of experience and knowledge retiring leaving many gaps to fill.

    Advice to Management

    Work harder on promoting the most experienced folks to key positions. Be more strategic with programs without bogging down your staff with paperwork. New hiring policies and non competitive wages are choking off the available talent out there to bring on board.

  8. "Marketing rep b/ account manager"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager II in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Austin Energy (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and retirement plans

    Cons

    Change/ replace management to much

    Advice to Management

    Trust the people that work with uou


  9. "Buyer III"

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    Current Employee - Buyer III in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Buyer III in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Austin Energy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really nice perks, good benefits, very community friendly, good management team, flexible hours, clean environment, friendly professionals.

    Cons

    Just remember, not everyone is as proactive as you are and some people forget things more easily than others or don't feel the same sense of urgency- cajoling and politeness a MUST- open communication is a good thing.


  10. "Depends what department you are in..."

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

    I have been working at Austin Energy (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some departments are terrible and some are just wonderful. Once you are in though, you can move around to the department you desire to a part of.

    Cons

    Pay could be more competitive, especially for the energy sector. If you are hired as a temp, you could be one for a long time.


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