City of Austin Texas Reviews

Updated May 24, 2022

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City of Austin Texas City Manager Spencer Cronk (no image)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    it was good

    May 23, 2022 - Golf Course Maintenance 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    good people and good schedule

    Cons

    none that i can think of

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Good for some, annoying for others

    May 24, 2022 - Marketing Representative 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    -great benefits/ pension -slow pace of work if you have a busy life -room for movement within the City -tons of open positions and easy to move around

    Cons

    -low pay -no drive/ motivation to do a good job -extremely outdated technology -bureaucratic red tape to get through to get anything done

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  3. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    May 13, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great benefits, kind coworkers, opportunities for professional development

    Cons

    No merit-based incentives due to being a government organization, red tape / bureaucracy to complete projects

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Engineer at COA

    May 12, 2022 - Graduate Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good work environment and flexibilty

    Cons

    Stagnant experience, specialized in certain areas

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place

    May 3, 2022 - Construction Project Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Management willing to work with you and teach you new things

    Cons

    Some of the hours can be long however there is good vacation policy

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good place to work, great benefits

    May 2, 2022 - Project Management Supervisor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The public works department is a great place to work. Lots of opportunity to growth, lots of responsibility and freedom

    Cons

    You are working within a giant bureaucracy. Different departments are often in competition for power and resources.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee

    PS

    Apr 28, 2022 - Procurement Specialist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible schedule with

    Cons

    Need too many years experience

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  8. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    It's not worth it considering the cost of living here

    May 5, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    work-life balance, 5 year vesting period isn't super long

    Cons

    The city is run by Spencer Cronk, the City Manager, and Steve Adler, the Mayor, who are both really out of touch, rich white men. You will get emails from them about the supposed great lengths they are going to to address racial equity, the gender pay gap, affordability, etc., yet both make around $300k, which is 5 to 10 times more than most city employees! Don't expect to ever be able to buy a house or property on a city salary. The pension plan was really watered down, and now doesn't give you benefits until 65. 65! That's the average payout age for most retirement plans. If you make $20K+ more a year in industry and invest that money with a financial planner you can possibly retire earlier than with the city, while actually being able to afford to live here during your working years. Vacation amounts are decent, but again, plenty of people make better salaries in industry AND get comparable vacation and retirement plans. Basically, you will be getting paid a menial salary to serve a rich city that you can't afford, all the while getting emails from overpaid men about how great things are. You're too smart for this brain washing, just don't do it.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Benefits!

    Apr 22, 2022 - Department Executive Assistant 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Benefits, retirement, job security, etc.

    Cons

    Can't accept gifts or receive any perks from clients (as you can in the private sector)

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  10. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Best

    Apr 16, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Best place to work and good teams

    Cons

    Nothing to Cons everything looks good.

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City of Austin Texas has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 454 reviews left anonymously by employees. 69% of employees would recommend working at City of Austin Texas to a friend and 59% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, City of Austin Texas employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.8 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at City of Austin Texas. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

69% of City of Austin Texas employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated City of Austin Texas 3.8 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.5 for culture and values and 3.4 for career opportunities.

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