Austin Energy - A place where dreams go to die | Glassdoor
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    "A place where dreams go to die"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Austin Energy full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pension. Work life balance. Employees don't get fired. Rolling time off.

    Cons

    Low salaries. There is no reward for recognition. (Across the board 2-3% inflation increases some years, but that's it.) So many bad managers. Corrupt HR. Hard to move vertically or horizontally. Once you work a few years, you've invested time into a pension system. You feel you have to work decades to cash in on retirement. Not a lot of mobility or opportunity so lots of employees feel stuck. Don't imagine you will come in as a temp and be hired as a full-time employee. AE doesn't create job openings. Not good diversity in age (skews old).

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    Austin Energy2016-02-02

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  1. "Good Organization, Culture and Leadership"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Austin Energy for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The City of Austin, which Austin Energy is part of, is one of the most progressive municipal employers in the country. Good pay, benefits, and cultural awareness are part and parcel. The main office is beautifully located on Barton Springs not far from Zilker Park. Some of the nicest people I’ve ever worked with.

    Cons

    If you know what you are getting into working for a municipal government agency, then the cons are the usual culprits. It’s a political environment, to say the least. Promotions are few and far between for some people. Otherwise, you’ll have to prove your value and move around within the company. If you can rise above it all, then you’ll be rewarded with a solid career and employer.

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    Austin Energy2019-08-07
  2. "Reverse Discrimination by Women"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Austin Energy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    City of Austin Department Wellness Program Diversity

    Cons

    Reverse Discrimination by Women Strong Favoritism by Executive/Senior Management Lip Service Culture HR toyed by Executive Management

    Austin Energy2020-03-11

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