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"can be very satisfying -- but depends on your position"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Approves of CEO

Pros

- If you work in a division that does interesting work, your job can be very creative
- People are friendly -- generally not petty, overly gossipy, backstabbing
- the management in my part of the agency has never been better
- some of the high level management are very competent and smart and will (sometimes) rule in your favor on important issues, when you have done your homework, even in matters that are somewhat political
- there are some extremely smart people around here -- you can learn very much

Cons

- the highest level of mgmt (Commissioners) are completely political, and essentially a joke (believe global warming is liberal media thing, etc)
- you're just not going to make that much money

Advice to Management

You guys are very good. (I'm not talking about the commissioners.)

Other Employee Reviews for Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Laid back bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Emissions Evaluator in Lubbock, TX
    Current Employee - Emissions Evaluator in Lubbock, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ample time off with holidays, vacation, and sick time. Pretty good training opportunities are provided to learn your job, great team approach to the work, at least in the regions.

    Cons

    Pay is not great, mid to upper level management are clueless as to the actual issues and lead with their stick and not integrity. Politics, politics, politics.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the way, get off of your high horse, and listen to employees.


  2. "Partisan politics counterbalanced by opportunity to protect human health and the environment."

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to use technical training to protect human health and the environment and make a difference. Great place to learn how to implement the law, from a technical perspective. Work load is reasonable with little overtime, making it a good place for young parents to start their career. There are many good professionals and areas to work in.

    Cons

    Bureacracy and politics (internal and external) interfers with technical decisions. Top-down management style. The good old boy network is alive and well. Promotions are not made upon merit but upon friendship and who will not question senior management.

    Advice to Management

    Communication needs to go both ways. Decisions should be made based upon the law and the advice of your technical staff - both what you want to hear and what you don't. Staff opinions should not be censored by management. Decision makers need to hear all sides, not just the predetermined answer.

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