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"Every other opportunity is better."

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Former Employee - IT in Austin, TX
Former Employee - IT in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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

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.

Other Employee Reviews for TxDOT

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not so great."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    People are great and friendly.

    Cons

    Management can be a bit overwhelming with unrealistic deadlines. Lack of opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Please place realistic deadlines for huge projects.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Long term potential if you aren't interested in much advancement or money, unless you are a civil engineer."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at TxDOT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of time off potential, especially since they don't pay overtime, and instead earn comp time. If you get fired then you did something completely stupid and unethical because nobody loses their job. Close knit working environment and friendly people. Great place to get career experience to move on elsewhere. Even though the pay is bad, the benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    The pay. If you are not a CIVIL engineer it's pretty much a dead end place to work. Even for non-engineering positions TxDOT tends to hire engineers for. Upper administration makes decent money but regular employees don't. Management doesn't allow much decision making from regular employees and discourages it. The only potential to become a manager is if someone dies or retires. You are an enemy of the public and the media.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees some decision making ability which encourages ingenuity. Something needs to be done about the pay because those benefits that you use to retain people are getting more and more expensive but the pay isn't going up to help.

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