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Employees Retirement System of Texas Reviews

Updated November 4, 2016
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  1. "Positive Work-Life Balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Employees Retirement System of Texas full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    ERS offers some flexible scheduling options outside of 8-5, which is great to avoid traffic since the building is located downtown. In my department, the supervisor is respectful of my personal time outside of work. Since starting with the agency, my work-life balance has significantly improved. I really enjoy the work and the schedule.

    Cons

    Downtown Austin area is very congested. I decided to start commuting by bus to avoid the hassle of traffic altogether.

    Advice to Management

    Continue efforts to communicate with staff. I think it helps knowing what changes could occur during this legislative year and the overall growth of the agency.


  2. "Investment Analyst Intern"

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    Former Employee - Investment Analyst Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Investment Analyst Intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Employees Retirement System of Texas (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People there are quite positive and willing to help.

    Cons

    Sometimes some people were not very focused on their work during work time.


  3. "Portfolio manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Employees Retirement System of Texas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work hours are 7-4, beats traffic and give good work life balance

    Cons

    Pay is less tha optimal

    Advice to Management

    Competition is Wall Street not main street


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  5. "Good place to work, depending on your department"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Benefits Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Employees Retirement System of Texas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This state agency is a great place to work, if you're in the right department. Management styles/abilities/expectations vary widely. There is room for advancement, generally.

    Cons

    Like most government jobs, pay is lower than private sector, but benefits make up for it in some ways.


  6. "Great Benefits incl a Pension!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Employees Retirement System of Texas full-time

    Pros

    * Great mission
    * Diverse professional career options - legal, investments, benefit contracts
    * Pension!!!!

    Cons

    Lots of turnover in senior leadership

    Advice to Management

    *Strong communication from leadership is needed
    *Consult with all levels in the agency to promote engagement, innovation, and collaboration


  7. "Investments"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Employees Retirement System of Texas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great access to Wallstreet Research, tools such as Bloomberg, Factset...

    Cons

    Environment has become political


  8. "Very supportive group of ppl and talented as well."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equities Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Equities Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Employees Retirement System of Texas (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Autonomy and chance to work with good people. Analyst/pm structure advantageous to learn as much as possible. Other places fall short in this regard.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better but it's state employment so not exactly the best apples to apples comparison versus the private sector.

    Advice to Management

    Great job!


  9. "Temp means temp!"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Employees Retirement System of Texas as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No pros whatsoever. I apologize however I truly cannot think of one. Many wonderful things are promised yet I did not stay long enough to see any of them.

    Cons

    Hard work will not be rewarded. Temporary positions are just that. Start off pay was average in my area for a call center temp job.


  10. "Business Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Employees Retirement System of Texas (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good exposure to different projects.

    Cons

    Not enough pay rate due to consultant status.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Worst experience of my professional life."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Employees Retirement System of Texas as a contractor

    Pros

    The physical environment is nice- clean, well-maintained, and comfortable.

    Cons

    Training for the employee call-center was horrible. The information given was inadequate and inconsistent. The trainers are scatterbrained and barely literate. As a new hire, your performance is marked down for asking for clarification on various subject matter even if it was not covered in training. Not at all hospitable to new hires and an all around miserable experience.