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  1. "Amazing leader, strong team."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Governor of Texas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    great location (the capitol building is epic)
    entrepreneurial culture
    hard working people
    engagement in a legitimate cause (improving the state of Texas)
    state benefits

    Cons

    Pay doesn't quite meet private sector levels, but the sense of involvement in a bigger purpose/mission is helpful in that regard.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  2. "Sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Governor of Texas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, hours, general job security

    Cons

    Drama, management not in charge of employees, who take advantage of lax work hours and leave policies, no raises or rewards for work done, pushing disagreements between employees and management under the rug instead of addressing them, few upward opportunities

    Advice to Management

    Your good people are jumping ship at an alarming rate. Take note of those who are getting the job done and reward them. Take steps to punish those that aren't, or at the very least, make it look like you're doing something about it.

  3. "Fast paced exciting work that shows up in the newspaper everyday"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Governor of Texas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very talented people to work with
    Working on real issues
    Governor was great to work with, very respectful
    Team atmosphere through and through

    Cons

    Wasn't intellectually stimulating
    All loyalty based like all political roles and not as much about merit
    Staying around the longest ensured the best jobs for folks
    Some infighting between offices

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the long hours and harsh people who you come into contact with disconnect you from the people that you were put there to serve.


  4. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Financial Services in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Financial Services in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Governor of Texas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of talented people work there. Depending on your position you can be exposed to the highest level of Texas politics.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than public sector.


  5. "Good for people who want a steady job, normal work hours"

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

    I have been working at Governor of Texas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Looks good on resume
    -Good work hours
    -Steady job

    Cons

    -Limited room for upward mobility
    -Pay
    -No holidays off during Session

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for growth


  6. "It was a learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Fellow in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Fellow in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience and I learned a lot

    Cons

    Not as organizaed as I hoped

    Advice to Management

    Get more organized


  7. Helpful (1)

    "lack of challenges"

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

    Pros

    40 hours a week. Generous sick, personal and leave time for especially long term employees. No cost health insurance for employee after 90 day period ( but very expensive for dependents). Interesting to have an inside view of government for someone who has never worked there. Very limited deadlines or pressure to get stuff done quicker since the government is in charge (not the folks they rule).

    Cons

    Lots of unqualified people. Lots of people who have worked their entire life in government and have lost touch with the outside world and how the rest of society functions. This results in uncomfortable situations. Most of the higher ups did not get there because of competence but rather political friends. Work is repetitive, uninteresting and not challenging (probably same way it was done 10 years ago). Never attempt to think outside of the box, this will freak them out. Zero upward mobility. Very rigid structure and micromanagement. Top down management. Many long term benefits are only vested after decades with the state.

    Advice to Management

    You have some good people, especially some of the younger ones that have not been there 30+ years yet. Listen to them and invest in them. Now they leave as soon as they can.

  8. "Very nice people, not much place for advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    managers and employees are extremely laid back and relaxed. Work load is average and you really do the stuff that will benefit Texas.

    Cons

    I didn't find much room for advancements and this killed the deal for me. The pay was less than average.

    Advice to Management

    There are not much they can do since the budget is limited for advancing talented people higher up in the board.


  9. "Do NOT work for the State of Texas"

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    Current Employee - Tax Auditor in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Tax Auditor in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Rtirement. governvment is about the only place that still has retirement pensions.

    And we get free health insurance (employees only)

    We have a strict 30 hour work week unless you are classified as an exempt emplyee like a manager. Then there is no time limit.

    We have casual dress now. But it was not always that way. In my area, we set our scheudles. Felt like funning your own business.

    Lots of time off as you stay at the State.

    Fair chance of advancement if you work at the State Office in Austin, Texas.

    Cons

    Poor pay, idot managers, terrible working conditions, Huge turnover

    I worked in a field office and things were a lot less strict than at the State Office which is run like a prison from what i have heard. They make you go to luch when they ring a bell. Take a break when they ring a bell. come back from the break when they ring a bell.

    State Office people thing the work revolves around them and they are the only ones of importance.

    No one wants to socialize outside of work.

    Dead bugs on the floor.

    No PC's until 7 years ago.

    We have to use our own cars to get to job sites.

    Bad attitude all around.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and get some REAL managers


  10. "Intern for Governor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work experience with tons of connections made

    Cons

    Many times they make it a one semester gig


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