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Lcra Reviews

Updated March 16, 2017
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  1. "Boys Club"

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

    I have been working at Lcra full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Compensation and benefits are decent

    Cons

    Politics are more important that doing the right thing


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Toxic Over-the-top Liberal Bastards"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health benefits. Nice corporate office building. Has the appearance on the outside of a good place to work.

    Cons

    This place is all about mind control. Be careful what you say. There are tattle-tales (usually women) in every department. Failed experiment in socialism, but fits in with the People's Republic of Austin. Human Resources is a joke. If your supervisor wants you out she will keep copious notes. I never had a panic attack until I worked here. Went through threw years of cruelty that was unbelievable. Do Not work here!!

    Advice to Management

    Karma will come back to haunt you. LCRA should be taken over by the Army Corp of Engineers and the corporate headquarters demolished.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Don't do it unless you absolutely have to"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you managed to get hired prior to 2003 then your retirement pension is a plus but that program is no longer available to new hires.

    Cons

    Cronyism and favoritism rule the day from the very highest position in the company to the front line supervisor. Promotions are typically decided by who you know. That goes on everywhere to a certain extent but at the LCRA it is the defacto way of advancement. It is much more important to play golf with the right people than it is to be good at what you do. Also it's not uncommon for a manager to bring in a favorite of his in a lower pay grade yet pay him at a rate higher then those with significant more seniority and in higher pay grades. That is practiced so routinely that it has destroyed morale in many departments. If you're one of the chosen due to birthright or high school connections, life is good. If you're not, advancement is going to be a real struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to lead.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Unless you really just need a job"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lcra full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Its really two different companies: Transmission(includes Telecom) and everything else. Transmission is well run, positive and stable. Senior Management is seasoned and proven.

    Cons

    The 'everything else' portion lacks maturity in its operations, which adds chaos, and is a terribly negative place to work. A lot of strong talent enters and then exits within months because of this. Austin having a weak job market is probably the only thing saving them from more attrition.

    Advice to Management

    Pick the few things that work well and focus on those. Building employee moral, and better work/life balance should be paramount right now.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "A whole lot of Mullarkey here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Water Specialist
    Former Employee - Water Specialist

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

    Pros

    Good wages and medical benefits. Can be a great experience if you have a good supervisor.

    Cons

    Very, very political. Feels like Obama hell!! Pointless programs that are smoke and mirrors, particularly their water conservation and community relations efforts. Endless meetings and goal setting that are a waste of time. Texas, get rid of LCRA! Turn it over to a private company to operate. And for God's sake fill up Lake Travis.

    Advice to Management

    You are horrible. My advice is not to you. It's to Governor Perry. Shut down LCRA!!!



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