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Lower Colorado River Authority Employee Reviews about "cost of living"

Updated Mar 14, 2019

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Lower Colorado River Authority General Manager Phil Wilson (no image)
Phil Wilson
32 Ratings
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  • "Pay increases are not enough to keep up with Austins rapidly rising cost of living(in 5 reviews)

  • "Little to no incentive to go beyond the expected, regular employees do receive this benefit(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "LCRA"

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

    I have been working at Lower Colorado River Authority full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    LCRA tries hard to foster a team environment. Employee concerns are listened to, if not always addressed immediately. Diverse mix of talent means you have a good variety of people to work with and come at problems from a variety of viewpoints. Safety is a top priority. LCRA really does a good job at community outreach and assistance, be it disaster recovery, grants for improvements, etc. Top notch law enforcement division, especially for as small as it is.

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    Cons

    Would love to see a cost of living increase, as the bonus situation, while welcome, doesn't really address the constant rising costs of basic living in this region. Internal politics can get in the way of accomplishing goals at times. Organization is definitely a little bit top-heavy.

    Advice to Management

    Regular cost of living increases, when possible, would increase morale. Merit-based increases would also be more helpful than one-time bonuses, especially considering the rising cost of the benefits packages as well as the simple fact that it's expensive to live in and around Austin.

    Lower Colorado River Authority2018-02-21
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Career ending and soul crushing."

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

    I worked at Lower Colorado River Authority full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Better than working outside? Though certain days made me question that.

    Cons

    Politically driven management that will pick favorites easily. If you're not playing the office politics game your career is doomed. Pay increases are not enough to keep up with Austins rapidly rising cost of living. Management seems to do quite well, however.

    Lower Colorado River Authority2019-03-14
  3. Helpful (10)

    "Walk away if you can"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Lower Colorado River Authority full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People are friendly, get to support communities with service projects. Good place to take a break from the real world - just don’t linger to long or you’ll get stuck.

    Cons

    No real career growth, you just have to wait until people above you retire to try and move up. Most people are friendly but everyone does the minimum needed to get by since there’s no incentive to do better - no raises for years, little bonuses, and no other perks to make up for the lack of money. Well, except if you’re in upper management - they seem to do just fine. You can tell the difference when you look around the parking lot. Fancy new car - management, everything else - regular employees who keep taking the hit while the cost of living keeps going up, even the insurance they provide. So, pay is low, morale is low, people are literally counting the days until they can retire (just ask them and they’ll give you an exact number), everything’s outdated and the good ole boy club is in full effect.

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    Advice to Management

    Youre all talk - there’s no follow through on any of the changes that keep getting announced. Share the wealth. Retire if you can - LCRA needs new blood.

    Lower Colorado River Authority2018-05-12
  4. Helpful (9)

    "Fayette Power Project"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in La Grange, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lower Colorado River Authority full-time

    Pros

    401K with 8% match. Insurance is standard.

    Cons

    No structure on advancement. Vacation dates can and will be taken away at any time. Low morale. Turnover rate is extremely high. No pay or cost of living raises.

    Advice to Management

    None. They are to arrogant to listen.

    Lower Colorado River Authority2018-05-07
  5. "Engineering Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Lower Colorado River Authority full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment. Ability to advance.

    Cons

    No annual cost of living raises.

    Lower Colorado River Authority2018-03-29
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