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State of Texas Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Great benefits and advancement opportunities (in 19 reviews)

  • Great work/life balance, co-workers became good friends, challenging work but not overwhelming (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • daily drudgery of governmental employment; low pay scales, political hacks in organizations (in 8 reviews)

  • Working during session can be a drag because of the long hours and clique mentality (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Decent job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Network Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Texas (More than a year)

    Pros

    relatively easy work once you learn the programs youre troubleshooting

    Cons

    transition from contractor to full time is rough


  2. "Financial / Budget Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial/Budget Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Financial/Budget Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management has a open minded and teamwork mission.

    Cons

    Pay raises may be constained by Texas economy.

    Advice to Management

    Suggest that management be more involved with non-management.

  3. "Ellington Field Fire Fighter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rescue Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Rescue Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Texas (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working that close with a group of guys, you become family. Fairly slow in the emergencies department.

    Cons

    Not a great retirement package.

    Advice to Management

    Get the firemen and police force in the same retirement pool.


  4. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita Falls, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita Falls, TX

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Low salaries for many positions


  5. "customer service"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CsrII in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - CsrII in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    State of texas Has a pension.

    Cons

    Intake requires 8 full hours phone calls. No down time at all. Time is counted in seconds.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so picky


  6. "State Technical Non-Managerial Professional"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Writer/Editor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Writer/Editor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, lots of time off, longevity pay, training opportunities, management gets classes in how to be a manager.

    Cons

    pay stinks, its almost impossible to get rid of dead weight, things and changes progress slowly, very hard to introduce improvements in major processes

    Advice to Management

    give regular, or at least yearly employee evaluations so that we know where we stand with the team, how we can improve etc....


  7. "Legislative Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Texas (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Build understanding of the state government process and procedures. Make lifelong beneficial connections

    Cons

    LONG HOURS!!! Grueling meetings with little time to reflect on information to absorb it properly.

    Advice to Management

    More patience and "SEE" the people that work for you

  8. "excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    steady hours
    decent pay and benefits
    work there , stay there
    long term employment security

    Cons

    n/a
    drive time to get there way a lot
    contract agency didn't check in often
    low rate of advancement

    Advice to Management

    keep moral high and results are higher.......... worked for us


  9. "HVACR Tech."

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    Former Employee - HVAC Technician in Huntsville, TX
    Former Employee - HVAC Technician in Huntsville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at State of Texas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stay busy, always able to learn new ways to trouble shoot HVACR systems. And great team of co workers.

    Cons

    Being on call and being called out at 2am cause someone's system isn't working and it's the thermostat not set.😁

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Visiting Judge"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Judge Mediator in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Judge Mediator in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at State of Texas part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I get to travel to different courts in different counties. It is rewarding and I still enjoy working on different types of cases in various jurisdictions..

    Cons

    Since I am helping other judges, it is part time work. I would rather be more fully engaged in working in a judicial or related dispute resolution environment.

    Advice to Management

    Get input from others similarly situated as myself. We have the experience and I am certain we could take on additional responsibilities employment-wise.


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