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Found 175 reviews

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State of Texas CEO Rick Perry
Rick Perry
45 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits and great opportunities(in 23 reviews)

  • "Great work/life balance, co-workers became good friends, challenging work but not overwhelming(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "As a contractor there are no benefits and low pay(in 16 reviews)

  • "Pay isn’t as competitive as the private sector but we make a difference in the lives of Texans which is rewarding works(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "District Judge"

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    Current Employee - District Judge in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Exciting and challenging work environment

    Cons

    The politics can be annoying

    State of Texas2019-02-09
  2. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Law Judge in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Stability, benefits, the people I work with, a great work life balance. Good office atmosphere.

    Cons

    The pay is too low and raises are rare. No room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    None

    State of Texas2019-04-05
  3. "State Government"

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    Current Employee - IT Security Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    work-life balance. depends on the agency you work for.

    Cons

    Not very lucrative, can be rigid. depends on the agency you work for.

    State of Texas2019-03-29
  4. "Good place to work"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

      I worked at State of Texas full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Good benefits, days off private sector doesn’t get

      Cons

      Lower pay than private sector

      State of Texas2019-02-22
    • "Great place to work"

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        Former Employee - Staff Attorney in Dallas, TX

        I worked at State of Texas full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Hours are reasonable and holidays are good

        Cons

        It doesn't pay very well.

        State of Texas2019-01-30
      • "."

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        Former Employee - Social Worker in McAllen, TX
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at State of Texas full-time for more than 19 years

        Pros

        Great benefits and great opportunities

        Cons

        There are no cons for this employer.

        Advice to Management

        More training please

        State of Texas2019-01-09
      • "Software Developer Role"

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

        I have been working at State of Texas full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Good old Texas. Good folks to work with.

        Cons

        Nothing I can think of really.

        State of Texas2019-01-05
      • "Staff attorney"

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        Current Employee - Staff Attorney in El Paso, TX
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at State of Texas full-time for more than 19 years

        Pros

        Flexible schedule and good benefits

        Cons

        The pay is Low lower than in the private sector.

        State of Texas2018-12-17
      • "Overall Great"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at State of Texas

        Pros

        Great work/life balance. Wonderful benefits (health, retirement, etc). Good people who truly care about what they are doing.

        Cons

        Low salary by comparison.

        Advice to Management

        Remember that most people are doing what they are doing because they believe in it. Telling someone to just do something that goes against the mission of the organization/commission/agency without a valid explanation causes harm.

        State of Texas2018-11-27
      • "Program Specialist"

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

        I have been working at State of Texas full-time

        Pros

        Job Security, helping the public, and meaningful work.

        Cons

        Professional development not encouraged nor provided.

        Advice to Management

        Stop being selfish.

        State of Texas2018-11-24
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