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  • 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. "Check elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Texas Works Advisor II in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Texas Works Advisor II in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not a very good place to work. lots of turnover, high demands with very little pay. look elsewhere

    Cons

    alot, supervisors do not have very much experience and are not knowledgeable, there are too many to list

    Advice to Management

    we need change. alot of managers in their position do not know what they are doing. alot of them are not educated.


  2. "A fine example of mediocrity"

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist
    Current Employee - Program Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of holidays off, stability.

    Cons

    Gossipy coworkers, racial issues, people unwilling to retire, young professionals do not have opportunities for advancement because management stagnates. Many people retire and then get rehired, so they collect their retirement & a new salary. Good for them to double dip, get it while the getting is good I guess.

    Advice to Management

    Hire talented people and get out of their way.

  3. "Horrible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The only pro is free health insurance but it is pretty lousy insurance - HMO but I guess better than nothing.

    Cons

    Pay, management could care less about you, even told staff that we are replaceable. I had to quit as I could not stand by and watch what was going on. Home office does nothing about complaints against management. Clients are mistreated. Staff does not care at all. WCY needs to be shut down immediately and all management and staff fired and start over. Very racist management. I was not a PNA but watched all this happen in total disbelief that Austin would allow these managers to continue. Management 99% white, black and Hispanic people passed over for management positions to be given to white people, even after being there over 20 years. Sad.. wake up Austin!

    Advice to Management

    Go get a job that does not require you to care about children or people at all.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Worst place to work ever."

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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 State of Texas full-time

    Pros

    Absolutely none. Do not work here.

    Cons

    Everything is terrible, especially management.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Run far, run fast from DFPS"

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    Former Employee - Caseworker
    Former Employee - Caseworker
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Front line co-workers were wonderful people, good retirement plan, days off, they will hire almost anyone willing to work for them.

    Cons

    Agency run by self-serving morons, it's all about numbers, you will die from the long term effects of constant stress before you enjoy much of that retirement plan, insurance is awful, turnover and burnout is high, management has no clue about anything, very negative environment, caseloads are ridiculous, your work will be piled up and waiting for you following any days off because no one else has time to cover it and management doesn't know how.

    Advice to Management

    Learn your employees' jobs. You are not above getting your hands dirty. Raise the pay, raise morale, lower the caseloads, and you might keep some competent people working for the agency long enough to get promoted into management instead of the crap "talent" that sticks around now. As a bonus, you may even accomplish what the agency was meant to do!


  6. "Work comes before family. Low pay."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Texas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits and holidays. Flexible hours. Met some nice people and gained a lot of experience.

    Cons

    It's not feasible to try running a public agency like it's the private sector. Tuition reimbursement would be a nice benefit. The worst part was management's attitude that work comes before family.

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect someone to be at work the day after losing their home and pet (and almost their child) to a fire. Be understanding and realize crises happen. Also, don't tell someone that has to take off for a sick child to take them to many appointments or be with them in the hospital that they haven't "explored all their options". Not everyone has two sets of grandparents to dump their sick kids on.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very unorganized- not happy at all"

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    Current Employee - Clerk III in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Clerk III in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employee insurance is paid for

    Cons

    Everyone is unorganized, and does not care if the job is being done

  8. "Dysfunctional Agency"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Opportunity to live in Austin, TX. In a building a couple blocks from the state capitol where you could meet some other people working for State of Texas if you want to seek opportunities to move up in the government.

    Cons

    Some specific divisions have people in high places who play favorites with the employees and harass those less favored to the point where it could hinder their career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees and do not run off all the good employees with dysfunctional activities within the agency. Give them opportunities to train up.


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