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  • As a contractor there are no benefits and low pay (in 11 reviews)

  • Salaries are not competitive with private sector (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "It's like a bad relationship - sometimes it's really great, sometimes it's really bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get paid, free parking, several holidays.

    Cons

    Poor management, no raises unless your upper management, they don't trust you enough to work from home so you spend 2-3 hours in traffic and too exhausted to have a life M-F.

    Advice to Management

    Employees don't leave jobs, they leave managers. Encourage and reward your employees and they will make you look good.


  2. "Inside Baseball"

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture among staff focused on delivering services and performing daily duties required to administer a federal program correctly and effectively.

    Cons

    Higher level managers exhibited extreme cronyism, particularly those who had not been effective at previously held positions but who later assumed another role within the organization. Unfortunately, it was tolerated by top leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Do the right thing, don't surround yourself with people who don't want others to succeed

  3. "Not a job for long term"

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    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of time off, there are a few discounts for state employees. Will accrue lots of PTO over time and time carries over.

    Cons

    No room for advancement, low pay, rules made on the fly, favoritism. Long and slow process to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Be open for change and create an environment where employees can openly communicate without backlash.


  4. "If You Need Health Care"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time

    Pros

    This is fine if you just need a job with decent benefits to tide you over for a while.

    Cons

    No opportunities for promotion or cross-training, no performance bonuses, chance of getting canned every time the Legislature meets.


  5. "Welders"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Helper in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Kitchen Helper in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of exercise and lots of respect. Learning experiences and a variety of people. Instills good work habits

    Cons

    Hot and not enough hours. To many people in charge and not enough qualified people. Not enough challenges and no chance for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Believe what you hear about their employment and keep researching their jobs


  6. "From the Viewpoint of am external consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You sometimessage get to work on projects involving network technologies.

    Cons

    Often an unnatural amount of inter-departmental politics and challenging disfunctional organizational behaviors prevent the best ideas from being adopted.

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Just a job"

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    Former Employee - Auditor in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Auditor in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, flexible if time off is needed

    Cons

    No set course, procedures change from one day to the next, lack of communication.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more

  8. Helpful (2)

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, off holidays, state job

    Cons

    Unorganized management, unprofessional employees, polices are not clear.

    Advice to Management

    Reassess the entire case reading process...


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Dysfunctional"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Somewhat stable opportunity. Not like a small company. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Bloated budgets, poor interoffice communication. Politics.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "don't work for rick perry"

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

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time

    Pros

    good salary for public sector

    Cons

    horrible internal communication, crappy management, hostile work environment

    Advice to Management

    act like you care even if you don't. COMMUNICATE!


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