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State of Texas Reviews

Updated May 18, 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)

  • Not a lot of opportunities for advancement or raises in salary (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "Legislative Intern"

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    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


  3. "FBSS"

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    Current Employee - Child Protective Services Investigator Specialist in Rowlett, TX
    Current Employee - Child Protective Services Investigator Specialist in Rowlett, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at State of Texas (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The state pays for the the workers benefits

    Cons

    Not enough pay, horrible supervision

    Advice to Management

    Be more supportive


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  5. "n/a"

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    Current Employee - Pgm Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Pgm Specialist in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    steady employment, okay insurance plans, good pension, diverse workforce, okay physical environment, large pool of current and fellow employees, generally okay boss, not prone to layoffs . so overall a good place to work.

    Cons

    daily drudgery of governmental employment; low pay scales, political hacks in organizations.Did I mention the low life political hacks that are appointed and side step the hiring process because they don't qualify for the jobs they're hired for? And then their patrons award them outlandish salary increases and exist bonuses. Did I mention the political hacks are the worst?

    Advice to Management

    Political hacks come and go, career staff have to live with your decisions. Most all want to be good civil servants for the State of Texas but we have to put up with the politicians who abuse their offices, their citizens, and those employed by the state. We deserve the reputation we have.


  6. "ok but low pay and unsupported management team"

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, state holidays, flex time

    Cons

    30% underpaid for experience, leadership is unstable


  7. "Policy Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Policy Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Policy Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work hours and telework

    Cons

    Poor management to get work completed

    Advice to Management

    Do not show favoritism to friends


  8. "Administrative Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    We help provide some stability and assistance for the families and children of Texas. We have a decent amount of paid holidays and vacation hours. Paid medical insurance for employee. Good

    Cons

    Because it is state government, evaluations and pay raises are far and few between. No incentives, bonuses, etc. Your growth is not always based on credentials, but who you know and if you'd manager likes you. You are placed in positions and expected to do the job with little or no training. Salaries are not competitive with private sector.

    Advice to Management

    Employees need affirmation and respect. Tell them when their work is not up to par, so they can improve, before writing them up to push them out of the door. Get suggestions from the employees that do the job, about what is needed to keep good employees and things that could be put in place to make it flow better.


  9. "Vocational Rehabilitation Counsleor II"

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    Former Employee - Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor II in Amarillo, TX
    Former Employee - Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor II in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at State of Texas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are good in terms of insurance & retirement. The values involved in the direct work are wonderful. Finding disabled people safe and suitable work is important.

    Cons

    State documentation can be cumbersome. At this time the agency is undergoing the changes that came from a sunset review. Management at the field level does not know what changes in structures in reporting relationships will occur this year.

    Advice to Management

    At this time the agency is undergoing the changes that came from a sunset review. Management at the field level does not know what changes in structures in reporting relationships will occur this year.


  10. "Current Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waco, TX

    Pros

    Vacation and holidays, health benefits

    Cons

    politics, they always say lack of money

    Advice to Management

    Back off


  11. "Competitive pay, lots of limitations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Specialist V in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Program Specialist V in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surprisingly competitive pay, and there are lots of passionate people / good employees.

    Cons

    Good let alone great managers are very hard to come by. Lots of restrictions in everyday and long-range work.


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