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Updated January 13, 2018
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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)

    "Needs major improvement"

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    Current Employee - Disability Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Disability Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Insurance & retirement benefits. Good hours. No on-call or evenings required. Occasional optional overtime opportunities. Air-conditioned.

    Cons

    Unrealistic workload. Minimal opportunities for raises or promotion. Promotions are heavily influenced by internal politics/boot-licking. Repetitive and thankless work. Management does not understand their own expectations of workers, or how to do the work.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate employees' hard work. Try to understand what you are asking of people, and know how to do the work they are doing. Create incentive - since the Feds give minimal raises, there is little encouragement for employees. Understand that micro-management is not conducive to productivity or morale.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Difficult to advance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Work itself isn't too bad. Health insurance is great.

    Cons

    It's difficult working with long term employees who have a hard time accepting new processes/changes in work environments.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Caseworker"

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    Former Employee - Caseworker in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Caseworker in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great place to work if you're trying to pay off your College tuition.

    Cons

    Pay is very low and the benefits aren't that good.


  4. "RN Investigator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Texas full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, great people to work with

    Cons

    Extremely heavy work load, unrealistic expectations as times


  5. "Rewarding but stressful!"

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    Former Employee - Adult Protective Services
    Former Employee - Adult Protective Services

    I worked at State of Texas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rewarding. Great benefits- generous PTO, free health insurance, & retirement package. Supportive/friendly co-workers. Networking in the community. Extensive training so you are ready once on your own plus ongoing training throughout the year. Flexibility in schedule- get to work from home. Variety- No two days are alike. Advancement opportunities & automatic raises after so many hours are put in. Easy to switch to other state positions once there for a certain amount of time.

    Cons

    Very stressful. High case-loads to where you can't focus on families the way you'd like. Some scary situations/areas. Work can come home with you since you see horrible/sad situations daily. Deadlines are strict & hard to meet at times. Unpredictable situations that may cause you to stay at client's homes for hours which takes away from other cases/visits you had planned. Some rude clients/families you deal with & many won't follow through with service plans. Mileage plus wear & tear put on your personal car that you have to use. Limited resources in some areas. The pay is very low for what case workers deal with daily. Never enough workers due to high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Higher pay & more workers needed.


  6. "Good opportunity to learn about government process"

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    Former Intern - Public Affairs & Training in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Public Affairs & Training in Austin, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at State of Texas as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Extremely friendly coworkers and a quiet working environment

    Cons

    not a lot of room for creativity in projects. Feels like it's just a job, not an opportunity for a career.


  7. "Admin Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance and coworkers

    Cons

    getting paid only once a month

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great launching pad for other things"

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    Current Employee - Budget Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Budget Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you network properly, people move around alot here so you could easily move into a sweet position not with your first state entity

    Cons

    Low pay and retirement benefits are constantly being put in jeopardy.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible, easy, no room for raises"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Texas part-time

    Pros

    Very stable job with decent benefits. You can move to different agencies for variety and your seniority and leave usually transfer. Optimal time off.

    Cons

    State is considering not allowing state-employees to share benefits with same-sex partners. Funding is sometimes at the will of the legislature. Harder to move up career ladder, most folks stay for life.


  10. "Claims examiner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time

    Pros

    Great time off and paid benefits

    Cons

    No bonuses, and little room for advancement


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