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State of Texas Reviews

Updated February 25, 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. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita Falls, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wichita Falls, TX

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Low salaries for many positions


  2. "Performance Analyst"

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

    I worked at State of Texas full-time

    Pros

    The folks I work with were great

    Cons

    There was nothing negative about the organization


  3. "State Technical Non-Managerial Professional"

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    Current Employee - Technical Writer/Editor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Writer/Editor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, lots of time off, longevity pay, training opportunities, management gets classes in how to be a manager.

    Cons

    pay stinks, its almost impossible to get rid of dead weight, things and changes progress slowly, very hard to introduce improvements in major processes

    Advice to Management

    give regular, or at least yearly employee evaluations so that we know where we stand with the team, how we can improve etc....


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  5. "HVACR Tech."

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    Former Employee - HVAC Technician in Huntsville, TX
    Former Employee - HVAC Technician in Huntsville, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Stay busy, always able to learn new ways to trouble shoot HVACR systems. And great team of co workers.

    Cons

    Being on call and being called out at 2am cause someone's system isn't working and it's the thermostat not set.😁

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Great people. Friendly, helpful, wonderful."

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at State of Texas as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The building is beautiful. The people are so welcoming and willing to help. Pay is excellent. Management is very cool.

    Cons

    Just the commute into downtown Austin, but that is the city's fault for not planning ahead for massive growth.

    Advice to Management

    Keep people in the loop. Let them know exactly what you expect from them.


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    "Be prepared"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The state provides great benefits. In a world of confusing health benefits, the state is rock solid. Sorry to say, but a great place to get sick, treated and well. Good retirement plan and huge payoff if you leave early

    Cons

    Hours can be unpredictable if you are good. Weekends keen nothing so just expect to work night and day and be thankful when off

    Advice to Management

    Think outside box. Give employees freedom. The bureaucracy can get thick and kill free thinking.


  8. "Internship Expeirnce"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    Great Team in the office, got hand on experience.

    Cons

    Can get dull at times.


  9. "Webmaster"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with

    Cons

    Far from any outlying city


  10. "Excellent"

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

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time

    Pros

    Excellent leadership, co workers, and peers striving to serve the great state of Texas.

    Cons

    Dedication is needed to meet expectations


  11. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Committee Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Committee Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fun and fast-paced. Flexible schedule.

    Cons

    Average pay. Odd hours from time to time.

    Advice to Management

    I think management does a good job. No advice at the current time.



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