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State of Texas Reviews

Updated April 10, 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. "It's like a bad relationship - sometimes it's really great, sometimes it's really bad"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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. "Ellington Field Fire Fighter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rescue Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Rescue Specialist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working that close with a group of guys, you become family. Fairly slow in the emergencies department.

    Cons

    Not a great retirement package.

    Advice to Management

    Get the firemen and police force in the same retirement pool.


  3. "customer service"

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    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


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  5. "Paralegal"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time

    Pros

    Great time off and the benefits are great!

    Cons

    The pay is low and very few options for growth.


  6. "TWA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    State employment, benefits, time off, retirement plan

    Cons

    None, only been there a few months


  7. "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


  8. "Performance Analyst"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Stable Employment"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Health benefits are decent.

    Cons

    You must play the game of politics well to move up the ladder.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people for their skills, not who they know


  10. "Financial Reporting Accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at State of Texas full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, co-workers became good friends, challenging work but not overwhelming.

    Cons

    Statewide accounting system was difficult to master

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  11. "Legislative Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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