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State of Texas Reviews

Updated March 3, 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. "Program Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at State of Texas full-time

    Pros

    There was a great work life balance
    There was a lot of work to do

    Cons

    Unfortunately the pay was very low
    There are a lot of unmotivated coworkers


  2. "HVACR Tech."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  3. "Visiting Judge"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Judge Mediator in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Judge Mediator in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I get to travel to different courts in different counties. It is rewarding and I still enjoy working on different types of cases in various jurisdictions..

    Cons

    Since I am helping other judges, it is part time work. I would rather be more fully engaged in working in a judicial or related dispute resolution environment.

    Advice to Management

    Get input from others similarly situated as myself. We have the experience and I am certain we could take on additional responsibilities employment-wise.


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  5. "Job"

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    Current Employee - Accountant II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant II in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health insurance coworkers nothing else

    Cons

    ErS pay benefits nothing else

    Advice to Management

    No advice given


  6. "CPS"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits
    Working with the children

    Cons

    Always work late
    Management
    Workload
    Stressful
    Overworked
    No supportime
    No recognition for hard work


  7. "State Jobs - good benefits, lower salaries"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Stability, retirement system, insurance, job security

    Cons

    Slow to promote, lower pay, red tape


  8. "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  10. "Great Opportunity to Learn"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst
    Former Employee - Research Analyst

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

    Pros

    Free training, meet a lot of interesting people, build connections - I don't think this is possible in lower level positions, but as you move up it is.

    Cons

    Low pay, redundant positions, a lot of horrible SOPs (though many of them are due to state law), and not a lot of opportunity for pay advances.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing - they can't fix anything


  11. "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.



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