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State of Texas Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  • Low pay and retirement benefits are constantly being put in jeopardy (in 9 reviews)

  • Working during session can be a drag because of the long hours and clique mentality (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    No cost of living adjustments


  2. "Check elsewhere"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Texas Works Advisor II in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Texas Works Advisor II in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not a very good place to work. lots of turnover, high demands with very little pay. look elsewhere

    Cons

    alot, supervisors do not have very much experience and are not knowledgeable, there are too many to list

    Advice to Management

    we need change. alot of managers in their position do not know what they are doing. alot of them are not educated.

  3. "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


  4. "Good Benefits"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, holidays and vacation time, insurance

    Cons

    Challenging to juggle a full-time job with medical issues and appointments for the employee and children. Good to have insurance.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be understanding and flexible as anything can happen and situations are different for each person.


  5. "Administrative Assistant II"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Mount Pleasant, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant II in Mount Pleasant, TX

    I have been working at State of Texas full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, retirement and holidays.

    Cons

    Raises few and far between. Dependent on state and federal budgets.


  6. "Policy Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "District Director - State office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at State of Texas part-time

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great benefits, stresses community involvement

    Cons

    low salary, some night and weekend work,

  8. "Inside Baseball"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent culture among staff focused on delivering services and performing daily duties required to administer a federal program correctly and effectively.

    Cons

    Higher level managers exhibited extreme cronyism, particularly those who had not been effective at previously held positions but who later assumed another role within the organization. Unfortunately, it was tolerated by top leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Do the right thing, don't surround yourself with people who don't want others to succeed


  9. "cso"

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    Current Employee - Caseworker in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Caseworker in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Vacation, Sick and Holidays hours, flex time, retirement, insurance

    Cons

    little advancement / few and far between raises or promotions

    Advice to Management

    let all employees have same instructions not just a few/ have a good working relationship and not think you are better than your employees


  10. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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