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TX House of Representatives Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  1. "Loved it"

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    Current Employee - Committee Coordinator Clerk in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Committee Coordinator Clerk in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at TX House of Representatives full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great staff, fun work environment. Couldn't ask for a better place to begin working at the capitol. Learn a lot in a short time.

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes stressful and irritating to deal with problems people have. Basically at work until the Representatives stop fighting.


  2. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TX House of Representatives part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It has been very pleasant working in the capitol and experiencing first hand what our legislature does for our state. Also there's paid parking and thats neat.

    Cons

    The office I work for is very out dated and refuses to turn to the new way of doing things which makes my job ridiculously harder. like. ridiculously.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid of change. Sometimes there is a better and more efficient way to do things.

  3. "Perfect job!"

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Office Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at TX House of Representatives full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience with the Texas legislature!

    Cons

    Some long hours during session, but only every other year.


  4. "Texas House of Representatives"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX

    I have been working at TX House of Representatives full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for work experience

    Cons

    There are no cons at all


  5. "Legislative Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TX House of Representatives part-time

    Pros

    Learned a ton, great connections

    Cons

    No pay, demanding work, multiple offices


  6. "Great opportunity to enter politics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very rewarding in the connections you get to make and involvement you have with policymaking that can affect residents in the state.

    Cons

    Long hours during session in a very fast paced environment.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in staff retention.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best internship ever. So much to learn and experience. Never a dull day and you got to meet so many cool people and learn how the government works. Definitely would recommend for any college student/

    Cons

    There is no pay but it is balanced out by experience.

  8. "Impact"

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    Former Employee - District Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - District Director in Austin, TX
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at TX House of Representatives (More than a year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed having the opportunity to serve on multiple committees, and doing work that impacted my community.

    Cons

    Change takes time, and there's little training involved.


  9. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Legislative Director in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Legislative Director in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at TX House of Representatives (More than a year)

    Pros

    Unlimited opportunities to network and learn about specific policies/issues. Session is fun and rewarding, and interim provides for flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Election season may be stressful depending on who you work for. Pay is low, and upward mobility within the building is somewhat limited.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put staff in an awkward position by asking them to take your children to school or assist on non-state business


  10. "Not bad, but..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TX House of Representatives full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    ~Meeting lots of interesting people,
    ~One of the most beautiful/historic buildings in Austin
    ~State benefits
    ~Friendly work environment

    Cons

    ~Politics
    ~Not a lot of room for growth
    ~Processes move along a bit slower at the state level
    ~Interim

    Advice to Management

    ~Annual reviews
    ~Support continuing education


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