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Texas Association of School Boards Reviews

Updated March 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Mission-driven, great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 Texas Association of School Boards full-time

    Pros

    Mission-driven, opportunities to be advocates for Texas schoolchildren, compensation and benefits, professional development opportunities- TASB U

    Cons

    Some of TASB's sub-cultures are better than others

    Advice to Management

    Invest resources in change management efforts, the organization has a lot going on and employees need to feel continuous support as they adjust and take on new things. The recent advocacy trainings for employees have been fantastic!


  2. Helpful (2)

    "tasb"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    none they just want numbers now not people

    Cons

    tasb just dose not care about people

    Advice to Management

    stop driving tasb into the ground


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Clerical and Administrative"

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

    I worked at Texas Association of School Boards full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed the location; it was less than a 30-minute drive. Salary and benefits the organization offered were above average.

    Cons

    There was horrible favoritism practiced there; reminiscent of cliques from back in high school. Employees are hounded all year long to donate money.


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  5. "TASB"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant III in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Association of School Boards (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers, and good benefits

    Cons

    Passive aggressive managerial behavior of immediate supervisor

    Advice to Management

    Changing the mentality of "It's always been done this way."


  6. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    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 Texas Association of School Boards full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    As many of other other reviews have mentioned, the benefits, on site gym, time off, retirement (etc etc) make this an excellent place to work. I would add that since it is a large association, there are many opportunities to develop professionally and collaborate, as well as build long lasting friendships. For me, it's important to support the mission of the place I work, and that is very present in what we do daily. For the most part, the executive team and the CEO treat employees with kindness and respect. From knowing every employee by name to selflessly holding doors for employees with hands full, the CEO shows humility, kindness, generosity and respect to all. He is a rare gem.

    Cons

    The usual suspects with a large, established company. Some people get entrenched and have difficulty developing vision, becoming stumbling blocks for innovation. But the association is working hard to move past that.

    Advice to Management

    Work hard on preventing stumbling blocks for promising employees. Keep doing what you're doing - treating people well and encouraging growth.


  7. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Consultant in Round Rock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Association of School Boards (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    benefits, family oriented, environment, staff, executive director, learning opportunities

    Cons

    none - great company to work for

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Helpful (4)

    "A great place to work but limited career advancement."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Caring CEO. Senior management seems genuinely concerned about employees. Wonderful benefits, particularly the retirement plan (5% match! dollar for dollar!!!!) On site child care center that really speaks to the organization's mission. A culture that is friendly and employee centric. Adequate pay. Extended time off at Christmas. A mission that is important and relevant (supporting public schools). Service-oriented staff that is rated well my members. Financially sound and successful. One of the largest associations in Texas and the nation, so lots of diversity in programs and staff. Voted a best place to work in Austin several years in a row as a large employer. Financially stable.

    Cons

    Long-tenured staff can sometimes lead to lack of creativity or acceptance of new ideas. This can also make promotions more difficult. Because it's large (500 people, which is large for an association), there tends to be more bureaucracy. Mid-level managers are less likely to promote staff development and individual thought.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to develop staff at all levels and give them opportunities to demonstrate their skills. Give lower level staff more authority and autonomy. Find ways to either promote them or to not stifle their creativity and energy by involving them in solving problems across the organization.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company and co-workers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Family oriented, benefits, training, work-life balance. I would recommend working for this company.

    Cons

    Because no one leaves TASB, promotions are rare.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lofty ideals don't apply at the employee level"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Association of School Boards full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some great coworkers, high level of concern for clients, corporate culture is attractive on paper (but not available to all)

    Cons

    High standards/goals but tools available to attain them are sub-standard. Some so-so employees are admired and promoted while hard workers are marginalized.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees the tools to enable them to succeed. Invest in their success rather than providing poor systems and processes then telling them to excel anyway.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Epitome of Work-Life Balance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    TASB puts family first. The benefits are unmatched, which accounts for the lower salaries offered, as any not-for-profit company would do. The camaraderie among employees is excellent and there is a great sense of fellowship. Everyone seems to love why they do what they do.

    Cons

    Low turnover prevents room for significant promotion. Salaries tend to be low and merit increase budgets are low. Company is not a trend-setter in this regard. No opportunities for bonuses because of not-for-profit status.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the idea of the employees. That has made TASB progressive and the envy of other state school board associations. Consider more frequent salary reviews.


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