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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Reviews

Updated October 21, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great work life balance meaning once you leave at 5pm you're done" (in 18 reviews)

  • "Very friendly people that care deeply about their work, great benefits" (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hard to feel a sense of accomplishment and low pay" (in 22 reviews)

  • "not competitive with private sector" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "TCEQ is a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Special Assistant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Special Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very smart people with deep technical expertise.

    Cons

    Watch out for the politics.


  2. "Environmental Investigator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time

    Pros

    They provide good benefits and health insurance.

    Cons

    The pay is very low.

  3. "Good place to start a career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time

    Pros

    Work load is within a good range

    Cons

    no crossing between different divisions


  4. "Natural Resources Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abilene, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I was in the Abilene Region . The management is great in every aspect. I really enjoyed the overall work environment in the regional office.
    I did not work at the office in Austin, however my experience with the employees in the Water Quality Division was pleasant.

    Cons

    Sometimes lack of communication between the offices made completing tasks difficult. The agency is working on this however.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Painful experience - Get in, get out, do not"

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

    I worked at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked in Houston, TX region-12. Good coworkers, some who were very supportive. Independent work. Going outdoors to investigate was fun.

    Cons

    Politics- I started in my job with no experience in the field. I had fun at first and enjoyed the work environment. After a few negative reviews from my supervisor, I began to see a pattern, that they were trying to fire me for a reason I was not aware of. The work there was so demanding, it was hard to keep up, yet i strove to do so. After trying as hard as I could to keep up, the negative reviews kept coming to discourage me. Finally when they let me go I was happy to be free from what seemed like an abusive relationship.

    The more I gave, the more they took and told me to to more without helping me to accomplish it.

    Advice to Management

    You are all snakes, and you will find that what goes around comes around.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work, but could be better"

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

    I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance. Awesome co-workers. Lots of smart people working here that are willing to share their knowledge with others who need help with projects.

    Cons

    in the division where I work, tools needed to do your job are not available (e.g., guidance, instructions, etc). Poor training program. Lack of leadership and not a lot of vision as to where the division needs to be heading (of if it's there, management isn't sharing). Division management tends to stay in their offices (or in meetings) and rarely ventures out to visit with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Share more information with your employees and make division meetings meaningful. Get out of your offices more. It should never be said in a division meeting by the director or assistant director, "For those of you that don't know me...."


  7. "Investigator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time

    Pros

    Very nice work culture. Knowledgeable people.

    Cons

    I never experienced any cons.

    Advice to Management

    None

  8. "EI II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time

    Pros

    Nothing, no opportunity to advance, no mentoring whatesoever

    Cons

    Everything, and extremely low pay.


  9. "Environmental Investigator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and retirement plan and lots of good (free) training.

    Cons

    Management and turnover in some sections.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Enviromental investigators"

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    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Environmental Specialist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Learned alot from investigator and some team leaders

    Cons

    The agency has sucessfully chased away all the knowledge employees due to the caustics work environment. You try never to say never but I pray that I never have to return to the agency to support my family because it would be difficult. Now the agency is promoting person with no experience and no people skill to team leaders. The REGIONAL office have gone to h __ ll in a hand basket. Even if you complain central office does not care.

    Advice to Management

    Remember why agency was created and respect is a two way street to get respect you have to be respectful too. I know the people who can make changes never see these post but if you are thinking about applying to the agency learn as much as you can and get out it is a very toxic environment.