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Updated May 25, 2021

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3.0
49%
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56%
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Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services Executive Commissioner Charles Smith
Charles Smith
2 Ratings
  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Great place to work

    Sep 2, 2020 - Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Garland, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Low pay and to much red tape

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Unfulfilling

    May 25, 2021 - Counselor in Wichita Falls, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The clients and services are great!

    Cons

    All employees have to be clickish and back biting to fit in. They talk about clients disgracefully. If you stand up for them, you are laughed at.

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  3. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Vocational counselor

    Feb 16, 2018 - Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    obtained experience working as a vocational counselor straight of out grad school.

    Cons

    Management is awful. The better you are at your job the more work they give you. Many employees get away with doing the bare minimum and the employees that care have to pick up the slack. Caseload sizes are not realistic

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Vocational Rehabilitation Services

    Dec 4, 2017 - Vrc in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good Working Atmosphere; sense of job security; opportunity to give back to the community; high level of job satisfaction

    Cons

    Politics is a reality in public and private sector but seems to be higher degree of politics in public sector which is consistent with my experiences with the State of Texas.

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  5. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Disability Examiner Review

    Jun 15, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    They provide great benefits for their employees.

    Cons

    It is it's own universe of cubicles.

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  6. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Disability Examiner

    May 12, 2017 - Disability Specialist in Austin, TX
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    Pros

    -Wonderful learning experience . -Once upon a time merit raises happened -if you are older majority just stay until retirement/die -Loved my training unit problems only started to occur when budget changed and we were forced into other units with incompetent managers.

    Cons

    -Once upon a time merit raises happened -OUMs (managers) lack proper training and majority don't deserve the title or the pay .A good number of them just sit at their desk and gossip with their friends. -Once you get behind there is nothing in place to help employees catch up. so majority of the examiners are constantly playing catch up. -When overtime is actually offered many don't even take up the offer because its not an opportunity for you to catch up but rather you are provided a ridiculous number of additional cases on top of the ones you are already trying to complete. examiners are penalized for things out of their control i.e claimants calling with additional info or not returning things, medical records being late, field office not cooperating, hospitals being difficult, etc. -Majority of those in power don't do any work and if you complain about an issue there are some managers that retaliate. -We are all supposed to be adults but often you feel like you are back in high school based on how some managers act with their close group of friends. -Don't complain about policy because they will find a way to twist things and make it your fault. -Probation is 12months and you are without insurance until -As the years progress there are people with the same time who are making grossly different salaries simply because merit raises and any other raises stopped a few years ago - HIGH TURNOVER

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    from Great to bad and worse

    May 14, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    ability to help people with disabilities maintain or return to the workforce

    Cons

    bad untrained managers establishing unrealistic goals and cuts in funding delaying services

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  8. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Mentally Draining

    Apr 14, 2017 - Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor in Houston, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Helping people with disabilities Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Always referred to look at policy but policy is not always clear High turnover rate Large caseloads

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  9. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    Relatives first

    Mar 12, 2017 - Rehabilitation Technician in Austin, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Helping people with disabilities obtain employment and providing supports to keep them employed is satisfying.

    Cons

    The nepotism is rife. I have seen qualified applicants passed over for relatives of management. To make it worse, they will not be qualified, one did not even know how to use outlook email. The "in" group take long lunches and generally waste time socializing and party planning, meanwhile the truly good workers are chained to the desk and assigned the majority of the work.

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  10. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Disability Specialist

    Jul 26, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible schedule, passionate about medical work/helping people, learn a lot about medical information

    Cons

    management, favoritism, high turnover rate

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Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services Reviews FAQs

Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services has an overall rating of 3 out of 5, based on over 44 reviews left anonymously by employees. 49% of employees would recommend working at Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services to a friend and 37% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.9 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services. This rating has decreased by 0% over the last 12 months.

49% of Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services 3.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.7 for culture and values and 2.6 for career opportunities.

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