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Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Dec 2, 2021

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Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Commissioner Howard Baldwin (no image)
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Pros
  • "It is rewarding and good benefits.(in 99 reviews)
  • "I you have a successful track record you should be able to work from home and be able to have a flexible schedule where you can come in early or leave late in order to accommodate your working habits.(in 28 reviews)
  • "Good coworkers and as of right now that’s about it(in 26 reviews)
  • "The people are amazing and the job is rewarding(in 18 reviews)
  • "Job has good benefits and very lenient on time off.(in 14 reviews)
Cons
  • "Low pay from base salary and it takes ten years to increase your salary by even 5k.(in 63 reviews)
  • "Long hours and never knowing when you have to work them(in 55 reviews)
  • "EVERYTHING ELSE! Especially Terrible Management and a poor environment as many employees are miserable.(in 50 reviews)
  • "No work life balance and it was very hard to trust your peers(in 49 reviews)
  • "Horrible supervisor and lawyer.(in 35 reviews)
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  1. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Job is not for the lazy

    Jan 21, 2019 - Investigator II in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The good things about the company was the pay, flexibility and opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Some supervisors don’t do their job and your supervisor will make your job. Some people in management don’t know how to treat those working under them. Long hours and on call.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    A demanding job worth the while

    Mar 1, 2011 - Child Protective Services in Rosenberg, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Overall doing a much needed service is always rewarding. Taking a child out of an abusive home is not sad. We are the protectors for those who can not protect themselves. Some people should not be parents and while thats life at least I was able to intervene and hopefully open som eyes and make some changes. I have also been on the other side and worked with foster homes. Some of the nicest people are opening their homes and their hearts to these poor children and I love to see those kids overcoming the hurt and loss. Happy, smiling kids is a wonderful benefit of this job. . I have always had wonderful supervisors who have assisted me in my job and have guided my professional growth. When I feel burnout on my job I have the opportunity to transfer to another position and continue the figt against chld abuse! Employee Assistance Program!!!!!.

    Cons

    Working long hours and missing time with your family. The worst is the health benefits. Being a worker the decisions are out of your hand. Your supervisor, program director or the judge will usually have the final say. And when a chid goes home to parents who have not changed its a horrible feeling. You just pray they learned something.

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    6 people found this review helpful
  3. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great Benefits

    Aug 19, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great Benefits for you and family.

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of time involved.

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  4. 2.0
    Former Employee

    Too much work for the pay

    May 28, 2020 - Caseworker 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Ability to work remotely and money is good

    Cons

    Long hours and must answer cell phone 24/7

    1 person found this review helpful
  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Too much harvest and not enough workers

    Oct 8, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Having opportunities to help people change their lives and being able to have a huge impact at a crucial time. Depending on the office, it can be a close-knit group of co-workers. Some awesome supervisors, but not all. Great vacation time and holidays. Paid mileage.

    Cons

    Complete lack of training on how to deal with the severe trauma these kids have faced often putting workers in dangerous positions. It's been years since upper management has been in the field and this can often times give them unrealistic expectations of what workers do/have time to do. Often no other option but to work really long hours (I once worked 27 hours straight). Not enough placements or services for the kids can be really frustrating.

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    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Good pay and work culture

    Sep 21, 2020 - Child Welfare Specialist III 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Helping families make the necessary changes

    Cons

    Long hours and never knowing when you have to work them

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Review

    Jun 2, 2021 - Assistant Professor, Criminal Justice in Denton, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great medical and health insurance and benefits.

    Cons

    A lot of cases and long hours

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    DFPS

    Jun 27, 2022 - CPS Investigator I 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Make you own schedule sometimes

    Cons

    stress and you have to work long hours

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee

    CPS Trainee

    Aug 13, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Flexible and independent work schedule

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of work

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  10. 3.0
    Former Employee

    CPS Investigator

    Mar 14, 2021 - CPS Investigator in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The pay is good and helping families is rewarding.

    Cons

    Supervisors are terrible and the hours are long.

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