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Texas Department of Insurance Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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  1. "Professional, yet fun"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Texas Department of Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Really great co-workers(Mary V., Lorna, Christian, Etta, Wendy and Ann ) plus nice proximity to Auditorium Shores.

    Cons

    None that come to mind


  2. "Texas Department of Insurance"

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    Former Employee - Insurance Specialist II in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Insurance Specialist II in Austin, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Texas Department of Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities for government jobs, lots of training opps, career building is important to them, they like to invest in their top talent

    Cons

    Lots of responsibility, should you choose that route - they tend to give you more than you can realistically handle.

  3. "Great place to work if you get the right manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Department of Insurance full-time

    Pros

    decent salary, flex time, central location downtown

    Cons

    lots of bureaucracy in getting things done so things move pretty slow


  4. "State Employment"

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    Current Employee - Compliance Specialist IV in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Compliance Specialist IV in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Department of Insurance full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, salaried, management works with you.

    Cons

    Not a lot of career movement, low pay, excessive work load


  5. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Department of Insurance full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good hours and benefits.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement. Pay could be better


  6. "A year at TDI"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule allowed me to continue school while working part time. Great benefits and plenty of paid time off.

    Cons

    Horribly boring. Gross fluorescent lights. The elevators and always breaking and there is a story every month of someone else getting stuck in the elevator.

    Advice to Management

    Update the work environmental. Stale air and green cubicles are soul crushingly deoressice.


  7. "Moving on....."

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    Former Employee - Claims Examiner
    Former Employee - Claims Examiner
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Texas Department of Insurance full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly previous managers/supervisors. Very lenient, laid back environment.

    Cons

    Not a diverse agency, hard to get approval for training opportunities, co-workers in certain departments unprofessional and immature. Inconsistent with procedures. System was crappy and freeze up like 5 times per day and you have to shut down and reboot, very time consuming.

    Advice to Management

    Approve training opportunities for employees, make sure your department is free from bad/down talk, gossipping.

  8. "Unprofessional, inconsistent, and in desperate need of reorganization at the management level"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Texas Department of Insurance full-time

    Pros

    it's better than living on the streets

    Cons

    Management is unprofessional, inconsistent, & not willing to take accountability. Managers and senior examiners bully staff to the point of quick and constant turnover.. Some management has very little experience in the industry, which contributes to false projections and unreasonable expectations. Just look at the job openings; when you see the same job posted over and over again, for months, there is clearly a problem, yet the Executive branch is so disengaged that they don't bother to investigate. Texans should be outraged that tax dollars are being utilized this way.

    Advice to Management

    if you can't keep a full staff, may I suggest getting a mental health evaluation, because it could be YOU that's the problem. Further, LOOK at the patterns right in front of your face. Could the person you depend on most be the fire-starter in the group that is contributing to the ruin of your team? Quit running on auto pilot and being a "typical state worker" who's just coasting to your retirement check. Quit acting like a repulsive, gossiping high school cheerleader.


  9. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Texas Department of Insurance full-time

    Pros

    The people are definitely the best, although the work is also interesting.

    Cons

    Being a state agency, the pay is not competitve. This drawback is compounded by the skyrocketing cost of living in Austin.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  10. "TDI experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Texas Department of Insurance full-time

    Pros

    Positive work environment, great people to work with, they offer free training to employees who wish to gain more experience, and they promote from within the agency.

    Cons

    Salaries are on the low side for the time commitments, management is pretty flexible, and approachable with dates for requesting vacation, and the salary increases seem to be slightly above the inflation rate for staff that stays in their current position year after year.

    Advice to Management

    Lead by example, offer more compensation for entry level jobs, especially since TDI has trouble filling those positions.


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