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Texas Education Agency Reviews

Updated October 13, 2016
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  1. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Education Agency full-time

    Pros

    Convenient parking
    Good cafeteria
    Flexibility
    Benefits
    Casual Dress all summer

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive
    Layoffs are fairly common


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Coworkers"

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist
    Current Employee - Program Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Texas Education Agency full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers are smart, really care about kids, and are he really pretty nice.

    Cons

    The pay is not great.

    Advice to Management

    It seems like most management, and upper management positions are outside hires. Couple that with the lack of raises, and it can be difficult to imagine staying long term.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "State Employee"

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

    I worked at Texas Education Agency full-time

    Pros

    Hard working and diverse group of employees, State employee benefits, located near the Bullock museum

    Cons

    Old technology, dingy carpeting and painting, bureaucracy, politics

    Advice to Management

    Avoid favoritism, eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy, update decor (carpeting & painting)


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    "Low pay for work demanded"

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

    I have been working at Texas Education Agency (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros for this job.

    Cons

    You will NEVER get a raise here no matter what. They demand a lot from you and don't pay accordingly. The management has their favorites and let them get away with murder. You are a faceless cog and your input doesn't matter. Management allows coworkers speak to you like you are a piece of trash and then when you complain nothing is done, because you are wrong.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Government Work"

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

    I have been working at Texas Education Agency full-time

    Pros

    -Coworkers
    the immediate people you work with are generally interested in creating the best possible outcome with limited resources and within the limits set by the legislature.

    Cons

    No room to grow. No raises. No incentives. Outdated tools and equipment. Hard to hire people.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the confines that people are working with. improve the hiring system.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place for advancement"

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    Current Employee - Investigator in Round Rock, TX
    Current Employee - Investigator in Round Rock, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Texas Education Agency (More than a year)

    Pros

    State job, GOOD BENEFITS, THATS ABOUT IT

    Cons

    Management doesnt care about your personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Quality of life


  8. "Government Employee"

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    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Buda, TX
    Current Employee - Program Specialist in Buda, TX
    Recommends

    I have been working at Texas Education Agency (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A good place to begin your career in understanding the laws about education and the funding aspect.

    Cons

    Though being in a stable job you need to pay attention how to excel


  9. "Good State Agency"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great learning experience and great group of co-workers.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy. No clear message on what the duties are suppose to be.

    Advice to Management

    Fair to all employee engagement.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away if you want to do good work"

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

    Pros

    There is no pros of working at TEA.

    Cons

    Old, very old technologies, people tired of life, lot of politics. Rude people, old broken, desks and chairs, dirty. No growth, no interest in doing the job better.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better people, provide better salary


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Program Specialist"

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

    I have been working at Texas Education Agency (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay. State employee benefits. Diversity of employees.

    Cons

    Micro-manager leadership. Leadership power struggles.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employee feedback and make changes. Trust those hired to do the work.



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