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Travis County, Texas Austin Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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  • This isn't like the private sector where results don't matter (in 4 reviews)

  • This obviously happens at any place with elected officials, but it is something everyone should be aware of it (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Troubleshooter"

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    Former Contractor - Troubleshooter in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Troubleshooter in Austin, TX
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Travis County, Texas as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, easy work, and overtime during busy periods.

    Cons

    Not much of a future in it, but it's an easy paycheck.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Financial analyst sr"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy job at times, decent pay, basic hours, good benefits

    Cons

    Low salary growth, if grants come back work load could dramatically change, work space old, keeping a drive to do something more than the bare minimum is hard when being a grubberment employee, 5% budget cut means employees about to feel the cuts

    Advice to Management

    Needs more advancement to drive employees,

  3. "Paralegal"

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    Current Employee - Paralegal in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Paralegal in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security, good benefits, great co-workers

    Cons

    The pay is low and no room for advancement


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Court Clerk II in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Court Clerk II in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Travis County, Texas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits but low pay, great people to work with

    Cons

    Great benefits but low pay, hard to move up and you hit your glass ceiling fast


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Travis County is great employer for any stage of your career. Great retirement, good salary for the area, dedicated work force.

    Cons

    Some disparity in job titles, salaries between departments when duties and responsibilities are similar. Working for elected officials can be difficult, but sometimes rewarding

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better and more often with rank and file. Try to focus on similar goals instead of trying to "one-up" each other .


  6. "Data Tech."

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    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Data Entry Clerk in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Travis County, Texas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good vacation benefits and work life adjustment programs.

    Cons

    Communication of Mgmt. direction directives vague.

    Advice to Management

    Needs for improve on areas of Mgmt. direction.n


  7. "Transactions Division"

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    Former Employee - Law Clerk in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Law Clerk in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Great team; good work environment.

    Cons

    No cons to share at the moment.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Social worker"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and interdepartmental communicaiton

    Cons

    consistent work with less than efficient other departments

    Advice to Management

    continue to empower employees


  9. "Not bad for Government Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Travis County, Texas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you are competent and hard working you will stand out from the crowd. As with many government employers, Travis County seems to attract and retain the mediocre.

    Cons

    If you are In Search of Excellence, this is probably not a good fit. The technology is not the latest, the people are not the best and brightest. As I was once told... This isn't like the private sector where results don't matter. Focus solely on the process. If you follow the established procedure and fail it wont be a problem because you performed all the correct steps in the right order. Deviate from the established procedure and even if you produce exceptional results, you can get in serious trouble.

    Advice to Management

    Incentivize performance results. No more equal pay regardless of results.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good People with Good Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer I in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer I in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Travis County, Texas full-time

    Pros

    Good work schedule, Good people to be around, Good support from supervisors and team collaboration.

    Cons

    The county is a great place to go for consistency and benefits. Upward mobility is somewhat limited but overall not too much to complain about

    Advice to Management

    Help workers be successful and give appropriate rewards for commensurate effort. Continue to have a good work environment that is flexible and dynamic.


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