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Travis County, Texas Reviews

Updated October 9, 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. "Deputy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Travis County, Texas full-time

    Pros

    Salary, insurance and helping folks.

    Cons

    Tyrannical leadership that was clueless pertaining to basic duties. Currently, the Sheriff (joke) of T.C.

    Advice to Management

    Learn what it’s like out on the streets before dictating to those who are experienced.


  2. "Great place!"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really nice people. Everyone very willing to help out with work.

    Cons

    Sometimes was not given enough work. Few ways to network with other interns.

  3. 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,


  4. "Trainer at Elections Division"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Travis County, Texas full-time

    Pros

    Reasonable hours and fair wage

    Cons

    Uncommunicative bosses, temporary, lack of administration in upper management


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits, some good people"

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

    I worked at Travis County, Texas full-time

    Pros

    Health insurance, retirement account, hours

    Cons

    Government and political issues, lack of decent administration


  6. 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


  7. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Benefits and time off. Health insurance is good and both dental and vision are offered. Having a pension is also nice.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive with the private industry.

  8. "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


  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 Benefits, Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Residential Treatment Officer
    Former Employee - Senior Residential Treatment Officer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Travis County, Texas full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits (vacation, paid time off, healthcare, etc.); relatively progressive in terms of juvenile justice; most positions are well paid relative to other counties (except for treatment staff)

    Cons

    Promotions are rarely merit based, but rather based on "who you know"; no merit-based raises; treatment staff do not make a competitive salary


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