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Travis County, Texas Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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  • No merit increases and only occasional cost of living increases (in 3 reviews)

  • Some elected officials (not my boss, of course) have a job only because they managed to get elected---you will be working among them (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "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


  3. "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.


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  5. "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


  6. "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.


  7. "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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Legal Secretary"

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Free parking

    Cons

    Pay could be better. No means of advancing. Hectic work place


  9. "Working in Local Government"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for local government comes with full benefits and a pension plan with mandatory participation. As far as government jobs go, you will be more connected to and more likely to interact with the people who fund your position when working for local government.

    Cons

    Working outside of the main office can stifle career opportunities. It is best to work in the main or larger offices where there are more positions and greater opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Consider giving more support to the employees at satellite offices. Those offices are often at a disadvantage when it comes to career development and advancement.


  10. "Slow and Steady"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Travis County, Texas full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, rewarding work

    Cons

    Undesirable working hours, unfavorable work/life balance


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Government Employee"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Job security, basic job duties

    Cons

    No room from growth, management not willing to help you learn more than you need to know



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