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Travis County, Texas Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent Benefits, great schedule and work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • good benefits, low stress environment (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • 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. "Financial Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Travis County, Texas full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, such as insurance and retirement.

    Cons

    Not enough help, so had to work a lot of overtime. Not a lot of room for advancement.


  2. "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 .


  3. "Office Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Office Assistant
    Current Employee - Office Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits,
    stability
    vested
    team oriented
    laid back

    Cons

    too much downtime, not enough work to complete a 40 hour week.

    Advice to Management

    create more projects


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  5. "ITS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive salary, great benefits, good people. Stability.

    Cons

    Politics. "County Time" is a real thing.


  6. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, especially retirement. Pay meets average for area which is unusual for a government employer. The County as whole pays good attention to their employees. They want to move forward with their processes as best as possible.

    Cons

    All of these comments refer only to my department that seems to still be in the 1900s. They also seem to condone dishonesty with respect to other employees, which bothers me. They want things to be as they have always been and not improve. It is inherent with the type of department in which I work. However, in some areas they actually excel compared to peer agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so inbred. Try to really let processes be managed by those who know them. The practice of asking uneducated, inexperienced managers to flounder in a small but important area as a learning experience is unfair to the stakeholders. You are fortunate that the area is but a small portion of the overall process. However, mistakes can be, and have been, costly.


  7. "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.


  8. "Benefits & Balance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The County offers real work/life balance and excellent benefits, including retirement - but also an on-site wellness clinic, a CARE program, and a gym with lockers and showers. Plus, they allow staff the flexibility to use them!

    Cons

    There is no budget for coffee or food, so staff pay out of pocket for group lunches or celebrations - and each department operates very differently, which makes it difficult to lead from a corporate standpoint.

    Advice to Management

    Every department needs strong leadership and a positive role model, whether elected or hired into their position. This organization is very diverse and tackles extremely important issues. Some processes may need to be updated in order to attract and keep top talent.


  9. "Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good benefits, low stress environment

    Cons

    little advancement opportunity or salary increases

    Advice to Management

    none


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Travis County is a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Legal Assistant
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great overall health and wellness benefits.

    Cons

    Depending on your manager varying rules regarding flexible work hours.


  11. "Staff Attorney"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, easy hours, good vacation/sick day policies

    Cons

    The compensation is pretty low.



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