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Travis County, Texas Reviews

Updated August 4, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Travis County"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pflugerville, TX
    Current Employee - Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pflugerville, TX
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a county job. The 401 K plan is awesome. decent benefits.
    money for most jobs is pretty good

    Cons

    There is a lady that works in the Pflugerville office for family and services that is racist and rude.
    The benefits keep changing over the years and is making it difficult for families with large deductibles.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, when there are several complaints about one person and people are leaving because of that persons managerial skills something should be looked into. Not everyone that is a supervisor should be one.


  2. "Purchasing Office"

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

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas full-time

    Pros

    Fair pay, great benefits, and great time off policies. The move from my previous job to this one has allowed me to have a much more stable schedule. Everyone is willing to help you out if you have any questions, and management is very conscious of your workload and advise you on how to commit appropriately.

    Cons

    Only reason my overall rating is 4/5 is that the earning potential is limited, and pay raises are at a slower rate and drug out over a longer course of time when compared to the private sector.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up!

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. 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 .


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  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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