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Travis County, Texas Reviews

Updated October 19, 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. "Laid-back"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I love the laid-back feel. Of course, different areas offer different working environments, but I was satisfied.

    Cons

    No one leaves so it's hard to get a permanent position.

    Advice to Management

    Allow a fair hire; don't only grant jobs on the "hook up".


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    "Pleasant and great mangement"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Accountant in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Company that value it's employees
    Able to express concerns to management very easily

    Cons

    Not able to move easily unless management retires

    Advice to Management

    Keep being nice as you were. Ask the commissioner's court for higher salaries.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Often a life-long career choice"

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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

    It's rewarding to make a living serving the public, and those who find the right fit are satisfied working their entire careers at this one employer. Health benefits and vacation time are better than average.

    Cons

    It takes a long time working hard to get a promotion, because Travis County employees don't often leave for other jobs elsewhere, and new positions are seldom created. Salaries are below what most would make for similar jobs in the private sector in Austin, particularly for skilled positions.


  4. "Na"

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

    Pros

    Great work environment and people

    Cons

    Very little can be said in the negative side


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Counselor
    Current Employee - Counselor
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    1. Amazing benefits

    2. You get all federal holidays off

    Cons

    1. Salary increases are rare. They are usually across the board for everyone. The best way to get one is to transfer within the county

    2. Office politics. It varies depending which department you work in


  6. "Angels"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Jonestown, TX
    Current Employee - Intern in Jonestown, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is the ideal place to work for. My dream job come true.

    Cons

    Could offer healthier snacks/food in kitchen lounge

    Advice to Management

    Love you all very much


  7. "Information Technology Department"

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Very good benefits. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    Some things move glacially slow, but I believe that would be true of any government agency or large institution.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  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. "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.


  10. "Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, great holiday, low stress

    Cons

    Very little room for advancement


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