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Travis County, Texas Reviews

Updated March 25, 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. "Stable employment, but not for the upwardly mobile..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stability, benefits, ample leave and holidays.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for training and advancement.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Travis County Dysfunctional ITS Department"

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

    Pros

    Decent retirement if you can work through the eight year vesting period

    Cons

    Toxic work environment, toxic management, very political, much bad press

    Advice to Management

    Management is the major problem


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Court Clerk"

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    Current Employee - Court Clerk in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Court Clerk in Austin, TX

    Pros

    The company has excellent benefits and retirement.

    Cons

    Terrible Management, low salary, and no real career opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Reward those who actually put in work and are reliable.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great for lifers who don't care about career advancement"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very stable once you're onboarded

    Cons

    No merit increases and only occasional cost of living increases. Since I've been here my raises have been offset by rising insurance costs.


  6. "Park it here for life, if that's what you're looking for."

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    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Program Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Travis County, Texas (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable. Easy to get hired. So many people milking the system! Good place for your second retirement.

    Cons

    Slaves of mediocrity. Not interested in innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to weed out all those people waiting around for retirement. It's shameful.


  7. "Good benefits, extremely poor management, no accountability."

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, stable, great location downtown

    Cons

    Everything is political. The central technology services department that I work for is constantly in turmoil and everybody hates us. Really bad management. A lot of good people quitting.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up


  8. "Not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Usually don't have to work more than 40 hours/week (but this is changing)
    A great deal of diversity in hiring
    Good benefits (although this too, unfortunately is changing)

    Cons

    Poor, politically motivated management
    Fairly poor in hiring solid technical people
    Benefits seem to be in a "pay more for less" spiral
    Limited promotion opportunities
    Severely limited pay increases

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge your people more, especially with, you know...money
    Take a look at realistic staffing levels. If you want to be a 24 hour shop for everything, *staff* it that way.
    Better budget and staffing planning for maintenance. Right now, new projects eat all the money, but keeping the current stuff running requires money and time too.


  9. "Court Clerk"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Job security and benefits are the pros.

    Cons

    Low pay, low moral and inefficient.


  10. "Travis County"

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    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Consultant in Austin, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, structure, location, office, kind staff, helpful departments; customer service attitude; attention to detail; growth potential; slower pace; relaxed

    Cons

    adverse to change; lacking diverse skill sets; slow to advance ment; out dated business operations; not on the cutting edge

    Advice to Management

    Groom through mentoring, education and management leadership staff internally to assume key positions within the County. Build leaders of tomorrow out of the people you have today.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "okay at times"

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    Former Employee - JDO III in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - JDO III in Austin, TX
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Travis County, Texas full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There is some good people that work and that really care for their fellow employees. That will treat you as part of a family.

    Cons

    never consistent with they way they want to handle things. Thing changes every 2 to 3 months to management benefit but, not to the employees. With the COL rising the pay is not having a major increase. Employees are forced to work overtime and second jobs in order to make it. The employees that's not in upper management continue to struggle paycheck to paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the workers and stop just saying "We know how you feel". Stop asking the employees, "What can we do to make things better". When in fact you do nothing but at the same time doing things unsafe, and putting you employees health and careers to an end.


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