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TxDOT Austin Reviews

Updated September 1, 2017
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  1. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company to work for mature professionals.

    Cons

    None to report at this time.

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "Contract Specialist"

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

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    On February 25, 2016, the Texas Transportation Commission adopted new values, vision, mission, and goals to guide the department’s strategic direction. The updated strategic direction includes the development of performance-based planning and programming processes, measures, and metrics.

    Cons

    learnt new things and challenges through team-building and a review of applicable laws and regulations, sometimes can't get through.

  3. "TxDOT Review"

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

    I worked at TxDOT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, good dedicated employees, safety

    Cons

    Recent administrative changes, too much redundant training

    Advice to Management

    Stick to what has been successful in the past.


  4. "Desktop Support/Programmer"

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    Former Employee - IT Desktop Support in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - IT Desktop Support in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at TxDOT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Stable work environment. Mostly friendly people doing what they can to server the public.

    Cons

    Very political, bad and incompetent management. Projects with no direction and no hope of ever being completed. No budget and very backwards thinking when it comes to IT.

    Advice to Management

    It's a government agency, I don't think it gets any better.


  5. "Application Software Developer"

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

    I worked at TxDOT full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and some professionals co-workers.

    Cons

    No room to grow unless you are favorite and politics are involve in the projects.

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Great for FTEs, Not So Much for Contractors and Consultants"

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    Current Contractor - GIS Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - GIS Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TxDOT as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Steady, consistent work. There is always a project underway.

    Cons

    You're at the mercy of some nameless beancounter who evaluates contract costs without assessing the non-monetary value contractors provide. There could be more of an effort to transition contractors/consultants to FTE positions.


  7. "Many Opportunities"

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    Former Intern - Student in Cedar Park, TX
    Former Intern - Student in Cedar Park, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at TxDOT as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Competent Staff
    Lots of training and certifications possible
    Casual and welcoming environment
    Resources

    Cons

    Pay may not be as competitive as private sector

  8. "Great stable job with good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Video Producer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Video Producer in Austin, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at TxDOT (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and pay are hard to match in the public sector. It's not a sexy place to work, but it happens to be the most progressive government agency I've every been associated with. The people I worked with made it great for me.

    Cons

    You have to deal with the many policies, procedures, and politics that come along with government work.


  9. "Financial Analyst III"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst III in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst III in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TxDOT full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most co-workers are very professional, great pay, lots to learn. As long as you don't have to work with a Financial Analyst/CPA at the Greer Building than you should be good.

    Cons

    If you get paired with a horrible supervisor than start looking for a new job. I would have wanted to stay longer, but a very close co-worker/supervisor was horrible with people skills. She was not the norm, but I couldn't get away from her fast enough. People actually felt bad for me when they found out I had to work with her.

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone sounds convincing when they say the sky is falling doesn't mean it is. Also, if someone has horrible people skills don't give them a subordinate.


  10. "greta state job"

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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 TxDOT (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great retirement benefits, nice people.

    Cons

    none to speak of...overall a good place to work

    Advice to Management

    none


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