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TxDOT Austin Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "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.


  3. "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.


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  5. "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


  6. "Great employer, for a state agency"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst I in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst I in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Agency is better than other state agencies in that employees know from day one that they are an asset

    Cons

    Chain of command is more convoluted than other agencies so it can be difficult to know where to go when there are issues....and there will be issues of some sort.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the useless employees from the top down


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Low pay for high output"

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    Former Employee - Special Projects Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Special Projects Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at TxDOT (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, opportunities for those willing to relocate

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, pressure, politics


  8. Helpful (1)

    "ROW Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good retirement and benefits. There is not much more pros about this company

    Cons

    Overloading of work, Inefficient work process, Under pay for skill set of employees, insufficient training program


  9. Helpful (1)

    "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Overall decent work hours (if you work on certain projects or campaigns it can vary, but you can still earn compensation time), good benefits, fairly relaxed regarding taking time-off, nice co-workers

    Cons

    Not challenging unless your work on the engineering side, old-fashioned, no diversity in executive management (old white conservative men) co-workers waiting it out to get their pensions, disconnect between executive management and everyone else,

    Advice to Management

    Diversify so you actually represent Texas, encourage the workplace to be less stifling. Create career-plans and growth for junior members. There is no career growth and a lot of managers are stuck on old-fashioned methods of managing their employees in fear that they will get in trouble with executive management.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Even pace"

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

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

    Pros

    The work was steady and there was opportunity to travel throughout the state and meet other offices. Coworkers were easy to get along with and willing to help out.

    Cons

    There weren't many cons. The work was steady, the location was great, supervisors were easy to work for. I only wish I had stayed longer.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  11. Helpful (2)

    "okay"

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    Current Employee - Tech II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Tech II in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work Monday - Thursday Ten Hour Days had all the major Holiday the job send me to school The boss Trust me do my job good insurance and low co paid 25 office and ER 150

    Cons

    Getting Paid only Month and raised the are only 3% year or 2% six month and the 6 months 1% and no cost of living raised



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