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TxDOT Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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TxDOT Executive Director James M. Bass
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  1. "Great Agency"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Projects Coordinator in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Special Projects Coordinator in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, people, and opportunities. Provide tons of training and resources to advance people and careers. Lots of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    It's the government so pay is slightly less than the private sector, but not significantly less. State sometimes subject to hiring/pay freezes, but always temporary

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide and advocate training and providing opportunities for advancement


  2. "Okay"

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

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Movement in position, paid leave

    Cons

    You are expected to work past regular hours on most days

  3. "Transportation Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Great People, Great Training & Work Environment

    Cons

    Legislature controls hiring, merits


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "A great place to work if you like being micro managed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lampasas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lampasas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    State insurance and decent schedule

    Cons

    Very much a buddy system. Not tolerant to inter racial marriage

    Advice to Management

    Make about the work you perform not who you are friends with


  7. "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.

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project Engineer 4"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer IV in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer IV in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, decent place to work. Lots Training with emphasis on training, lots of learning opportunities, family friendly.

    Cons

    Little passive decision making, little sensitive and negative people. Slow pay rises, Contractors and Consulting Engineers rule the day.

    Advice to Management

    Make it stream line and team oriented with good project management and ownership skills as prime goal.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Starting Position"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Environmental Specialist in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay, no bonuses. Lots of training

    Cons

    Very boring. Odd employee annual review process and grading.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved with employees training


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