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TxDOT Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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  1. "Stable and steady"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Stable work with flexibility to tend to family matters for most positions

    Cons

    Working for the government means being constant source of frustration for your neighbors and being constantly scrutinized by the community. Pay is lower than most private sector counterparts. Pay raises and bonuses are absolutely minimal.


  2. "It was a job"

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    Current Intern - Civil Engineering Intern in Odessa, TX
    Current Intern - Civil Engineering Intern in Odessa, TX
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at TxDOT as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It was a steady paying summer job that encouraged overtime, and also allowed me to put experience on my resume.

    Cons

    There was very little training or engineering involved. There was no structure to the internship experience.

    Advice to Management

    Structure the internship to be a learning environment. Train engineering interns to use the design software, include them on meetings with contractors to observe actual engineering work, or create some kind of project that would benefit both the organization and the students' careers.


  3. "Basic"

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    Current Employee - District Engineer in El Paso, TX
    Current Employee - District Engineer in El Paso, TX

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very positive organizational culture and environment.

    Cons

    Slow to adapt to changing environment.


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  5. "TxDOT EIT Program"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Assistant
    Current Employee - Engineering Assistant
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    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, retirement / pension plan, time off, training both class room style and hands on, great co-workers.helpful in obtaining PE license.

    Cons

    Pay isn't as great as the private sector, lack of leadership within the office at times, lack of staff due to hiring freezes.


  6. "TXDOT"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Assistant in Fort Worth, TX
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Slow paced and great place to learn and build yourself up. Family oriented atmosphere. Training is great and everyday is a new day to learn.

    Cons

    Pay is not competitive unless you have a good amount of experience. The training is great....but that is when they actually send you to it.


  7. "1 year of service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great managers, mentors available, prefect opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Sometimes the pace is too slow


  8. "Engineering tech"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Graham, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Graham, TX

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunity and safety program

    Cons

    Upper management can be fickle


  9. "Inspector"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Pay isn't great some of the supervisor aren't very good

    Advice to Management

    Give more raised where you feel that there is a possibility of moving up in the organization


  10. "Great job, ridiculously low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Best place to learn your job/craft. Everyone is knowledgeable and willing to help, if you just ask. There is plenty of work! Co-workers are very nice. They treat you like your family. Great benefits. Can't stress enough that the benefits are top-notch!

    Cons

    Ridiculously low pay. No raises within a year. If you are looking to get rich, look somewhere else. This is a job here you primary concern is to help the people, not yourself. Promotions and raises go through multiple departments; your "manager" simply cannot give you more money. Everyone's hands are tied in this regard.

    Work is very slow. Absurdly slow. You don't work for profit. Do the job right, and safely! If you get bored easily, look somewhere else!

    Advice to Management

    Management can't do anything. It's simply a system where multiple people have to agree before anything gets done. This is not a con; the system is there because people (in the past) took advantage, and the money that is worked with is the taxpayers. Everything that is done with respect to money is heavily scrutinized.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering Assistant II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Great learning programs, lots of classes, involvement in large projects and great place to learn overall.

    Cons

    Rotation program not working, slow pace (this could be a pro depending on the person)

    Advice to Management

    Start making the rotation program work again, this was one of the most attractive features when coming in.



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