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TxDOT Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  1. "Txdot"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Assistant II in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Assistant II in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Slow pace. Family-like environment. Lots of free time (days off).

    Cons

    Low pay. No major benefits. Same type of work everyday.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Permit coordinator"

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

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits, great people value family. Always willing to work with you. Stable hours

    Cons

    Low pay. Beltway traffic is a mess.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Steady but with very few incentives to progress forward."

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    Current Employee - Design Technician in Amarillo, TX
    Current Employee - Design Technician in Amarillo, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stability and a steady work environment. It is a great place if you like having a flexible schedule. It is also a place where you can obtain quite a bit of knowledge within the civil engineering discipline.

    Cons

    Unless you are trying to become an engineer or are an engineer there is virtually no ability to advance within engineering. Basically stated, it is hard to impossible to advance as a design tech.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more money and time with the individuals who are or were planning to make a career with the state. It's not just about the young engineers. If you treat your designers badly then they will leave. The result is the engineer heavy establishment you created will have virtually no experience designing.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Some supervisors cut budget to try to look good"

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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

    Great if you are in the in crowd".

    Cons

    Out of luck if you are not in the right group.

    Advice to Management

    Try to support all your employees rather than few favorites.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "fair"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Tech V in Gainesville, GA
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech V in Gainesville, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    if you are in the right position you can spend a lot of time with your family

    Cons

    If you are not management or a engineer you do not make any money

    Advice to Management

    pay us more


  8. "OK place to work...."

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

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, most co-workers are nice, good work life balance

    Cons

    Some managers are micro managers. Your job is controlled by the legislature and they condone how business is run. Not much room for process improvement. Cannot escape the grip of the public sector once you're in.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your people. Create an environment people enjoy working in.


  9. "Admin Support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Job security is very good

    Cons

    Compensation is hard to advance


  10. "Transportation Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer, Civil
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer, Civil
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great organization to work for. Provides a stable career with interesting work and lots of training. Great place for a young professional starting out. Decent medical benefits. If you work long enough you can expect a pension plan for retirement, which is rare these days.

    Cons

    Pay is not as high as competition. Advancements and raises are slow to come by.

    Advice to Management

    provide and allow more training for professional growth when the opportunity is there.


  11. "Good place to begin engineering career to become a licensed Professional Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Annual Vacation leave and sick leave.

    Cons

    Low Pay compared to other engineering companies. Only get paid once a month


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