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TxDOT Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  1. "Application Software Developer"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  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
    Recommends
    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. "General Engineer Tech I"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Tech in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Tech in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Exceptional work enviroment, great health benefits and flexible work schedule. Also, management is very understanding when it comes to requesting time off.

    Cons

    Non-Competitive salaries, which is the result why the personnel turn over rate is so high. The state engineer tech techs should be as qualified as the contracting engineer techs.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to maintain a work life balance for all of your employees. Improve the overall salaries so you could have a more competitive edge.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "ROW Project Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Low salary"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of comp. time and vacation and sick leave time.

    Cons

    Poor salaries and poor bullyish or indecisive management.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "HR Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Senior Human Resource Business Partner in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resource Business Partner in Killeen, TX

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

    Pros

    Robust training programs.
    Good benefit plans.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities limited for various pay grades and departments.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Only if you're desperate."

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    Current Employee - General Engineering Technician/Engineering Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - General Engineering Technician/Engineering Specialist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The only pro for engineering technicians is job security.

    Cons

    Culture revolves around creating the appearance that everything is working well.
    Clueless management at every level.
    Spineless management at most every level.
    Micromanagement (depends on the office).
    Lack of integrity and ethics.
    Lack of consistency in processes between offices.
    Low pay doesn't keep up with today's cost of living.
    Weak raises.
    Government run.
    Work to pay ratio are too far out of balance.
    Behind the curve in technology though they are trying to catch up (at least the Houston district)

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue.
    Grow a spine.
    Integrity and ethics: learn and apply.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good at first, but it devolved into more difficult as I was forced into an unwanted transfer."

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    Former Employee - Information Specialist II in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Information Specialist II in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at TxDOT full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are provided, a professional attitude.

    Cons

    Sometimes a hard won position can be negated by computer upgrades and you could be sent into a Quota-mad work section.

    Advice to Management

    As long as management continues to work with quotas, quality will ALWAYS suffer, and the efforts of safety-minded data will be tainted.


  9. "Government job"

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    Current Intern - Engineering Tech in Laredo, TX
    Current Intern - Engineering Tech in Laredo, TX

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

    Pros

    You will never get laid off
    Secure
    Stable
    Little to to pressure, ever

    Cons

    Minimal pay in engineering, minimal


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing in recognition of diligence, respect and lack of advancement in salary raises."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with the public to help them get answers to their questions and action for their needs when something needs attention on the 80,000 miles of roads maintained.

    Cons

    A great deal of favoritism and cronyism exists while favorites are recognized and advanced and concern for other employees is practically nonexistent.

    Advice to Management

    Cultivate equality of pay for equal work among employees and to encourage supervisors to be more fair and even-handed.


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