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TxDOT Reviews

Updated October 26, 2017
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  1. "TxDOT Atx"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits are great as well as holidays

    Cons

    Advancement within the company can be difficult


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Satisfied until controlling admin in Dallas District took over"

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    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer in Mesquite, TX
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer in Mesquite, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, variety of positions open at lower levels, good training, good benefits, good work life balance for most positions

    Cons

    Controlling and criticizing management in Dallas District. Favoritism in Dallas District rampant. Mid and upper level job vacancies often decided before job posting - creating bad morale, rumors, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Dallas District Admin: Be more open minded in hiring process. Quit openly criticizing employees. Don't judge someone over a mistake or two.

  3. "Great place to work, but people dont seem driven enough"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Engineering Technician
    Former Intern - Engineering Technician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TxDOT as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people here are all great. You can ask for help, and they will help, they are friendly, generous, - there are many motivated enthusiastic people here, but there are also many who are not

    Cons

    It was a slow work environment - lots of old people who seem to look forward to retirement more than their job. Not enough responsibilities or tasks, and don't feel open to change

    Advice to Management

    Push people more, expect more out of them


  4. 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


  5. "Great for FTEs, Not So Much for Contractors and Consultants"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - GIS Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - GIS Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady, consistent work. There is always a project underway.

    Cons

    You're at the mercy of some nameless beancounter who evaluates contract costs without assessing the non-monetary value contractors provide. There could be more of an effort to transition contractors/consultants to FTE positions.


  6. "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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Transportation Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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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.

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

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Worked 25 years. It was a job and I retired. Takes a long time to get money."

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    Former Employee - Roadway Maintenance Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Roadway Maintenance Supervisor in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TxDOT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Insurance, retirement and stability. Plenty of training. Computer and WiFi access. They have good equipment. They also have excellent vacation and sick leave.

    Cons

    Takes a long time to earn money, Raises are hard to get. Some managers don't take care of the people.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees right. Find ways to get people money.


  10. "inspecor"

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    Former Intern - Bridge Inspector in Euless, TX
    Former Intern - Bridge Inspector in Euless, TX

    I worked at TxDOT as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful space. learn new things.

    Cons

    sometimes it is so slow.


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