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TxDOT Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Learned a lot due to working on the field"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech I in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech I in Austin, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    I learned stuff that I couldn't learn through textbooks, such as the different machinery that goes into placing concrete, etc.

    Cons

    Being outside for 9 hours a day in the heat of Austin definitely wore me out


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great agency, lots of history, treats their employees fairly, best job I've had."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Plenty of advancement opportunities.
    Able to work on a variety of projects.
    Work with smart people.
    Treated fairly and given the ability to work independently.
    Enjoy coming to work and being a part of a great state agency that provides a vital service to citizens.
    TxDOT has greatly improved and modernized within the last few years. It's technology is now in line with the 21st century.

    Cons

    There is often a breakdown in communication within and outside my division.
    Divisions and sections often work in silos.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the internal communcations within the agency.
    Rework and revamp the Crossroads intranet site so that it is more useful and organized for employees.
    Give employees a real channel to communicate ideas and provide feedback on those ideas.
    Improve communication from upper management to employees.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with; caring and competent executive leadership; dedicated employees committed to serving Texans; strong training program to learn new skills or to change career direction; positive career growth, due to the complexity of the many projects and programs.

    Cons

    technical career ladder is a bit more limited than the management career ladder. The work load at times can be excessive in certain work areas, while light in others, so the work is not always balanced.

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a good job; the changes made over the last few years have significantly improved the agency.


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  5. "Intern Review for TXDoT"

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    Current Employee - Summer Engineering Tech in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Summer Engineering Tech in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good amount of leave time. Management is very willing to help young engineers learn the trade. Everyone is friendly and easy going. Most days start at 8 AM and are done by 5 PM

    Cons

    The pay could be better. I do not have much else to say about cons, but I have to reach a word limit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing a good job. The culture is great. The work life balance is great. The department of transportation does a great job of keeping employees happy.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "okay"

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    Current Employee - Tech II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Tech II in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work Monday - Thursday Ten Hour Days had all the major Holiday the job send me to school The boss Trust me do my job good insurance and low co paid 25 office and ER 150

    Cons

    Getting Paid only Month and raised the are only 3% year or 2% six month and the 6 months 1% and no cost of living raised


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Great work place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Total environment and very friendly coworkers. Low stress and great hours and benefits.

    Cons

    Pay is very low but that is a state job so the benefits help pick up the slack.

    Advice to Management

    Organization skills and better communication between departments


  8. "Great employer, for a state agency"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst I in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Analyst I in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Agency is better than other state agencies in that employees know from day one that they are an asset

    Cons

    Chain of command is more convoluted than other agencies so it can be difficult to know where to go when there are issues....and there will be issues of some sort.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the useless employees from the top down


  9. "Project Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Less pressure, good training and chances to learn.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity to improve and advance.

    Advice to Management

    No


  10. "greta state job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great retirement benefits, nice people.

    Cons

    none to speak of...overall a good place to work

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. "Inspector"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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