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TxDOT Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience with many opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Tech V in Kaufman, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Tech V in Kaufman, TX
    Recommends

    Pros

    Relatively good pay and good benefits.
    I had the opportunity to manage/inspect some significant projects with a lot of responsibility very quickly.

    Cons

    Quite a bit of outside work in the summer heat.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Learned a lot due to working on the field"

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    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Tech V Summer Hire"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Great retirement, and health benefits.

    Cons

    No cons to working for the state.


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  5. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Maint Tech III"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Mostly great people to work with. Paid vacation, comp time, many paid holidays, 8-10 hours some on 4-day work week, varied types of work, usually good supervisors, managers are far off in their glass houses--rarely come out, many safe practices and equipment, many types of training to learn, can move lateral or up, high school summer hire program, college scholarships, pension, 401K and 457, medical, life ins

    Cons

    Flood, ice & accident work on highways, drivers almost running over you & cursing you, favoritism (as any job), fair pay now, slugs who won't work & get away with it at your expense, TX govt controls purse string limiting how much funds received, not enough funds for repairs. A few supervisors no balls and won't stand up for you--take credit for everything.

    Advice to Management

    Mgt needs to check on superiors more often and "drive" the roads. Sick of hearing "TX DOT transparency"--move on. New payroll, purchasing (and more) software sucks! Doesn't make job easier or faster--added more work in office and less time on road doing road repairs--wake up and quit taking low bid!! Some inspectors don't hold contractors to specs.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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    • 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.


  8. "Great Internship"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at TxDOT as an intern

    Pros

    Learned many things in the 3 months of the internship

    Cons

    no cons everything was great

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. Helpful (2)

    "TxDOT is one of the best state agencies to work for."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    TxDOT is one of the best state agencies to work for. I enjoyed working here. The agency has a great culture.

    Cons

    It could improve internal communications with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Increase focus of employee communication.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "COBOL systems analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Texas state employee for 22 years in COBOL it

    Cons

    350 it persons outsourced to nttdata in July 2013. I was laid off from nttdata in sept. 2015

    Advice to Management

    Stength in mainframe cobol and natural


  11. "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.


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