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TxDOT Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  1. "Great Agency"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Special Projects Coordinator in Waco, TX
    Current Employee - Special Projects Coordinator in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, people, and opportunities. Provide tons of training and resources to advance people and careers. Lots of opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    It's the government so pay is slightly less than the private sector, but not significantly less. State sometimes subject to hiring/pay freezes, but always temporary

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide and advocate training and providing opportunities for advancement


  2. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Movement in position, paid leave

    Cons

    You are expected to work past regular hours on most days

  3. "Transportation Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Great People, Great Training & Work Environment

    Cons

    Legislature controls hiring, merits


  4. "Contract Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    On February 25, 2016, the Texas Transportation Commission adopted new values, vision, mission, and goals to guide the department’s strategic direction. The updated strategic direction includes the development of performance-based planning and programming processes, measures, and metrics.

    Cons

    learnt new things and challenges through team-building and a review of applicable laws and regulations, sometimes can't get through.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Starting Position"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Project Engineer 4"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Engineer IV in College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Project Engineer IV in College Station, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good, decent place to work. Lots Training with emphasis on training, lots of learning opportunities, family friendly.

    Cons

    Little passive decision making, little sensitive and negative people. Slow pay rises, Contractors and Consulting Engineers rule the day.

    Advice to Management

    Make it stream line and team oriented with good project management and ownership skills as prime goal.


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

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    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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "System Support Specialist I"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The hours are great, and the benefits are even better.

    Cons

    Not enough pay for the amount of work being done and the availability required.

    Advice to Management

    Support and encourage employees by offering a bonus or overtime to obtain a more competitive pay.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Project Coord"

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

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

    Pros

    M-F, 8-5, teleworking available. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Political, low pay/low raises even when rated "outstanding." Legislators reviewing retirement pension plans (currently defined benefit) - results due 1/2019. Pay close attention, incentive to work for state will be gone if defined benefit removed, considering pay is 20% less or more than private sector and raises hard to come by and often 2%, if that, for outstanding work.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of ivory tower and visit the districts often. Listen to field employees, communicate better/more frequently. Value employees. Stop holding raises/promotions for top brass, reward all levels of employees for outstanding work.


  10. "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


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