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TxDOT Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I. T. Has been outsourced"

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    Former Employee - IS Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - IS Analyst in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Retirement
    Health insurance
    Local offices across Texas

    Cons

    They outsourced IT but should not have done so

    Advice to Management

    Good employees need to be kept


  2. Helpful (1)

    "1 year of service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Great managers, mentors available, prefect opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Sometimes the pace is too slow

  3. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and great people to work with

    Cons

    Not many advancement opportunities available


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great if plan on being there awhile"

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    Former Employee - General Maintenance Technician I in Ralls, TX
    Former Employee - General Maintenance Technician I in Ralls, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at TxDOT (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Good training
    Great insurance/dental/vision plans

    Cons

    Pay is monthly
    Have to wait awhile for any career advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more training to whom who want it more.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering tech"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Graham, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Graham, TX

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

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunity and safety program

    Cons

    Upper management can be fickle


  6. "Airport planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, allowing telecommunicating now

    Cons

    Limited advancement opportunities within the division


  7. "Inspector"

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    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

  8. "Great job, ridiculously low pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Best place to learn your job/craft. Everyone is knowledgeable and willing to help, if you just ask. There is plenty of work! Co-workers are very nice. They treat you like your family. Great benefits. Can't stress enough that the benefits are top-notch!

    Cons

    Ridiculously low pay. No raises within a year. If you are looking to get rich, look somewhere else. This is a job here you primary concern is to help the people, not yourself. Promotions and raises go through multiple departments; your "manager" simply cannot give you more money. Everyone's hands are tied in this regard.

    Work is very slow. Absurdly slow. You don't work for profit. Do the job right, and safely! If you get bored easily, look somewhere else!

    Advice to Management

    Management can't do anything. It's simply a system where multiple people have to agree before anything gets done. This is not a con; the system is there because people (in the past) took advantage, and the money that is worked with is the taxpayers. Everything that is done with respect to money is heavily scrutinized.


  9. "Great stable job with good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Video Producer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Video Producer in Austin, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at TxDOT (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits and pay are hard to match in the public sector. It's not a sexy place to work, but it happens to be the most progressive government agency I've every been associated with. The people I worked with made it great for me.

    Cons

    You have to deal with the many policies, procedures, and politics that come along with government work.


  10. "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.


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