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TxDOT Reviews

Updated November 26, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "HR Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Senior Human Resource Business Partner in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resource Business Partner in Killeen, TX

    I worked at TxDOT full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Robust training programs.
    Good benefit plans.

    Cons

    Advancement opportunities limited for various pay grades and departments.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Low salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henrietta, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Henrietta, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of comp. time and vacation and sick leave time.

    Cons

    Poor salaries and poor bullyish or indecisive management.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "ROW Project Manager"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good retirement and benefits. There is not much more pros about this company

    Cons

    Overloading of work, Inefficient work process, Under pay for skill set of employees, insufficient training program


  4. "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.


  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Application Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TxDOT full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and some professionals co-workers.

    Cons

    No room to grow unless you are favorite and politics are involve in the projects.

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Desktop Support/Programmer"

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    Former Employee - IT Desktop Support in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - IT Desktop Support in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Stable work environment. Mostly friendly people doing what they can to server the public.

    Cons

    Very political, bad and incompetent management. Projects with no direction and no hope of ever being completed. No budget and very backwards thinking when it comes to IT.

    Advice to Management

    It's a government agency, I don't think it gets any better.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work if you like being micro managed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lampasas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lampasas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TxDOT full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    State insurance and decent schedule

    Cons

    Very much a buddy system. Not tolerant to inter racial marriage

    Advice to Management

    Make about the work you perform not who you are friends with


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Adm Ast/Tech V/Accountant II in Paris, TX
    Former Employee - Adm Ast/Tech V/Accountant II in Paris, TX

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

    Pros

    There are wonderful Directors, Managers and Supervisors at TxDot, however there are evil and crooked Managers as well. Before I transferred from a wonderful position to the Accounting Dept., I should have thoroughly checked out how other employees were treated by the new manager, Michelle Cravotta. If only I had, I would have known that she had terminated very good employees for refusing to turn their heads and keep quiet about illegal goings on under her umbrella. She has destroyed many livelihoods who could have retired in a few years. My advice is to check backgrounds and get information from other employees before applying or transferring to another position.

    Cons

    I worked for great Directors from 1999 - 2011, however I transferred to Accounting in 2011 only to have a chance for pay scale advancement. Unfortunately, I walked into a lion's den. Other accountants were falsifying time sheets and the new manager instructed me to turn my head and look the other way. I refused due to my integrity and honesty and the new manager discharged me stating that i did not fulfill her expectations. Ironically, all of my job performances from 1999 though 2014 were superior. TxDot is an at will agency and unfortunately there are crooked managers who will get rid of excellent employees to save face and to keep from being found out.

    Advice to Management

    When new managers are hired, they should be evaluated and watched. Due to what happened to me and other accountants across the board who were under this same manger, you should listen to what your employees have to say and take notice at their excellent history with your agency and their past superior evaluations before you allow a crooked manager to discharge them in order to cover up fraud and theft.


  10. "Management analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Lots of time off, decent insurance

    Cons

    Lots of lazy coworkers. Nepotism


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