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TxDOT Reviews

Updated April 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "HR Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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 (2)

    "Low salary"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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 (1)

    "ROW Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    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


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  5. "General Engineer Tech I"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "TxDOT is OK as a place to begin a career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent training opportunities, decent benefits, opportunities for high-profile and challenging projects, opportunity to gain relevent experience that allows one to become marketable

    Cons

    Incompetent senior management and bad public relations leads to extremely poor employee morale. Uncertainity as to the future direction regarding size and scope of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to all employees and learn about complexity of issues that employyes are dealing with


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not bad but can get redundant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Not too much fear of layoffs

    Cons

    Work can get redundant and can be 8 hours of working on the same thing everyday


  8. Helpful (1)

    "fair"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech V in Gainesville, GA
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech V in Gainesville, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    if you are in the right position you can spend a lot of time with your family

    Cons

    If you are not management or a engineer you do not make any money

    Advice to Management

    pay us more


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Long term potential if you aren't interested in much advancement or money, unless you are a civil engineer."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of time off potential, especially since they don't pay overtime, and instead earn comp time. If you get fired then you did something completely stupid and unethical because nobody loses their job. Close knit working environment and friendly people. Great place to get career experience to move on elsewhere. Even though the pay is bad, the benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    The pay. If you are not a CIVIL engineer it's pretty much a dead end place to work. Even for non-engineering positions TxDOT tends to hire engineers for. Upper administration makes decent money but regular employees don't. Management doesn't allow much decision making from regular employees and discourages it. The only potential to become a manager is if someone dies or retires. You are an enemy of the public and the media.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees some decision making ability which encourages ingenuity. Something needs to be done about the pay because those benefits that you use to retain people are getting more and more expensive but the pay isn't going up to help.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Ever changing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Training is always available.

    Cons

    Constant change. Lack of communication


  11. Helpful (2)

    "People are like family."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Department has met the challenge of keeping up with technological advances.

    Cons

    Some managers go to far to minimize the costs at the expense of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees.



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