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TxDOT Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Design Division Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Summer Engineering Tech in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Summer Engineering Tech in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very social with a very team-oriented culture. As an intern I was never afraid to ask questions and the division I was in did a great job of making me feel welcome.

    Cons

    Depending on the manager, while some were able to work from home one a week or so, the majority of the hours are not particularly flexible.


  2. "Intern Review for TXDoT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.

  3. 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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "COBOL systems analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Employer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Stable workforce, strong organization with great resources.

    Cons

    Weak Administration and lack of communication.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Permit coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits, great people value family. Always willing to work with you. Stable hours

    Cons

    Low pay. Beltway traffic is a mess.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "This is not the place for you unless"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    A number of paid holidays.
    Very good vacation/sick leave compensation.

    Cons

    Your experience can vary greatly depending on what group you are with and who your manager is, verbal threats, blatant lies, misleading information

    Heavy favoritism is prevalent throughout the organization.

    Lack of integrity and ethics.

    Good old boy system is deeply embedded within this organization.

    I t does not matter how good you are at your job you're not going to get a raise unless you're a member of the clique.

    If you're okay with somebody else taking credit for your work and your accomplishments, then this is the place for you.

    Issues discussed in confidence with HR tend to leak back to the wrong people.

    It's a hostile work environment for outsiders, you'll find out that unless member of these cliques that you're not welcome in this organization. Its a conniving work place where people get what they want and justify any and everything to that end.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Engineering Assistant (E.I.T.)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    I started at TxDOT, went to the private sector, and then came back to TxDOT. After having both private and public sector experiences, I can confidently say that TXDOT is the best place for an E.I.T. to learn everything in a better learning environment and at a faster pace without feeling pigeon-holed. Take advantage of the rotation program- they usually start you in roadway design, then traffic, and finally construction management. You are also not obligated to work over 40 hours and never have to work weekends. Work-life balance is exceptional here.

    Cons

    Pay could obviously be better but then again, the civil engineering industry comes with a low standard of pay than other engineering industries (government contracts, etc).


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Regional Equipment Supervisor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Equipment Supervisor in Laredo, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Equipment Supervisor in Laredo, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good agency with great benefits. Very flexible with leave and appreciates their employees. The benefits are second to non and out weigh the level of stress that comes with the job.

    Cons

    Very demanding job with high stress levels. Work does not slow down and you have to operate at a very fast pace. You get calls after hours and your work phone is constantly getting important emails and calls even on your days off.

    Advice to Management

    Would like to see responsibility shift whenever Supervisor is on leave so that He/She is not having to take calls or emails while on vacation/sick/ or any type of leave. This will give an opportunity for others to grow and gain experience while the Supervisors personal life will not be interrupted.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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