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  www.dot.state.tx.us
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    Micro management in Communications

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TxDOT

    Pros

    Benefits, work-life balance, half hour three times a week to work out

    Cons

    Micro management, inability to be flexible and think creatively, lack of candor, fear-based and reactive rather than proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your people have some latitude esp. if they have proven themselves and have great ideas.

TxDOT Interviews

Updated 16 Sep 2014
Updated 16 Sep 2014

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    Assistant Materials and Warehouse Supervisor II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bryan, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bryan, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at TxDOT.

    Interview Details

    Initial communications good, scheduling for interview good. Interviewer, however, took 6 hours to complete the interview process (not including an hour lunch break at the noon hour). Interviewer was not very organized in the process. The interview should have taken no longer than two hours to complete. His office was well-organized in contrast to his somewhat rambling interview process. The physical environment was comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    • Difficult in the subject matter: interviewer asked what my supervisory style would be with our subordinates. My style contrasted his: he was apparently a micro-manager, allowing competent subordinates very little room for initiative and decision-making, and a lack of trust in both subordinates and higher management. My style was to learn the competencies of each subordinate in order to let them exercise their initiative and decision-making; and rather than not trust until that was earned, I preferred trusting until an action or actions on the part of an individual dictated mis-trust or rather, closer supervision of an individual.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes. Although initially I did not accept the offer because of the salary, the offer of a higher salary that was acceptable at the time did lead me to accept the offer, despite a move across the state.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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Website www.dot.state.tx.us
Headquarters Austin, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1991
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

Bob Wills saw Miles and Miles of Texas, and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) makes sure that we do too. TxDOT builds and maintains interstate, US, and state highways, as well as farm-to-market roads throughout the state. It also oversees public transportation systems in the state. The aviation division assists local governments manage funds for airport development. In 2009 the agency transferred some its responsibilities, including issuing license plates and vehicle titles, to the newly created Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. The governor-appointed... More

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