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Updated 5 August 2014
Updated 5 August 2014
43 Reviews

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  1.  

    Things have changed in the IT division

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Division  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - IT Division in Austin, TX (US)

    Pros

    Most of the coworkers helpful, friendly.
    On site cafeteria
    Park like areas outside under trees

    Cons

    Can be a little like "Lord of the Flies"
    Branch Managers can be vindictive, lack leadership qualities
    Pay was low, now it's worse

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does not live by the golden rule. Huge pay increases for you, employees get our jobs cut. We all work hard and to outsource us ostensibly to save money conflicts with the huge salaries you men are making. We are taking a pay cut and our employment with the state has been cut, while other (current) state employees get raises. Think about what that does to morale and motivation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Teenagers in charge

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Austin, TX (US)

    Pros

    Vacation time, medical, steady job hours

    Cons

    Micro managing. Managers don't care what's going on as long as the leads do work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Screen your leads better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Engineering Tech V Summer Hire

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great retirement, and health benefits.

    Cons

    No cons to working for the state.

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  5.  

    Overall a good company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Construction Inspector  in  Denton, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Construction Inspector in Denton, TX (US)

    Pros

    Good retire benefits and opportunities to move up

    Cons

    salary is not very high

    Recommends
  6.  

    Deckhand/AB Galveston Ferry

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    Current Employee - Able Bodied Seaman  in  Galveston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Able Bodied Seaman in Galveston, TX (US)

    Pros

    Home every night, enjoy my job

    Cons

    we do not get paid industry standard wages

    Recommends
  7.  

    welder

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Welder  in  El Paso, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Welder in El Paso, TX (US)

    Pros

    hours holidays insurance own office partys

    Cons

    poor pay bad superviser too many rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow up

  8.  

    Every other opportunity is better.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - IT in Austin, TX (US)

    Pros

    * reasonable work hours; almost always 40, unless you want to do more.

    Cons

    * below market salary rates
    * lack of mentoring / direction for new employees
    * lots of arbitrary deadlines
    * culture of poor communication. employees on the ground have little chance of knowing what's actually going on.
    * lots of administrative overhead (detailed timesheets, status reports, a fair number of unnecessary meetings)
    * large bureaucracy makes it difficult to get things done
    * management never makes changes in response to feedback

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Basically, you have no trust or respect from the employees whatsoever. Management only appears to be interested in cost-cutting and outsourcing, and is destroying the organizational culture. Employees in the halls talk openly about when they're "getting out." Without exaggeration, I can say that this is the worst management I've ever seen, and they could hardly do worse if they were trying.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Not so great.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Austin, TX (US)

    Pros

    People are great and friendly.

    Cons

    Management can be a bit overwhelming with unrealistic deadlines. Lack of opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please place realistic deadlines for huge projects.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Office manager 24 yrs

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Benefits, hours,location, employees,holidays, vacation, sick leave

    Cons

    political, buddy system, no team work,

    Doesn't Recommend
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The key is to keep moving and connected.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Always something new to learn...there is no bottom of this pool and the edges are far away. You'll need a buddy system just to tread water in these rough waters.

    Cons

    Moving into the 21st Century...eventually. A little late for me, but they're finally making progress, now that an armada of auditor's and study after study, it's becoming clear where their real problems lie.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Those 600+ recommendations from Grant Thorton was pretty clear. Please keep the focus. Many are counting on you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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