TxDOT Reviews

Updated 27 September 2014
Updated 27 September 2014
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    Summer Hire

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer Tech in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Engineer Tech in Fort Worth, TX (US)

    I worked at TxDOT as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great projects to work on
    Experience within how TxDOT works, this can be really helpful as a private consultant
    Job security

    Cons

    Felt like a really antiquated work environment
    Pay isn't as good as private sector

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    It was a pleasure working at TXDOT

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    Former Employee - Intern in Pharr, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Pharr, TX (US)

    I worked at TxDOT part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay for starting/entry level workers, nice pay for experience workers, preferably engineers and professionals...They have great compensation and benefits for employees and even entry level workers...Have the option of working inside and outside...high standards

    Cons

    not great pay for human resources people, and people that run the backbone....Dealt with rough relations with other employees...One time I received a threatening letter from a former employee, but he was not in the right mind, and so that is what my supervisor advised me to say and remember

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to supervise staff more, make sure they are working...Handle workers more efficiently

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    TxDOT has been a good place to work for over 20 years.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Special Project Coordinator in Mesquite, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Special Project Coordinator in Mesquite, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth for those who work hard. Relaxed atmosphere and easy to balance work with family. Great paid holidays.

    Cons

    Agency is undergoing major change so morale is low. Benefits have dwindled over the years. Technology is antiquated. Pay can be low for new hires.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communication open. Employees want to know what to expect.

    Positive Outlook
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    Things have changed in the IT division

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

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  6.  

    Teenagers in charge

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

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

    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
  7.  

    Engineering Tech V Summer Hire

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Great retirement, and health benefits.

    Cons

    No cons to working for the state.

  8.  

    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)

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good retire benefits and opportunities to move up

    Cons

    salary is not very high

    Recommends
  9.  

    Deckhand/AB Galveston Ferry

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Able Bodied Seaman in Galveston, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Able Bodied Seaman in Galveston, TX (US)

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Home every night, enjoy my job

    Cons

    we do not get paid industry standard wages

    Recommends
  10.  

    welder

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Welder in El Paso, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Welder in El Paso, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    hours holidays insurance own office partys

    Cons

    poor pay bad superviser too many rules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    grow up

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    Every other opportunity is better.

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    Former Employee - IT in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - IT in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at TxDOT full-time (more than 3 years)

    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

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