Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Reviews

Updated 11 Jan 2021

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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Executive Director Richard A. Hyde (no image)
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  • "low pay, not many career options for mid level employees(in 31 reviews)

  • "Management at the Houston office is known throughout the TCEQ as being(in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Great People, Decent Benefits, Lackluster Pay"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Environmental Permit Specialist 

    I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Great people to work with. Everyone is willing to help and will work with you so that you can succeed. -Good work-life balance. As long as you're on top of your work, there shouldn't be any overtime or weekends. Vacation requests should not have any trouble being approved. Will work with your schedule if you have been there for a while. -Good insurance policy. Reasonably priced vision and dental.

    Cons

    -Pay is lackluster and advancement is very rigid. Follows a strict payment ladder. Results in very high turnover. -Government work, so sometimes can feel very slow and lots of regulations to keep track of. -There is sometimes a disconnect between upper management expectations and what is considered feasible by technical staff.

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  2. "Great team"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enforcement Coordinator in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff, Work from home, appropriate expectations, leave at 5

    Cons

    somewhat disorganized, some managers are not great


  3. "Easy, But can be boring"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Environmental Investigator II in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits are great; Easy workload for the most part

    Cons

    Can be boring at times

  4. "Solid first job"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Natural Resource Specialist II in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time

    Pros

    Regular schedule, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Rigid internal policies, low pay

  5. "Good work environment"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attorney 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time

    Pros

    Culture of dedicated professionals working to do the best job that they are capable of

    Cons

    Agency favors upper management when seeking salary increases. Management allows hostile work environments to develop under poor middle managers.

  6. "Good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Enforcement Coordinator 

    I worked at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time

    Pros

    Easy job and friendly staffs

    Cons

    not much for advancement or growth with agency

  7. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Permit Specialist 

    I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time

    Pros

    There is a great work environment

    Cons

    The salary is not the best

  8. "Environmental specialist"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Investigator 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time

    Pros

    Family like atmosphere, great way to start your career

    Cons

    Don’t have any at the moment

  9. "Ok I guess"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sugar Land, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Interesting lab work for water quality

    Cons

    Management was inconsistent, incompetent, and would argue all the time.

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  10. "The Mikey Leland Internship is AMAZING!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Texas Commission on Environmental Quality full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I loved the Mikey Leland Environmental Internship. It provided me with great experience in my future field.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything!

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