TxDOT
3.2 of 5 39 reviews
www.dot.state.tx.us Austin, TX 5000+ Employees

TxDOT Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
TxDOT – Austin – “Learning to inspect bridge decks”

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Good at first, but it devolved into more difficult as I was forced into an unwanted transfer.

Information Specialist II (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at TxDOT full-time for more than 5 years

ProsBenefits are provided, a professional attitude.

ConsSometimes a hard won position can be negated by computer upgrades and you could be sent into a Quota-mad work section.

Advice to Senior ManagementAs long as management continues to work with quotas, quality will ALWAYS suffer, and the efforts of safety-minded data will be tainted.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Government job

Engineering Tech (Current Employee)
Laredo, TX (US)

I have been working at TxDOT as an intern for less than a year

ProsYou will never get laid off
Secure
Stable
Little to to pressure, ever

ConsMinimal pay in engineering, minimal

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Disappointing in recognition of diligence, respect and lack of advancement in salary raises.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

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

ProsWorking with the public to help them get answers to their questions and action for their needs when something needs attention on the 80,000 miles of roads maintained.

ConsA great deal of favoritism and cronyism exists while favorites are recognized and advanced and concern for other employees is practically nonexistent.

Advice to Senior ManagementCultivate equality of pay for equal work among employees and to encourage supervisors to be more fair and even-handed.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Favoritism, nepotism, engineer-centrism, and to a lesser degree, tenure, are the names of the game here.

Lab Personnel (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at TxDOT full-time for more than 8 years

ProsThey do have good health benefit, sick leave, and vacation leave days.

ConsIf you are not an engineer, part of the "good ol' boys or GIRLS club, or related (PROTECTED) by a person in an upper position, you can forget about moving up. TxDOT has the mentality that being an engineer means you can also MANAGE people which is obviously (go ahead and ask any younger to middle-aged NON-engineer and ask them if that's true) not reality.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey wouldn't listen anyway.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Favoritism run AMOK + engineers rule supreme.

Process Inspector (Current Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I have been working at TxDOT

ProsTxDOT offers a good benefits package, ample vacation/sick time, and a stable job where you could feasibly work for the rest of your working life.

ConsTxDOT, even though a PUBLIC sector company, fancies itself an engineering firm. This having been said, if you are not following an educational civil engineering path you can all but forget about career advancement. Important areas such as IT, accounting, and Business Admin. are secondary and even tertiary to engineering. Also, performance takes a backseat to preference when it comes to fair performance evaluations. If you ask questions be prepared to one day take a knife out of your back.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a reason TxDOT is getting such a bad rap and it's not because of the regular employees. Retirees are leaving in record amounts. My advice is just because you have a title does not mean you are ENTITLED. Just like the independent audit stated recently "start rewarding the performers and stop ignoring the problem makers". If, in fact, we are supposed to provide topnotch service to the public, such service needs to start in-house.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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TxDOT is OK as a place to begin a career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at TxDOT

ProsExcellent training opportunities, decent benefits, opportunities for high-profile and challenging projects, opportunity to gain relevent experience that allows one to become marketable

ConsIncompetent senior management and bad public relations leads to extremely poor employee morale. Uncertainity as to the future direction regarding size and scope of the organization.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to all employees and learn about complexity of issues that employyes are dealing with

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