TxDOT
3.2 of 5 38 reviews
www.dot.state.tx.us Austin, TX 5000+ Employees

TxDOT Reviews

Updated Apr 03, 2014
TxDOT – Austin – “Learning to inspect bridge decks”

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welder

Welder (Current Employee)
El Paso, TX (US)

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

Proshours holidays insurance own office partys

Conspoor pay bad superviser too many rules

Advice to Senior Managementgrow up

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Every other opportunity is better.

IT (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at TxDOT full-time for 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 Senior ManagementBasically, 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.

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

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Not so great.

Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

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

ProsPeople are great and friendly.

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

Advice to Senior ManagementPlease place realistic deadlines for huge projects.

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

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Office manager 24 yrs

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at TxDOT

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

Conspolitical, buddy system, no team work,

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The key is to keep moving and connected.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at TxDOT full-time for more than 5 years

ProsAlways 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.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Long term potential if you aren't interested in much advancement or money, unless you are a civil engineer.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Houston, TX (US)

I worked at TxDOT full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLots of time off potential, especially since they don't pay overtime, and instead earn comp time. If you get fired then you did something completely stupid and unethical because nobody loses their job. Close knit working environment and friendly people. Great place to get career experience to move on elsewhere. Even though the pay is bad, the benefits are pretty good.

ConsThe pay. If you are not a CIVIL engineer it's pretty much a dead end place to work. Even for non-engineering positions TxDOT tends to hire engineers for. Upper administration makes decent money but regular employees don't. Management doesn't allow much decision making from regular employees and discourages it. The only potential to become a manager is if someone dies or retires. You are an enemy of the public and the media.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive employees some decision making ability which encourages ingenuity. Something needs to be done about the pay because those benefits that you use to retain people are getting more and more expensive but the pay isn't going up to help.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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fair

Engineering Tech V (Current Employee)
Gainesville, GA (US)

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

Prosif you are in the right position you can spend a lot of time with your family

ConsIf you are not management or a engineer you do not make any money

Advice to Senior Managementpay us more

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Learned a lot due to working on the field

Engineering Tech I (Current Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I have been working at TxDOT

ProsI learned stuff that I couldn't learn through textbooks, such as the different machinery that goes into placing concrete, etc.

ConsBeing outside for 9 hours a day in the heat of Austin definitely wore me out

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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laidback

Engineering Tech I (Former Employee)
Fort Worth, TX (US)

I worked at TxDOT

ProsIf you are a fresh engineering graduate, then TxDOT is a place to start your career.

Conslow salary, lukewarm management, crude inspectors

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work, layed back, opportunities for training, but low salary

Systems Analyst (Current Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I have been working at TxDOT

Prosgood benefits, training available, layed back, not much stress, work/life balance and fitness programs

Conslow salary, not much flexibility in schedule, must work same schedule everyday, unless approved for different schedule

Advice to Senior Managementn/a

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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