TxDOT Reviews

Updated 31 January, 2015
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  1. Great career choice! Although, in the last decade there has been a decline in employee morale.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist
    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist

    I worked at TxDOT full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Typically a very stable and satisfying place to work. Given the American corporate culture of today, it is still better to serve in State Government.

    Cons

    Constant change created by the legislative political environment weighs heavy on employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, you have an enormous customer base to keep satisfied. Remember, it cannot all be run from the top...allow the districts to share the decision making.

  2. Government job

    Current Intern - Engineering Tech in Laredo, TX (US)
    Current Intern - Engineering Tech in Laredo, TX (US)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Minimal pay in engineering, minimal

  3. Good summer internship for early in college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Engineering Tech
    Current Intern - Engineering Tech

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay for a summer job
    Great people
    Experience viewing sites and production facilities
    Relaxed environment

    Cons

    "Good enough for government work"
    Pay rate doesn't match private industry

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Working 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

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

  6. Summer Hire

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineer Tech in Fort Worth, TX (US)
    Former Intern - Engineer Tech in Fort Worth, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Personnel in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Lab Personnel in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at TxDOT full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

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

    Cons

    If 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 Management

    They wouldn't listen anyway.

  8. It was a pleasure working at TXDOT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Pharr, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in Pharr, TX (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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

  10. Things have changed in the IT division

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.

  11. Teenagers in charge

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    Screen your leads better.

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