Travis County, Texas Reviews

Updated 15 July 2014
Updated 15 July 2014
15 Reviews

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  1.  

    Often a life-long career choice

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas full-time

    Pros

    It's rewarding to make a living serving the public, and those who find the right fit are satisfied working their entire careers at this one employer. Health benefits and vacation time are better than average.

    Cons

    It takes a long time working hard to get a promotion, because Travis County employees don't often leave for other jobs elsewhere, and new positions are seldom created. Salaries are below what most would make for similar jobs in the private sector in Austin, particularly for skilled positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Working for the Man

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Travis County, Texas full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Depending on which agency you work for, the work can be quite meaningful and the ability to help the community is real. Many staff are committed to the work that they do, and the benefits structure is excellent.

    Cons

    Working downtown (as most county employees do) can be a hassle with traffic and whatnot. The compensation is generous, but hasn't quite kept up with the cost of living in Austin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be profoundly helpful if management did a review of the work environment in all workplaces so as to stay on top of issues before they explode.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    DA's office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Travis County, Texas for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I had a flexible schedule that allowed me to go to college full-time. Friendly co-workers, close-knit team environment among staff. Decent benefits, including healthcare.

    Cons

    My department had a very demanding, difficult supervisor. Not all departments were like this however. Rigid and lots of rules to follow.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Pleasant and great mangement

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    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Accountant in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Company that value it's employees
    Able to express concerns to management very easily

    Cons

    Not able to move easily unless management retires

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep being nice as you were. Ask the commissioner's court for higher salaries.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    okay at times

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    Former Employee - JDO III  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - JDO III in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Travis County, Texas full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is some good people that work and that really care for their fellow employees. That will treat you as part of a family.

    Cons

    never consistent with they way they want to handle things. Thing changes every 2 to 3 months to management benefit but, not to the employees. With the COL rising the pay is not having a major increase. Employees are forced to work overtime and second jobs in order to make it. The employees that's not in upper management continue to struggle paycheck to paycheck.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the workers and stop just saying "We know how you feel". Stop asking the employees, "What can we do to make things better". When in fact you do nothing but at the same time doing things unsafe, and putting you employees health and careers to an end.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Working for Travis County has always been a great experience

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Troubleshooter  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Troubleshooter in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great relationship with employess and good communication

    Cons

    One particular assignment was not organize

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue the great training and interacting with employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Its great !!

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work life Balance and Less Pressure.

    Cons

    No Career Ladder and no bonuses or good performance bnefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Government Job

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    Current Employee - Purchasing Assistant  in  Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Purchasing Assistant in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits. Working with the Governemnt you help others in your community and provide a public service.

    Cons

    The career development is slow and not much room for promotions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stable employment, but not for the upwardly mobile...

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

    I worked at Travis County, Texas

    Pros

    Stability, benefits, ample leave and holidays.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity for training and advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Laid-back

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

    I worked at Travis County, Texas

    Pros

    I love the laid-back feel. Of course, different areas offer different working environments, but I was satisfied.

    Cons

    No one leaves so it's hard to get a permanent position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow a fair hire; don't only grant jobs on the "hook up".

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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