TxDOT Reviews

Updated 27 September 2014
Updated 27 September 2014
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people, but typical government job with limited advancement opportunity.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Transportation Engineer II
    Former Employee - Transportation Engineer II

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

    Pros

    The people are great, and the types of jobs within the organization are almost unlimited. There really is something for everybody.

    Cons

    Advancement is based more on seniority than performance. If you want to speed up the process at all, don't just be the best at your job, be ready to move...multiple times all over the state.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut some dead wood, and give younger employees the opportunity to advance their careers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Employees here really care about each other.

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

    I worked at TxDOT full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working at TxDOT really was a family environment. It always seemed like everyone knew everyone...even though there are 12k employees! Very secure place to work. And the work was never dull.

    Cons

    Changes in upper-level management (administration) and persistent reorganizations have changed the culture somewhat over the past few years - people seem to feel a bit less secure in their jobs, and feel less appreciated and understood under this new leadership. Additionally, the culture has suffered a bit from a large number of retirements, with vacancies filled mostly from outside the organization, rather than promoting from within, which has damaged morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    TxDOT became the nation's best DOT because of it's people. Value them, empower them, and let them do their jobs - they won't let you down.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Ever changing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TxDOT full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Training is always available.

    Cons

    Constant change. Lack of communication

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  5.  

    Job agency does is admirable. Some supervisors are unscrupulous schemers, liars and thieves.

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

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

    Pros

    Does excellent work for Texas and its citizens

    Cons

    Agency supports supervisors even in the face of evidence of lying, discrimination and of other wrongdoing. Appeals are useless since the whole process is for labeling the agency correct in its actions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check employee claims against what supervisors allege, you'll probably find some are using the system and it's flaws for ill-gotten gain. EEOC is investigating now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Enjoyed the internship experience

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

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

    Pros

    Gained great field experience in construction

    Cons

    Typically 8 hours a day, but the day can extend unexpectedly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Government job

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Minimal pay in engineering, minimal

  8.  

    Great career choice! Although, in the last decade there has been a decline in employee morale.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist
    Former Employee - Engineering Specialist

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Good summer internship for early in college

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech
    Current Employee - Engineering Tech

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

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    They wouldn't listen anyway.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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