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    Maint Tech III

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at TxDOT

    Pros

    Mostly great people to work with. Paid vacation, comp time, many paid holidays, 8-10 hours some on 4-day work week, varied types of work, usually good supervisors, managers are far off in their glass houses--rarely come out, many safe practices and equipment, many types of training to learn, can move lateral or up, high school summer hire program, college scholarships, pension, 401K and 457, medical, life ins

    Cons

    Flood, ice & accident work on highways, drivers almost running over you & cursing you, favoritism (as any job), fair pay now, slugs who won't work & get away with it at your expense, TX govt controls purse string limiting how much funds received, not enough funds for repairs. A few supervisors no balls and won't stand up for you--take credit for everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mgt needs to check on superiors more often and "drive" the roads. Sick of hearing "TX DOT transparency"--move on. New payroll, purchasing (and more) software sucks! Doesn't make job easier or faster--added more work in office and less time on road doing road repairs--wake up and quit taking low bid!! Some inspectors don't hold contractors to specs.

TxDOT Interviews

Updated 16 Sep 2014
Updated 16 Sep 2014

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    Assistant Materials and Warehouse Supervisor II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bryan, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bryan, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at TxDOT.

    Interview Details

    Initial communications good, scheduling for interview good. Interviewer, however, took 6 hours to complete the interview process (not including an hour lunch break at the noon hour). Interviewer was not very organized in the process. The interview should have taken no longer than two hours to complete. His office was well-organized in contrast to his somewhat rambling interview process. The physical environment was comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    • Difficult in the subject matter: interviewer asked what my supervisory style would be with our subordinates. My style contrasted his: he was apparently a micro-manager, allowing competent subordinates very little room for initiative and decision-making, and a lack of trust in both subordinates and higher management. My style was to learn the competencies of each subordinate in order to let them exercise their initiative and decision-making; and rather than not trust until that was earned, I preferred trusting until an action or actions on the part of an individual dictated mis-trust or rather, closer supervision of an individual.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes. Although initially I did not accept the offer because of the salary, the offer of a higher salary that was acceptable at the time did lead me to accept the offer, despite a move across the state.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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Website www.dot.state.tx.us
Headquarters Austin, TX
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1991
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year
Competitors Unknown

Bob Wills saw Miles and Miles of Texas, and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) makes sure that we do too. TxDOT builds and maintains interstate, US, and state highways, as well as farm-to-market roads throughout the state. It also oversees public transportation systems in the state. The aviation division assists local governments manage funds for airport development. In 2009 the agency transferred some its responsibilities, including issuing license plates and vehicle titles, to the newly created Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. The governor-appointed... More

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