- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at TxDOTPros
Steady 8-5 M-f Schedule.
Career mobility throughout the agency if you want it, or ability to spend most of your career in the same location if that is what you want.
Layoffs are practically unheard of.Cons
The biggest problem with TxDOT is it has the potential to be an example of efficiency, good stewardship of tax dollars and public trust, a model of what an ideal public sector agency should be, but a lot of times even when positive changes are implemented the execution is horrible. Either you hear rumors of a promising change taking place and 10 years later your still hearing the same rumors they pilot the idea people cry and management backs off, or you are flooded with a tsunami of major changes all at once with no transition what so ever and little or no feedback is acted on. I mean what's with the all or nothing mentality? I agree executive management should make the final decisions on major changes but what ever happened to a well thought out plan that keeps both old and new systems running in parallel until the new system can take over gracefully and take really good notes on lessons learned and for goodness sakes don't let the status quo paralyze you or don't tie half the major systems people are trying to use up in transaction all at once.Advice to ManagementAdvice
If your going to use an outsourcing model for support services, consider going with one vender and not having one for day to day operations, and two or three for more specialized things. The right vendor will have subsidiaries for more specialized tasks.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- 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
Negotiation DetailsYes. 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 OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
- 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
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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...