Travis County, Texas

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Travis County, Texas Reviews

Updated 25 February 2015
Updated 25 February 2015
19 Reviews
3.9
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Na

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas

    Pros

    Great work environment and people

    Cons

    Very little can be said in the negative side

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    About Travis County

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    Current Employee - .NET Applications Developer in Austin, TX (US)
    Current Employee - .NET Applications Developer in Austin, TX (US)

    I have been working at Travis County, Texas full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, great schedule and work/life balance

    Cons

    not much upward trajectory or chance for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay better to keep quality talent aorund

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Has it's pluses and minuses

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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 Travis County, Texas full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Paid holidays, decent benefits, job security.

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility, working for "the man", no office perks (no coffee machine or fridge), bureaucracy, pay does not increase on par with cost of living in Austin.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Travis County provides a safe and supportive work environment. Hours and pay are standard, benefits are above average.

    Former Employee - Court Clerk in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Court Clerk in Austin, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    For those who enjoy customer service/working with the public, Travis County provides meaningful opportunities in civil service. Health and retirement benefits are generous compared to the private sector.

    Cons

    It can take up to 5 years to secure parking at downtown locations.

  6.  

    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
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    Working for the Man

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

    I worked at Travis County, Texas full-time (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
  8.  

    DA's office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Travis County, Texas (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
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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 (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

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