TxDOT Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
46 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great agency, lots of history, treats their employees fairly, best job I've had.

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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 an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of advancement opportunities.
    Able to work on a variety of projects.
    Work with smart people.
    Treated fairly and given the ability to work independently.
    Enjoy coming to work and being a part of a great state agency that provides a vital service to citizens.
    TxDOT has greatly improved and modernized within the last few years. It's technology is now in line with the 21st century.

    Cons

    There is often a breakdown in communication within and outside my division.
    Divisions and sections often work in silos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the internal communcations within the agency.
    Rework and revamp the Crossroads intranet site so that it is more useful and organized for employees.
    Give employees a real channel to communicate ideas and provide feedback on those ideas.
    Improve communication from upper management to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Ever changing

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    • Senior Management
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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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    Employees here really care about each other.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Enjoyed the internship experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    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

  9.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

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