Depends on where you work
Program Specialist (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – November 29, 2018
I've had both good an bad management at TCEQ. The luck of the draw is where you fall. My current management is corrupt. They are doing very illegal, unethical things, but upper management is allowing it. While the benefits and time off at the agency are great, it again depends on which department you land in. Some departments are terrible about letting employees use their annual or sick leave, while other areas are fine with staff taking time off work. The environment is business casual, but there is not always a sense of team. Often there is a fear of retaliation if staff disagrees with management, or makes a complaint. And managers are quick to throw employees under the bus for their (manager's) mistakes. Raises are small, and non existent if your manager doesn't like you. Regardless of how good an employee you are, if managers don't like you they will not give you promotions, raises, or help you along in your career. You must be very careful which department you get in with.