No opportunities or lots of opportunities, depending on where you go
Engineering Assistant (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – October 30, 2018
TxDot is huge. I worked at the Division office, or headquarters. Basically a cube farm with the majority of the staff eligible for retirement. Nothing high tech, cutting edge, modern, ext. Never had any job training, never had any input from the supervisor, never got any assignments from the supervisor. Rarely had any work to do. Vast majority of the "old timers" were hired into the same position that they were getting ready to retire from, 20-40 years of doing the same thing. Even the computer program was from the late 70's, with a 1983 IBM emulator interface. The whole location was just archaic. Now in the field, at the various offices that actually work on the roads, things are super different. Pay is higher for the same positions, advancement is regular, computer programs are up to date, people love their jobs. So just don't go to the downtown Austin offices and you'll problably love it.
Free parking in downtown Austin.
Pay below the HUD definition of "Low income", 10% mandatory retirement deduction from pay, benefits expensive for family. Three days of training on how to park a TxDot truck, 0 job training.