Management Analyst in Austin, TX
I worked there several years ago so things may have changed but when I worked there the managers and directors were not consistently more competent than the people they managed. That situation does not make for a healthy environment. Hopefully that has changed.
Investigator in Austin, TX
Employee Sickness: Toxic workplaces lead to employee burnout, fatigue, and illness due to high levels of stress that wreak havoc on our bodies. If people are calling in sick or worse, are working sick, that's a good sign of a toxic work environment.
Narcissistic Leadership: Your higher-ups demand that you always agree with them, tell them they're right, and feel they're above the rules. They expect everyone else to be perfect while they can meet lower standards.
Little to No Enthusiasm: Look around the office. Is anyone happy to be working there? Is anyone smiling? Are conversations positive and upbeat? Is anyone talking at all? A ”no” to these questions equals toxicity.
Lack of Communication or Negative Communication: You and others don't get the necessary information to do your job. You work hard with no positive feedback and no recognition, and you might even be told to be glad you have a job at all.
High Turnover: When the work environment has nothing good to offer except dysfunction, poor morale, and sickness, people will start heading for the door to find a better situation. If you notice a high turnover rate in your company or department, take that as a sign of a toxic workplace.
Program Specialist IV in Austin, TX
Unhealthy work environment. Managers not based upon knowledge but personal friendships. Anyone over 50 is the enemy. New leadership from out of state has changed state to Common Core and socialist reform of Fierre without legislative awareness of current policies. Only youth rewarded. A total mess ostate agency state age m.j
A great place to work; collegial team environment; clear job performance expectations; supportive management culture in terms of work life balance; great benefits
This is a miserable place to work and the people in Management just want to make everyone below them as miserable as they are. The system and processes are so out of date that they actually work backwards at times. The only way to get ahead is to fail so miserably in your own dept that they promote you up and out just to get rid of you. If you want a real career or any job satisfaction, steer clear of this place!!