Texas Education Agency Employee Reviews
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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.
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.
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
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 The system and processes are so out of date that they actually work backwards at times.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!!
The pay was descent
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The work is meaningful and great! Employees really care about what they do and are able to support work-life balance. The salary is a little lacking. However, benefits are pretty good.
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Micromanagement and distrust of employees have resulted in low employee morale, hesitance of employees in bringing new ideas to the table, high employee turnover, increased costs in training new employees, which has also resulted in project milestones and deadlines not being met. Replace current management with managers who are leaders that inspire employees, communicate on a professional level and welcome employee feedback, where employees openly share their ideas.
Salary is good for state government. Implementation of new, more efficient changes in project processes, procedures, and reorganization of the division.
Micromanagement, distrust of employees, unprofessional work environment.
This review is for my current role in IT. Don't dare try to be innovative or have any initiation. Do only what you are told. There presentation mantra is Death by PowerPoint and are technologically behind in every respect. They set a horrible example for an EDUCATION agency. Trying to change anything in this culture is next to impossible as there are too many people who have been there way too long - and don't want anything to change. They use technology, software, and methods that were popular in the 90's and believe if they change to meet current trends, methods, practices, needs, etc., that they will lose their jobs because they can't keep up. Well, maybe they should lose their jobs so that educators and students can be better served.
Pay and health benefits
Cronyism, slow, bureaucratic, unprofessional, gossipy, cliquish, immature, toxic
The company is a very pleasant place to work at for the most part (some business units are not so great). Work life balance is awesome. However, the agency tends to do frequent reorganizations which causes confusion. Also, historically they have over hired and had subsequent major layoffs.
Great work life balance
Not much unless you get laid off.
The upper management needs experience, managing and experience of project management. The upper management does not have any experience with waterfall or Agile project management.
Time off is good
Lack of professionism.
The Texas Education Agency is a rewarding place to work with an employee-friendly climate and good benefits, but constant turnover in leadership can limit career advancement opportunities. I love working in a role that helps so many teachers and students, and the support I've received from direct supervisors during my time with the agency, but believe my professional interests are best served working for an employer with less turnover and shifting priorities at the institutional level.
While I love working for my direct supervisor, the overall management at the agency does not promote a conducive, positive, or productive working environment. Management definitely exhibits favoritism and ignores the talent, ideas, and skills of many of the quality employees.