US Department of Transportation

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US Department of Transportation Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
45 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's a good place to work, and feel good about your work.

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    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Transportation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Like all government jobs, the usual perks are (normally) stability, good health benefits, and a good retirement investment opportunity (the Thrift Savings Plan). My co-workers are wonderful, we have an important mission which really helps too. Promotion potential is pretty good up to a point.

    Cons

    The main challenge, again like all government jobs, is Congress waging war on federal workers by freezing our pay for three years. This has resulted in a major loss of buying power in a very expensive place to live.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The hiring of supervisory positions is often based on favoritism. A large portion of supervisors are very bad managers, they are technical people that were promoted beyond their abilities.

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    Positive Outlook
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Transportation

    Pros

    Positive environment. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Often too segmented between modes

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talented Professionals Committed to Others

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Transportation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    DOT is a regulatory agency, most people are experts in their field - even the politicals have several years of experience in the field. You can tell most people love their job & genuinely want to make a difference.

    Cons

    Promotional Opportunity is a challenge because minus the politicals for most of the senior leadership this is their career.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great job, great people!

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    Current Employee - Program and Management Assistant
    Current Employee - Program and Management Assistant

    I have been working at US Department of Transportation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best part of my job are my fellow co-workers. Everyone her comes in and gives an honest days work for an honest days pay. The pay for what I do is good.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement within my geographic location, there are plenty opportunities but I would have to up root my family and move away from home.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Removing the FV Pay Band and returning us to the GS Pay Band.

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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work

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    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at US Department of Transportation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedules, good salaries, telework opportunities

    Cons

    Very few opportunities to move from clerical to analyst positions,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have an audit of actual duties vs. job descriptions to us as a tool for setting grade levels. Many of clerical positions still at GS-5/6 probably need to be at higher levels due to work assignments and vice versa for some mid-management positions.

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    Positive Outlook
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  7.  

    Overall, I enjoyed my work experience

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Transportation as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Lax work environment (non-busy season)
    Experience in the industry

    Cons

    Takes many people to complete simple tasks
    Non-interesting topics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More quick and efficient methods to complete tasks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I worked as an intern for USDOT for 2 years on and off.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at US Department of Transportation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many opportunities for employees, ability to move between departments (if you really want to and bring it up) good benefits and time off, good mentors, great culture.

    Cons

    Sometimes the pace of the work can be a little slow. I would be really bored for a couple of days and have nothing to do and then other days I would be relatively busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice, my manager and coworkers were great!

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  9.  

    Great place to work on transportation policy issues

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    Former Employee - Deputy Administrator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Deputy Administrator in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Transportation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people, the location and the benefits made working at DOT a good place. Commuting benefits were also very good. Location on the metro and bus lines made getting to work much easier.

    Cons

    It is difficult to get promoted into the SES core as there are many qualified candidates and not enough positions. Best chance for promotions seems to be minorities or people with several degrees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    keeping a job

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    Current Employee - Human Resource Specialist in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Human Resource Specialist in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at US Department of Transportation as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    easy to follow job description and so on

    Cons

    need to be constantly aware of of insecure upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    just do what you are told

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  11.  

    Perfectly fine.

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    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Transportation

    Pros

    The DoT is very public transportation accessable as the Navy Yard metro station is right across the street. The neighborhood is constantly improving.

    Cons

    It is a pretty typical government agency; sometimes I'm hindered by the bureaucracy, but as compared to the DoD it is downright entreprenuerial.

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