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US Department of Transportation Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
45 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding group of professionals in the Office of the Secretary; Security, Intelligence and Emergency Response.

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    Former Employee - Security Policy Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Security Policy Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    A very diverse mission set supporting 10 separate administrations. Even though FAA is the size of the HQ and 9 administrations combined.

    Cons

    Funding shortfalls and cross talk between administrations.

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    Support and empower the young innovators.

    Recommends
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    Excelent environment to work at. People are very professional.

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    Former Employee - Financial Management Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Management Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at US Department of Transportation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Excelent benefits, opportunity to grow, competitive salaries.

    Cons

    May be require to move to another state within the Union.

    Recommends
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Freedom to be creative. Real impact on the transportation system. Great work life balance and proactive telework policy.

    Cons

    Salary is limited by federal regulations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Young engineers should come to NHTSA/DOT, great pay, great benefits, great place to GROW!

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    Current Employee - Safety Defects Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Safety Defects Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Transportation

    Pros

    Working in the National Vehicle Safety (NVS) part of NHTSA can be extremely rewarding because you are overseeing the safety of the general public, by reducing highway traffic injuries and deaths. Some particular jobs involve vehicle crash testing. The pay promotions and benefits are excellent. Transit benefits are including, approximately $150 per month to use the metro. Salaries for entry level engineers start from GS7 and move to a GS9 in one year, then GS11, GS12, GS13 every year. A GS14 is possible after some time and some special projects. GS15 is for management. and SES levels are possible for upper managements like Office Directors and Administrators. The promotions are mainly based on time in service over performance, but it is important to work hard and make your managers happy with you because they approve or dissapprove your promotions. Every year there is a inflation adjustment of 3-5% in your salary regardless of a promotion or not. You are entitled to the TSP retirement program and there is 5% matching contribution. Health, dental, vision is available. Our division also allows telecommuting (working from home) twice a week as well as RDO's (rotating days off) (i.e. a friday or monday of every other week off).

    Cons

    Occasionally you may have to work with a disagreeable manager who isn't fun to work with but the majority of the people at NHTSA are pleasant, helpful and independent. It is a calm atmosphere and people do a good job and there is usually low stress. Sometimes, you will have to accomplish a task quickly, but this is not too hard.

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    Make sure all people are being treated fairly.

    Recommends
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    Fast paced and rewarding!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Transportation

    Pros

    Flexibility, Travel, Location, Boss, Experience

    Cons

    Politics, Lack of Budget, Commute,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Transportation

    Pros

    Employer sponsored tax-deferred savings plans are a critical component to many employer's benefits packages for employees. 401(K)'s allow employees to save for retirement through payroll deductions, which are typically matched by the employer to some degree. The pre-tax nature of the employee's contribution helps minimize the immediate tax burden for employees.

    Cons

    Though very conflicted, little by little you could realize how to work efficiency. Secondly, working for a company makes you know about the outline of whole process for the task achievement. Also, you should do only specialty. For example, if you are a salesman, you won’t design to advertise. Moreover, you can be paid stable incomes while you are working. You don’t have to worry about your company’s finance. However, working for a company also has some disadvantages. Firstly, if your company became sluggish, you might be fired. In other words, you must be outstanding and indispensable to survive. S

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In conclusion, I recommend working for a company during the early years of working. I think it makes you know how to be comfortable with society. Nevertheless, after experiencing the working for a company, if you can do it, being self-employed is worth a try. Nobody knows you could be a successful man. Good luck to you!

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