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    Great place to learn, and a great place to work.

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Washington, DC
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    Relaxed, friendly environment. It's the government, so everyone has solid job security, which I think makes the work environment more enjoyable.


    The office location isn't located right downtown, but the area around the office is very nice. Tough to park during Nationals game days, but besides that everything is great.

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    Correspondence Management Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at US Department of Transportation in February 2014.

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    I applied for this job in January and received email confirmation mid-January that I was a potential match. Early February, I received a one panel-style interview with 3 supervisors and HR liaison. I was asked questions on my experience and work style (level of initiative, especially) with specific examples and was told what kind of work I would be doing if I received the job. Each member on the panel took turns asking questions and they were friendly (though I could tell they had work to do elsewhere). About a month later, with no word back, I emailed the HR Liaison to ask about my application and she said I was in the security review/background check process. I went to do my fingerprints in early March. I got word that I was hired early April and came for orientation mid-April. Although I was told I would get an offer letter, I had to ask HR in person during orientation for a copy of it. I did not receive an actual list of tasks that encompass my position until late May.

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    There was no negotiation since this is a federal job with a specified GS level (at Tier 1). This job was advertised and confirmed during interview as a position with limited to no advancement opportunities.
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America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities -- Top 25 Government Agencies (#4),, 2012

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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1967
Type Government
Industry Government
Revenue $10+ billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The safety of the nation's highways is a top priority for the US Department of Transportation (DOT). The agency develops federal transportation policy and promotes the improvement of roads, pipelines, railways, airways, and waterways. DOT consists of about 10 organizations, including the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration, and the Maritime Administration. DOT works with the local, state, and private sector to achieve objectives such as increasing mobility, protecting the environment, and supporting national security. Founded in 1966, the... More

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