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Conndot Commissioner James P. Redeker
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  1. Inspector's view of ConnDOT.

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    Current Employee - Inspector in Thomaston, CT
    Current Employee - Inspector in Thomaston, CT

    I have been working at Conndot

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    Pros

    The experience is the best reason, but also the benefits that are included really make the job very marketable.

    Cons

    The salary is a bit below what is expected. I also think that it is very difficult to get promoted based on your performance with ConnDOT.

    Advice to Management

    Senior Management has been good so far, I would like them to increase the payscale so that ConnDOT can be as competitive as the private sector.


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    Tone in Agencies is set by Governor; so some were good, some bad

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    Former Employee - Manager in Newington, CT
    Former Employee - Manager in Newington, CT

    I worked at Conndot full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Public service provides carrer-long opportunities for employees to focus on doing good work, improving their skills, and knowledge, being efficient, thinking and acting in the best interests of the citizens of the State of Connecticut. Most everyone is devoted to the service mission of the agency.

    Cons

    Public service agency where about half the employees are blue collar and half are white collar, which makes for a strange organization. Over time, lowest common denominator (worst behavior in employees) is reflected in policies and rules of the agency. Most governors centralize decision making, reducing manager authority to lowest level (Can's Approve Anything, only can Disapprove or Recommend Action to higher level). Salaries and benefits are good, even in high cost State, so golden handcuffs keep people from leaving.

    Advice to Management

    The agency should be a better place to work than it is. Great mission but agency budget has increasingly poor balance between non-personnel and personnel resources, where legislators, OPM and the Governor have ratcheted down non-personnel budget elements to unsustainable levels. Management needs to get training for itself and to reinstitute delegation of authority to lowest possible levels of organization. The Commissioner is from New Jersey, so does he even know there is a problem?



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