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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)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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.

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    easy to follow job description and so on

    Cons

    need to be constantly aware of of insecure upper management

    Advice to Management

    just do what you are told


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    Frustrating, but personally satisfying work.

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    Current Employee - Talent Development Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Talent Development Officer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at US Department of Transportation

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are resilient to too many political appointees, fifedoms, and overall ineffective government bureacracy, you will do well here. They have (in most areas) great work-life balance like telework, flexible work, and all. The senior leadership is pretty nice, but there are typically a lot of levels in between.

    Cons

    Poor first-line supervision, disengaged employees, unmotivated learning and development attitude, and an overall lack of strategic planning at the middle levels.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your people. Try to avoid having money go directly to the program offices without skimming funds for the agency (OST) to use for training and development. Trust me, you need it.


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