US Department of Transportation

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Extremely disjointed agency

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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

Pros

The best reason to work for US DOT is the core mission of all the modes is to save lives.

Cons

The US DOT still works in a vaccum. They have not grasped the importance of collaboration - an extension of partnership. Partnerships in the "real" world are when you share common goals with another agency or organization but use your own separate means to get there. Collaboration is when you work together to achieve those goals. DOT tends to work on an island by themselves and not with others. Another issue with DOT is an aging population who have been placed in management and therefore has positioned others in key positions based on personal preferences. Nepotism is very prevalent in this agency.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

It appears that the political appointees of this Administration "gets it". They understand what it takes to suceed and how to structure the organization by employing and retaining a skilled workforce. I hope they are able to keep the momentum to change DOT into the great agency it has the potential to become.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Training process is a jock

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mather, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mather, CA

    I worked at US Department of Transportation

    Pros

    Great pay
    Good benefits
    Lots of down time

    Cons

    Horrible training
    Management is useless
    Lots of down time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least pretend you care

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Depends on where you are in your career...

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist
    Current Employee - IT Specialist

    I have been working at US Department of Transportation

    Pros

    Advancement of lower level employees is very fast up to a certain point. Benefits in general are very good in any government agency, DOT is no different. Generally enjoy the work environment.

    Cons

    Training budget is very limited to keep employee skills up to date. Some of the 14s and 15s are very lazy and hold up projects for long periods of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that more weeding out of individuals who are unwilling to perform up to an expected standard for their grade level is needed.

    Recommends
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