Virginia Department of Transportation

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Needs Direction

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Former Contractor - Human Resources Contractor in Richmond, VA
Former Contractor - Human Resources Contractor in Richmond, VA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Tons of autonomy, no micro-management, friendly co-workers

Cons

Lack of direction, unclear expectations, disorganized, terrible pay/pay inconsistent with amount offered during interview, no room for permanent placement

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Disorganized and mismanaged mess

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Department of Transportation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible and generous time off, excellent sick leave and health care benefits. Easy work that has no pressure to complete

    Cons

    Poorly trained and clueless leadership. Managers are promoted based on time served and political connections rather than training and talent. Poor time management and work scheduling. Zero opportunities for pay raises or promotions for merit. Non existent training or job skill improvements. Top down directive management in an environment where employee input is prohibited.

    Advice to Management

    Go to a real training school and discover how to manage a company, Institute a program for continuing job skills training, then reward the workers for gaining new skills with increased pay or promotions. Stop treating everybody under you like they are 5 years old, take input from your subordinates and use the information to benefit the company.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Disorganized, disfunctional, overly compartmentalized, seriously poor leadership, severely lacking in communication

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Department of Transportation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    free coffee, decent training, nice equipment, well equipped break/kitchen area

    Cons

    Disorganized, disfunctional, overly compartmentalized, seriously poor leadership, severely lacking in communication, blatant favoritism and nepotism

    Advice to Management

    send your supervisors to management training

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