Florida Department of Transportation
3.5 of 5 17 reviews
www.dot.state.fl.us Tallahassee, FL 5000+ Employees

Florida Department of Transportation Reviews

Updated Jun 23, 2014
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3.5 17 reviews

                             

67% Approve of the CEO

Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad

Ananth Prasad

(3 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great people to work with

    Administrative Assistant I (Current Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsManagement is encouraging of moving productive people upwards, opportunities to advance, good benefits, alternative work week

    ConsVery slow work pace at times, poor pay at the entry level, the building could use some sprucing up

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer higher wages! People will want to stick around

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Outstanding, innovative opportunities given to young engineers.

    Professional Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsAs an engineer, my district gives me as many opportunities to improve myself and my staff as we can handle. Training is constantly provided, and there is a true spirit of teamwork to help improve other teammates.

    ConsSalaries just are not competitive and the hiring process is onerous.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease provide some improvements regarding salary structure and hiring. It is very frustrating to know that our staff cannot be retained for a long timeframe. This can set up our work units for failure.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good people, good opportunity for learning and professional growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible, good training, excellent coworkers, challenging work

    Consmanagement communication, lack of clear path for promotion

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees concerns.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Fort Myers, FL

    ProsGood benefits for all employees

    ConsSalary is near the bottom of industry's standard

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I really liked working here but office politics was the downfall.

    Professional Engineer (Former Employee)
    Tallahassee, FL

    ProsA lot of good coworkers and getting to work for the people of Florida. Very good health insurance (CHP rocks!)

    ConsIt all depends on the state congress and the governor on how they treat state employees. With the government that is in office now they sent out emails saying "We are headed in the right direction" and a graph showing state workers jobs going down while the private companies jobs were going up. I have never worked somewhere where the management wanted you and your fellow workers to lose their jobs. Pay was not as good as the private industry, they hadn't given raises to anyone for 7 years when I worked their, and they were taking away more and more benefits each year with the excuse to be more in line with private companies but if they wanted that then they would raise the pay to match private companies also.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't treat government workers like second class workers. You get what you pay for. When you keep taking the budget deficit cuts out on the back of your employees while cutting what you take in from the people who use the services you will not get happy employees and have high turn over.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great employer!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork environment is friendly and relaxed.

    ConsSalary is paid by the State and is low compared to private employment.

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    One of the best places I've worked in my career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Bartow, FL

    ProsBenefit package, stability,openness of most managers regardless of level, knowledgable and friendly co-workers, customer focus, personal development opportunities, career exploration opportunities, satisfaction from a job well done

    Conssalaries, pace of change that is often inhibited or complicated by antiquated laws and policies, legistlative oversight! (talk about micromanagement)

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't assume- ask and thanks for all you do for us

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Public Transit Coordinator (Former Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsFlexible, learning experience and benfits

    Consgrowth, diversity, pay and retirement

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stable company with intelligent and good-hearted people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Deland, FL

    ProsStability, comfort, work-life balance, intelligence of co-workers, benefits, training, ability to take on new projects/challenges, positive work environment, flexible schedules

    ConsIt's government employment so everything is bureaucratic/ hierarchical. Not a lot of innovation, people refuse to change policies/practices. Top management stifles creativity and new ideas, any staff other than engineering personnel are seen as 2nd-class employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to the "little people," value everyone in the organization, not just engineers. Any good business person/ professional knows that an organization cannot exist without core staff but realizes the value that each part department plays in the overall picture. Professional Services staff and other administrative/ Project Management functions should be recognized as much as engineering functions.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Integrity of actions has declined over the past several years due to political agendas and machinations taking priority.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Tampa, FL

    ProsVery competent, skilled, caring employees

    ConsExecutive leadership more concerned with their agenda rather than doing the right thing. Leadership is very poor.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReturn to the mission of serving the people who live & travel in / through Florida.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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