Florida Department of Transportation

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Florida Department of Transportation Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
19 Reviews
3.7
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I have been working at Florida Department of Transportation

    Pros

    Good working environment, variety of projects, excellent training opportunities.

    Cons

    Not too may opportunities to go up for PEs. No salary raises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    My experience at FDOT was great.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Surveyor in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Surveyor in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Florida Department of Transportation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    FDOT had a great culture. Very knowledgeable co-workers that were always willing to help. I really felt like people cared about each other within the office. The pay was competitive and benefits were great. Leaving was nothing to do with my experience there.

    Cons

    I think that the management needed to work together more within our office and work on communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that the management was great but there needed to be better communication within the office.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant I in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant I in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Florida Department of Transportation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer higher wages! People will want to stick around

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Outstanding, innovative opportunities given to young engineers.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Engineer
    Current Employee - Professional Engineer

    I have been working at Florida Department of Transportation full-time

    Pros

    As 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good people, good opportunity for learning and professional growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Department of Transportation

    Pros

    Flexible, good training, excellent coworkers, challenging work

    Cons

    management communication, lack of clear path for promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees concerns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Material Specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL

    I have been working at Florida Department of Transportation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits for all employees

    Cons

    Salary is near the bottom of industry's standard

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional Engineer in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Professional Engineer in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Florida Department of Transportation full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    It 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don'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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great employer!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Florida Department of Transportation

    Pros

    Work environment is friendly and relaxed.

    Cons

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

  10.  

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartow, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bartow, FL

    I have been working at Florida Department of Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Benefit 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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't assume- ask and thanks for all you do for us

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Florida Department of Transportation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Public Transit Coordinator in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Public Transit Coordinator in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Florida Department of Transportation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, learning experience and benfits

    Cons

    growth, diversity, pay and retirement

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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