IDOT
3.8 of 5 17 reviews
dot.state.il.us Springfield, IL

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Updated Apr 10, 2014

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Bill Grunloh

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93% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Very Satisfied

Licensed Professional (Current Employee)
Springfield, IL

I have been working at IDOT full-time for more than a year

ProsIDOT has an overall positive work environment. The people seem generally happy to work here, unlike some other state agencies, and the benefits and pay are very competitive with private industry in the local central Illinois market based on my experience. My coworkers are generally smart and competent people, and typically are hard workers, again, unlike the reputation of many other agencies.

ConsLike all state agencies in Illinois, you have to be unionized to get a raise. Many people, especially professionals, may not like having to join a union upon being hired. You have to pay dues that end up getting used to fund party-politics campaigns.

Advice to Senior ManagementNo real complaints. Secretary Ann Schneider has been an excellent leader.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good starting opportunity

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at IDOT

ProsGood laid back work environment

ConsThere aren't many cons to this agency

Advice to Senior ManagementHave engineers input on hiring new engineers

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No improvement

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at IDOT as an intern for more than a year

ProsEasy work, flexible schedule, great benefits

ConsYou cant learn nothing from working in IDOT

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great pay, but did not do much actual work - People actually encouraged working slowly and "looking busy."

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at IDOT

ProsIf you are looking for an easy summer job, they pay well and really do not make you work hard.

ConsNot much experience to be gained since there was not much work to do. The office and the work they did was operated very inefficiently.

Advice to Senior ManagementUtilize taxpayer resources more efficiently.

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wonderful

Highway Maintainer (Former Employee)
Schaumburg, IL

I worked at IDOT part-time for more than 5 years

Proswithworking with different machines, learning new things, and working with a good team of people

ConsI have no downsides with this employer

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

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Great Work, Great Pay, Low Stress

Civil Engineer I (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at IDOT full-time for less than a year

ProsI was looking for an a company that provided a good work/life balance; I've found it here. Compared to other recent Civil grad's I know, I work in a low stress environment and get paid about the same (if not more) for similar positions/titles.

ConsCulture is a little "dated"

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

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Summer Intern

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at IDOT as an intern for less than a year

ProsThe people are great, variety in experience gained, never a dull moment. Very respectful of women and gives daily lessons on safety.

ConsAlways outside in the sun. Things get intense when people don't follow protocol, but for good reason-Resident engineer doesn't play around.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore internships!!!

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

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Great place to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at IDOT as an intern for more than a year

ProsManagers are nice and respectful, the benefits are great, the work environment is great

ConsIt is so hard to get in

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

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Learned a lot in construction management but the red tape got to me

Civil Engineering (Current Employee)
Rockford, IL

I have been working at IDOT as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood pay and job security

ConsRed tape and political issues

Advice to Senior ManagementHire better interns and fire the lazy people.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A well rounded, technical work place that offers plenty of opportunity to move up in the agency.

Civil Engineer II (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at IDOT full-time for more than a year

ProsEncourages learning and leadership development.

ConsThus far, there are no cons.

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

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