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IDOT Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
23 Reviews
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23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Laid Back

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IDOT

    Pros

    Laid back, good people, must be self motivated

    Cons

    sometime not much to do

  2.  

    Good place to settle.. but ZERO growth...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at IDOT full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    easy work
    work/life balance
    flexible
    time off- SWEET
    pay decent

    Cons

    outdated technology
    must get everything passed by springfield in order to move forward
    can treat temps poorly
    some people think they have seniority and can treat people any which way they like..
    special treatment for Civil Engineers and upper management.. if your not an engineer, your not looked at twice..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    update technology
    hire other employers who are not engineers
    allow more growth opportunities
    allow temps the opportunity to become permanent

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good work experience, great people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Engineering Student in Dixon, IL
    Former Employee - Summer Engineering Student in Dixon, IL

    I worked at IDOT as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The work was manageable, and the managers were really helpful at teaching what needed to be done. Even with no prior experience.

    Cons

    Not too many cons, other than being a part of the system in Illinois.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All went well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    For Civil Engineers

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Technical in Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Summer Technical in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at IDOT as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not too intensive job. Learning some basic field things. Mostly road construction. You get to be outside and improve your people skills. Good pay for a state internship.

    Cons

    If you are not a Civil Engineer, you will not learn too much. It can get very hot sometimes. It doesn't take an engineering degree to take measurements and to fill up reports.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide a sunscreen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience, friendly people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bridge/Civil Engineer I in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Bridge/Civil Engineer I in Springfield, IL

    I worked at IDOT full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There was a lot of support within the office, opportunities for professional development, and work-life balance

    Cons

    change is slow, and it is hard to transfer to other departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer II in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer II in Springfield, IL

    I worked at IDOT full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, co-workers, workload never excessive, so best work-life balance you will find anywhere. Ability to work in multiple projects.

    Cons

    Work may become slow at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very Satisfied

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Licensed Professional in Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Licensed Professional in Springfield, IL

    I have been working at IDOT full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    IDOT 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.

    Cons

    Like 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 ManagementAdvice

    No real complaints. Secretary Ann Schneider has been an excellent leader.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good starting opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IDOT

    Pros

    Good laid back work environment

    Cons

    There aren't many cons to this agency

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have engineers input on hiring new engineers

  10.  

    No improvement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IDOT as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy work, flexible schedule, great benefits

    Cons

    You cant learn nothing from working in IDOT

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I worked at IDOT

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not 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 ManagementAdvice

    Utilize taxpayer resources more efficiently.

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