IDOT Reviews

Updated July 10, 2014
Updated July 10, 2014
20 Reviews

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  1.  

    For Civil Engineers

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    Current Employee - Summer Technical  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Current Employee - Summer Technical in Schaumburg, IL

    I have been working at IDOT as an intern for less than a 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
  2.  

    Great experience, friendly people

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    Former Employee - Bridge/Civil Engineer I  in  Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Bridge/Civil Engineer I in Springfield, IL

    I worked at IDOT full-time for more than a 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
  3.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Civil Engineer II  in  Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer II in Springfield, IL

    I worked at IDOT full-time for 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
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  5.  

    Very Satisfied

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    Current Employee - Licensed Professional  in  Springfield, IL
    Current Employee - Licensed Professional in Springfield, IL

    I have been working at IDOT full-time for more than a 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
  6.  

    Good starting opportunity

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    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

  7.  

    No improvement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Easy work, flexible schedule, great benefits

    Cons

    You cant learn nothing from working in IDOT

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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.

  9.  

    wonderful

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    Former Employee - Highway Maintainer  in  Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Highway Maintainer in Schaumburg, IL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I have no downsides with this employer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Work, Great Pay, Low Stress

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    Current Employee - Civil Engineer I  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer I in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    I 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.

    Cons

    Culture is a little "dated"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Always 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 ManagementAdvice

    More internships!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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