Maryland State Highway Administration

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Maryland State Highway Administration Reviews in Baltimore, MD

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    How It Is

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Maryland State Highway Administration as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great working environment, nice group of people.

    Cons

    Low pay rate, could be a little higher.

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    Advocate for higher pay rate.

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    Great to work here 1-6 years!

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    Current Employee - Transportation Design Engineer in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Transportation Design Engineer in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Maryland State Highway Administration full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent salary and benefit for engineers 0-6 years experience. Good for training, project experience.

    Cons

    Extremely volatile workforce, extreme workload, inexperienced management, lack of career opportunities for mid to senior level engineers.

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    Needs are for people oriented transparent leadership and an organizational culture that is performance driven. Reward staff for their talent and allow growth by direct support from within the management.

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    It was a fun exciting experience and easy work to do.

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    Former Employee - Geo Technical Assistant in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Geo Technical Assistant in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Maryland State Highway Administration full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, Everyone really got along.

    Cons

    The job i was working was sub contracting out and they got rid of my department.

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    MDSHA provided me with valuable internship experience.

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    Former Employee - Structural Engineering Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Structural Engineering Intern in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Maryland State Highway Administration as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    My co-workers provided a positive office environment, and they provided in-depth feedback on my work. I worked on a lot of interesting projects, and I always enjoyed working outside of the office while performing inspections.

    Cons

    Given that MDSHA has so many subdivisions, it was often difficult to find the right person for help when a problem would arise.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Maryland State Highway Administration full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fall back work culture. Very good people and some passionate teams. Innovation in the IDS team and HHD group. .....

    Cons

    IT Department should improve better with more transparency. A central unified system of information should be designed and implemented.

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    Solid choice for training and benfits

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    Current Employee - Transportation Design Engineer IV in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Transportation Design Engineer IV in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Maryland State Highway Administration

    Pros

    The training, opportunities for advancement, benefits, and work life balance are the best in the industry. This is the best of the best when comparing to other state agencies and quite a number of private firms.

    Cons

    You do get paid on the low end compared to the big engineering firms, but I believe the benefits and training make up for it. It can be frustrating at times because there is a lot of dead weight at the state, people who don't do much and just show up for a paycheck. But if you are driven, you will work with some top notch people and keep moving up.

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    Get rid of the dead weight, it brings everyone down. Communicate with employees more frequently. Give employees flexible work hours.

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