Maryland State Highway Administration

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Maryland State Highway Administration Reviews

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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 a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment, nice group of people.

    Cons

    Low pay rate, could be a little higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advocate for higher pay rate.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Challenging

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Greenbelt, MD
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Greenbelt, MD

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

    Pros

    Close to home which allowed me to be on time to work

    Cons

    Keeping management satisfied to the fulliest

    Recommends
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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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Great flexibility

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maryland State Highway Administration

    Pros

    Love the GETP and orientation programs

    Cons

    minimal growth prospects, salary is just ok

    No opinion of CEO
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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 a 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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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 a 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Manager

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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 a 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    If you dont sleep with anyone or kiss ass you dont get anywhere

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    Current Employee - Procurement Officer in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Procurement Officer in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Maryland State Highway Administration

    Pros

    The benefits are the best advantage

    Cons

    kissing ass or sleeping with someone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They actually need to hear all sides of the story and not be one sided. Which they are from the top to the bottom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
  11.  

    Maryland State Highway Admin. sucks.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maryland State Highway Administration

    Pros

    The pay was more than acceptable but everything else about working for the Maryland State Highway Administration sucked (to put it lightly).

    Cons

    Poor working conditions, the people are rude, my boss treated me poorly, proper safety measures were not followed causing a close friend to be injured.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the working conditions, work on obtaining a better attitude, institute proper safety measures to prevent further accidents - that is all!

    Doesn't Recommend

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