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North Carolina Department of Transportation Reviews

Updated August 8, 2014
Updated August 8, 2014
31 Reviews

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  1.  

    Engineer Internship

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    Former Employee - Summer Engineering Assistant  in  Aberdeen, NC
    Former Employee - Summer Engineering Assistant in Aberdeen, NC

    I worked at North Carolina Department of Transportation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with, pay was not bad as well!

    Cons

    not a thing about the job that i found negative.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Pros

    Very Good Benefits, good working environment.

    Cons

    not much challenges, same repetitive work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Opportunities for internships and gaining experience.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Pros

    If you are in transportation and focusing on construction this is a great place to start. The people want you to learn and they need as much help as they can get. As long as you are willing to provide the time the they will look out for you.

    Cons

    The hours in construction are long, but that mainly the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think it would have been good to get some rotation or a little bit of experience in other fields the DOT had to offer.,

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    A good experience

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    Current Employee - Summer Engineering Assistant
    Current Employee - Summer Engineering Assistant

    I have been working at North Carolina Department of Transportation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Wide arrange of opportunities for employment. Employment opportunities vary from working out in the field to design work. Most of the employees are very good people who work hard and like what they do.

    Cons

    A little bit too political at times, not a need to discuss politics while at work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Slow to adopt new technologies in IT

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Pros

    Job security, 40 hour work week

    Cons

    Slow pace at adopting new technology, salaries lag behind private sector by 10-25% and raises have been virtually non-existent in recent years, silo operations

  7.  

    It's ok... if you're an engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at North Carolina Department of Transportation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Got to work with some very intelligent "boots on the ground" people; who will be forever stuck in their position unless it changes.

    Cons

    Little pay, no raises, cronyism, no room for personal growth, poor people management, raises are across the board - when they happen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop overlooking people because they don't have "Engineer" in their title. Have worked with some of the best "Engineers" that are horrible managers with no people skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Could be "decent" if salary was within a 10% range of market.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at North Carolina Department of Transportation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Lax work environment(due to salary freeze). Nobody really cares to work hard because there is simply no incentive to work hard. No passion.
    -The co-workers are all pretty great.

    Cons

    -The state wide salary freeze is going on 6 years now. Most of the IT salaries are about 35% below market rate for the area.
    -No opportunity for advancement.
    -Very little training offered/No tuition reimbursement.
    -No performance based compensation.
    -A couple of the managers are horrible to work with.
    -NC is at At-will employment state. You can be fired for no reason whatsoever.
    -Every 4 years, the executive management changes, along with a handful of other managers. This causes a overhaul of some of the projects and strategies that had been worked on over the past 4 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Meaningful work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at North Carolina Department of Transportation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Working for the public can be very meaningful if you have the right attitude. The employees at NCDOT are great folks. Some of the projects are very challenging.

    Cons

    There can be too much specialization. The benefits are very good, but pay increases are don't happen very often. Definitely too many rigid policies and too much paperwork.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen more to the staff doing the work before issuing directives.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Too political

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at North Carolina Department of Transportation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great staff with lots of experience. I learned everything from my peers versus my direct supervisor. Family oriented environment. Met some of my closest friends here.

    Cons

    Mid level management is inexperienced and delegate too much. Limited promotional opportunity for young educated and experienced employees. Value experience far more than education and productivity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to put employees in areas that they have experience in order to grow organization and departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at North Carolina Department of Transportation

    Pros

    Great career, great peers and good work.

    Cons

    No thanks for a great job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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