Oregon Department of Transportation
Oregon Department of Transportation Reviews
Pros – The other employees were great to work with. Some were life-long state employees, but others really wanted to move things forward.
Cons – Bureaucracy - plane and simple. If you want to grow in your career and gain more responsibility, look in the private sector.
Pros – Steady work, some very talented people to work with. Transportation is interesting.
Cons – Lack of career growth paths. The agency is not as innovative as it used to be. Too much top-down command and control stifles innovation.
Advice to Senior Management – Get over yourselves and your petty power trips. Realize that you have talented people working for you. Find a way to encourage them and let them flourish!
Pros – Great leadership from the top management
Cons – A bit slow on some projects
Advice to Senior Management – Keep up the good work
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
Pros – If you are in a union position, you get paid by the hour and also get time and a half for any hours worked over 8 in a day, not 40 in a week. As an inspector there is a lot of "down" time during the day. You can make quite a bit as an inspector if there is a lot of overtime available. One guy I knew of made 110 grand last year because of all the overtime.
Cons – The management is hard to read and doesn't communicate very much with their workers. Also I felt like I wasn't respected by most of the contractors on the job.
Advice to Senior Management – Communicate with your staff more openly.
Pros – Great benefits package: generous vacation, sick and personal time; Employer-Paid health benefits with nominal employee contribution. Number of on-site training options to keep employees current.
Cons – The budget has led to continued down-sizing across agencies.
There have been no raises in at least three years and mandatory furlough days result in a reduction in overall salary.
Advice to Senior Management – Employees deserve to know when changes that directly impact their job function are being considered. Subject Matter Experts should be included in the decision making process to make sure the desired changes are practical and realistic.
Pros – -Work life balance
-Challenge of assignment
- Freedom to express yourselves (wearing whatever you like to work)
- Great boss
Cons – 98% of people working in my department were white approaching the retirement age
These people seem to have a very limited view about minority and it showed.
Rumors going around were that some of us (minority) got the jobs because of affirmative action and such. It's 2010 and we still have to "put up or shut up". Go figure!
Advice to Senior Management – Management don't have to give any special treatments to the non-white population. However, more works have to be done to bring some of the folks here to the 21st century.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend