US Department of Transportation Reviews

Updated June 27, 2015
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and proactive telework policy (in 5 reviews)

  • Very good core group of rank and file employees (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Management does not nor care to have in-depth knowledge of how employees in the lower echelons performed their jobs (in 2 reviews)

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  1. DOT

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Variety of work, teamwork-oriented, individual development opportunities

    Cons

    Lack of social environment, limited variety of age of employees


  2. Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Attorney Advisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Attorney Advisor in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Transportation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work on interesting issues.

    Cons

    Like any government agency, can be bureaucratic.


  3. Good Hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Information Technology in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at US Department of Transportation (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The hours were flexible but the decision makers are really dump. If you are lucky enough to know someone so you can become a Fed it is a good place to work. You get decent money and lots of benefits, like 6 weeks of vacation. Also, after a year of employment it is almost impossible to get fired.

    Cons

    Very old culture full of nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    Get some fresh blood and not just political hires.


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  5. Fantastic exposure to the fore-most regulatory body on the national level.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Transportation

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work Helpful regulatory experience Fantastic mentoring

    Cons

    Majority of team responsibility pool is a commons


  6. I had a wonderfil experience with DOT, I even got to meet The Secretary of the Department

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Transportation Engineer Civil
    Former Employee - Transportation Engineer Civil

    I worked at US Department of Transportation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The wonderful people I met

    Cons

    I would not try to change anything

    Advice to Management

    Very good Managers


  7. Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at US Department of Transportation part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to work, nice benefits.

    Cons

    Career growth not the fastest.


  8. Great place to learn, and a great place to work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Transportation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed, friendly environment. It's the government, so everyone has solid job security, which I think makes the work environment more enjoyable.

    Cons

    The office location isn't located right downtown, but the area around the office is very nice. Tough to park during Nationals game days, but besides that everything is great.


  9. Very great place to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at US Department of Transportation

    Pros

    Government, great benefits and compensation

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of


  10. Great Agancy

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Program Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Typical Federal agency with all the ups and downs. Not bad

    Cons

    I do not have any cons to list.


  11. happy days

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Transportation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great benefits great co-workers pride of accomplishment

    Cons

    management prior to 2012 rotating shifts

    Advice to Management

    stop the nepotism stop the peters principle in hiring



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