US Department of Transportation Reviews

Updated March 8, 2015
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Anthony Foxx
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Pros
  • Great work life balance and proactive telework policy (in 5 reviews)

  • They have (in most areas) great work-life balance like telework, flexible work, and all (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • DOT tends to hire bright young people who move up the career ladder fast (in 2 reviews)

  • Lots of paperwork to get anything accomplished (in 3 reviews)

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

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    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

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  3. Good place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

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

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    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.

  6. Very great place to work for

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    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

  7. Great Agancy

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    • Career Opportunities
    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.

  8. happy days

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    • Career Opportunities
    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

  9. I am starting to gain extensive knowledge of aviation and aviation systems

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at US Department of Transportation

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, training, and scheduling depending on what area you work in.

    Cons

    Schedules could be more flexible and telework is not readily available to everyone.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Outstanding group of professionals in the Office of the Secretary; Security, Intelligence and Emergency Response.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Policy Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Security Policy Analyst in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A very diverse mission set supporting 10 separate administrations. Even though FAA is the size of the HQ and 9 administrations combined.

    Cons

    Funding shortfalls and cross talk between administrations.

    Advice to Management

    Support and empower the young innovators.

  11. Helpful (1)

    DOT

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Office Automation Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Office Automation Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at US Department of Transportation as an intern (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, getting paid leave, the opportunity further your training

    Cons

    Supervisors have certain employees they give opportunities to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Management should give all employees the perspective of getting training to advance in other fields.

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