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  1.  

    Great organization, government wage

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Virginia Department of Transportation full-time

    Pros

    The people are great
    Great worklife balance
    Steady workload and pace
    Central Office is a stop on the bus line, and
    They pay for your use of public transportation

    Cons

    Heavy clock management
    It is a goverment salary
    and and and and and and and
    It is a government salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Needs Direction

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Human Resources Contractor in Richmond, VA
    Former Contractor - Human Resources Contractor in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Virginia Department of Transportation as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Tons of autonomy, no micro-management, friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Lack of direction, unclear expectations, disorganized, terrible pay/pay inconsistent with amount offered during interview, no room for permanent placement

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized and mismanaged mess

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Department of Transportation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible and generous time off, excellent sick leave and health care benefits. Easy work that has no pressure to complete

    Cons

    Poorly trained and clueless leadership. Managers are promoted based on time served and political connections rather than training and talent. Poor time management and work scheduling. Zero opportunities for pay raises or promotions for merit. Non existent training or job skill improvements. Top down directive management in an environment where employee input is prohibited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go to a real training school and discover how to manage a company, Institute a program for continuing job skills training, then reward the workers for gaining new skills with increased pay or promotions. Stop treating everybody under you like they are 5 years old, take input from your subordinates and use the information to benefit the company.

    Neutral Outlook
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    Disorganized, disfunctional, overly compartmentalized, seriously poor leadership, severely lacking in communication

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

    I have been working at Virginia Department of Transportation

    Pros

    free coffee, decent training, nice equipment, well equipped break/kitchen area

    Cons

    Disorganized, disfunctional, overly compartmentalized, seriously poor leadership, severely lacking in communication, blatant favoritism and nepotism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    send your supervisors to management training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Enjoyed working here.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Department of Transportation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed environment to work & new technologies exposure

    Cons

    low salary, not much creative thinking options. Very beauracratic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase salary

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great, Family-Style Environment with Friendly, Helpful Coworkers that LOVE what they do! You will grow!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Engineering Scholar in Fairfax, VA
    Former Intern - Engineering Scholar in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Virginia Department of Transportation as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good, Standardized Hours
    Open, Flexible Work Space
    Employee Appreciation is Tremendous
    Collaborative, Supportive Team-Based Environment
    Great Interface between the Public and Private Sectors
    Plenty of Room for Advancement

    Cons

    Some Friction with regards to Promotions
    Very Vertical Organizational Structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Salary review at VDOT Richmond

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bridge and Structure Inspector in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Bridge and Structure Inspector in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Virginia Department of Transportation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Positions at VDOT have Job security

    Cons

    Some positions at VDOT are undervalued such as Bridge and Structure Inspectors. A highly responsible position with low pay. Dump truck drivers are paid more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    review pay structure where responsibility = more pay

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    As you might expect.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Virginia Department of Transportation full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Immediate boss was great - very conscientious and very nice person.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING is politically driven, including annual work plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that the Audit Committee is independent of insiders, and that Audit team reports directly to the Audit Committee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good Employer to work in Richmond

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Virginia Department of Transportation as a contractor

    Pros

    Flexibility in time and schedules for projects
    Opportunities to Grow
    Ability to obtain good customer satisfaction

    Cons

    Lower salary compared to other industries

    Recommends
  11.  

    keep youmind open

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Department of Transportation

    Pros

    work life balance is easy to achieve

    Cons

    too conservative,lacks innovation,hard working is not valued

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    diversity is important

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