Virginia Department of Transportation

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Virginia Department of Transportation Reviews

Updated July 15, 2014
Updated July 15, 2014
14 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Scholar in Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - Engineering Scholar in Fairfax, VA

    I worked at Virginia Department of Transportation as an intern (less than an 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Enjoyed working here.

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    • 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 an 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
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  5.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Virginia Department of Transportation

    Pros

    Lots of training opportunities, nice coworkers, teleworking, flexible hours, commuter incentive programs

    Cons

    No salary increase, no incentives,

  6.  

    good working place

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Department of Transportation

    Pros

    good work environment
    good benefit
    good training opportunity

    Cons

    no incentive for good performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give good incentive to good performer;
    provide flexiblity for lateral transfer within the agency;
    Give working manager more rights,
    reduce Human Resources bureauracy and power

    Recommends
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Good Employer to work in Richmond

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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 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
  9.  

    keep youmind open

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    • 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

  10.  

    State Employee

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Virginia Department of Transportation

    Pros

    You are not pushed into doing overtime since you don't get any overtime.

    Cons

    Wish salaries were better. We haven't gotten a raise in 4 years and insurance costs and other things keep on going up. We don't even get an increase due to cost of living. No parties or rewards for employees to do a good job because we use the Tax dollars.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give opportunities to people based on their work and not because they make you feel sorry for them or they are nice to you but don't deserve the raise.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Needs Direction

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

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

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