Virginia Department of Transportation
2.8 of 5 13 reviews
www.virginiadot.org Richmond, VA 5000+ Employees

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    Needs Direction

    Human Resources Contractor (Former Employee)
    Richmond, VA

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disorganized and mismanaged mess

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsPoorly 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 Senior ManagementGo 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.

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementsend your supervisors to management training

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Enjoyed working here.

    Web Developer (Current Employee)
    Richmond, VA

    ProsRelaxed environment to work & new technologies exposure

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

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease salary

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Engineering Scholar (Former Employee)
    Fairfax, VA

    ProsGood, 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

    ConsSome Friction with regards to Promotions
    Very Vertical Organizational Structure

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Salary review at VDOT Richmond

    Bridge and Structure Inspector (Former Employee)
    Richmond, VA

    ProsPositions at VDOT have Job security

    ConsSome 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 Senior Managementreview pay structure where responsibility = more pay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    As you might expect.

    Manager (Former Employee)
    Richmond, VA

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

    ConsEVERYTHING is politically driven, including annual work plan.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEnsure that the Audit Committee is independent of insiders, and that Audit team reports directly to the Audit Committee.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Employer to work in Richmond

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsLower salary compared to other industries

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsNo salary increase, no incentives,

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    good working place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood work environment
    good benefit
    good training opportunity

    Consno incentive for good performance

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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