Massachusetts Department of Transportation FAQ

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June 26, 2020

What are perks and other benefits like at Massachusetts Department of Transportation?

Pros

Easy job, great benefits, lots of overtime available [some people make between $30,0000-$60,000 overtime].

Cons

Everyone is protected by the union and alot of people take advantage of that and don't do work, abuse sick time, and overall just slack off. Also lots of the overtime is obtained by working terrible hours like being on call for snow and ice in the winter or working nights.

Easy job, great benefits, lots of overtime available [some people make between $30,0000-$60,000 overtime].

June 26, 2020

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November 7, 2018

What kind of career opportunities exist at Massachusetts Department of Transportation?

Pros

Great work-life balance, flexible work schedule depending on role and supervisor. Laid back, friendly work environment. Training and professional development encouraged and often paid for. Excellent benefits. Annual step raises within job title.

Cons

No merit-based raises and little opportunity for advancement. Promotion requires waiting for a vacancy within desired job group or moving to a completely different role and/or work location. Some of the management can be reluctant to embrace change and new ideas which can lead to skills being underutilized and valuable input being overlooked or disregarded. Limited opportunity for design input as most work is contracted out. Beaurocracy. Lack of transparency throughout the organization. Leadership and direction is sometimes lacking. Certain policies and procedures are very outdated and changes to these things can be painfully slow.

Advice to Management

Recognize talent and expertise within your workforce and acknowledge (and reward) it. Be more willing to embrace innovation and change. Be more transparent, clear and direct in communication, and organized.

No merit-based raises and little opportunity for advancement.

November 7, 2018

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October 1, 2020

Is Massachusetts Department of Transportation a good company to work for?

Pros

Learn a lot Meet great people Flexible

Cons

Hiring process is slow Political views

Advice to Management

Try hiring more people with reasoning and practicality.

Meet great people

October 1, 2020

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October 1, 2020

What is the hiring process like at Massachusetts Department of Transportation?

Pros

Learn a lot Meet great people Flexible

Cons

Hiring process is slow Political views

Advice to Management

Try hiring more people with reasoning and practicality.

Hiring process is slow

October 1, 2020

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May 16, 2018

What are co-workers like at Massachusetts Department of Transportation?

Pros

The work you do actually has an impact on the lives of everyday people. Coworkers are friendly and helpful, in my personal experience.

Cons

Some of my peers have had trouble with the rigid nature of some management personnel. I was lucky not to experience this, but it was mentioned to me by several coworkers.

Advice to Management

Some members of senior management (not all) need to try and listen more to their subordinates.

Coworkers are friendly and helpful, in my personal experience.

May 16, 2018

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