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"Depends on where you are in your career..."

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Current Employee - IT Specialist
Current Employee - IT Specialist
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Pros

Advancement of lower level employees is very fast up to a certain point. Benefits in general are very good in any government agency, DOT is no different. Generally enjoy the work environment.

Cons

Training budget is very limited to keep employee skills up to date. Some of the 14s and 15s are very lazy and hold up projects for long periods of time.

Advice to Management

I think that more weeding out of individuals who are unwilling to perform up to an expected standard for their grade level is needed.

Other Employee Reviews for US Department of Transportation

  1. "One of the best US federal agencies to work for in the transportation industry."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    Pros

    If you want to acquire experience from a National level, it is the place to be! You get a lot of exposure on the transportation industry. From a working level, the agency offers average salaries, but the benefits are the best. Good opportunities for getting training and experience.

    Cons

    very limited positions at the field level. Mobility and relocations are a must (their culture) to get a promotion. If you are the mobile type, this is for you. The best locations are the hard to get. A lot of competition. Even working at the government, there is a culture and you will know soon if you have been welcomed to the family.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep the employees informed of top level decisions.


  2. "US Department of Transportation - Stable place to serve the American public; could be made more dynamic"

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    Current Employee - Environmental Protection Specialist in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Environmental Protection Specialist in Cambridge, MA

    Pros

    Serving the public
    Working on crucial infrastructure projects
    Work/life balance
    Retirement IRA and Pension
    Ability to make a difference for work.

    Cons

    Low compensation
    Low incentives for high performance
    Lack of career advancement opportunities
    Large number of employees that are at or above retirement status
    Political appointees control major funding decisions

    Advice to Management

    Increase incentives for high performance and add promotional opportunities. Create a more uniform promotion system.

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