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Louisiana Department of Transportation Reviews

Updated April 13, 2017
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  1. "Engineering Technician Positions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Louisiana Department of Transportation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benifits, hours, flexability, the department works well with scheduling in most cases.

    Cons

    Compensation, Advancement potential, salaries are too low and advancement is too limited.

    Advice to Management

    Give better opportunities to current employees and don't allow policies which allow new hires advancement above/ahead of current tenured employees. Pay more.


  2. "Like High School all over again"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA

    I worked at Louisiana Department of Transportation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, opportunity to learn new skills. Some people are great to work with.

    Cons

    Management seems to only value "who you know" over "what you know". If you are not into politics and are there to do your job, forget about being promoted.


  3. "Electrician Foreman"

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    Former Employee - Electricican Foreman/Driver in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Electricican Foreman/Driver in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Louisiana Department of Transportation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Because it's a great place to work for I like the fact you have your on room when staying out of town your on truck plus I enjoy the work

    Cons

    Nothing but positive from that company and no negative at all

    Advice to Management

    I'm a hard safe smart worker and leading people to victory then I'm your guy


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  5. "Engineer Technician"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Tech II in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Engineering Tech II in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Generally Relaxed environment, consistent hours and fridays off

    Cons

    Pay was fairly low at 12.00 an hour


  6. "Human Resources Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Louisiana Department of Transportation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of time off. Very good work-life balance. People are very knowledgeable and friendly. You can move up very quickly.

    Cons

    I don't have many.... sometimes the bureaucracy can get a little much.


  7. "engineer"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Louisiana Department of Transportation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Decent first engineering job after school

    Cons

    Politics, slow rate of advancement


  8. "great to learn a profession in engineering"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Tech III in Lake Charles, LA
    Former Employee - Engineering Tech III in Lake Charles, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learn more and they send u to classes for more qualifications

    Cons

    Pay kinda low but reasonable


  9. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Engineer 7 in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Engineer 7 in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Louisiana Department of Transportation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good place to work overall. Fellow employees are very nice and competent. Plenty of opportunities to help make your community better.

    Cons

    Not as many as you may expect, but DOTD does have some of the "government" employees that are talking advantage of the system. Recent budget cuts have limited ability to find projects.


  10. "Liked working with state"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Stability and lots of training. Great place to get experience.

    Cons

    Slow pace, other than that had a very pleasant experience working with state


  11. "DOTD worker"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Baton Rouge, LA

    Pros

    Benefits and schedule flexibility is great.

    Cons

    The pay could definitely be better.

    Advice to Management

    Fight for better pay for employees



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