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Louisiana Department of Transportation Reviews

Updated October 5, 2017
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  1. "Great place to work and grow, but you have to pay attention to your professional needs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Louisiana Department of Transportation full-time

    Pros

    There are many different transportation engineering aspects that you can experience and get exposed to working there, from design and analysis to construction, and if an opening exists in an area of interest you can apply and be considered for that position.
    They provide excellent training and education opportunities.

    Cons

    You may get disillusioned. You have to maintain a strong vision of what you are there to accomplish or you'll start seeing how others are living down to the title 'state worker'.
    It is possible to work in a single job function for years, advance, and retire having never performed an engineering task worthy of a PE stamp. Don't become too self-involved in your position to realize that you should diversify your experience.


  2. "Great benefits, and laid-back atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The benefits of this job far outweigh any negative aspects. I have enjoyed my time here.

    Cons

    The feeling of everyone here is that in order to get ahead, you have to be best friends with your superiors. Work ethic has nothing to do with advancement.

  3. "Great place for a career"

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

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

    Pros

    Teamwork, management support, learning and advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Salary lower than the private sector, can be slow to adapt new ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with staff


  4. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Louisiana Department of Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Laid back, no hurry to complete the job, leave and sick time

    Cons

    Low pay, have to hope you are made permanent, raises are few and far between, and small if you happen to get one.

    Advice to Management

    Before terminating a probationary employee, how about getting their side of the story----you just may find firing them would be a mistake and that the accusers are the ones needing discipline.


  5. "Public Affairs Intern"

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    Current Employee - Public Affairs Intern in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Public Affairs Intern in Baton Rouge, LA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Louisiana Department of Transportation part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    fast-paced, fun, challenging, make friends with the people you work with, able to do your homework while there, good pay for students

    Cons

    work can be slow unless it's a natural disaster (but then it's super busy and phones are constantly ringing off the hook)

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  6. "Steady paycheck"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Louisiana Department of Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Steady paycheck, job security, work load is usually not too crazy

    Cons

    Very political progression scale where favorites are played, upper management does not seam to care about employees

    Advice to Management

    Reward people for good work and care more about your employees


  7. "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.

  8. "Great Job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Louisiana Department of Transportation full-time

    Pros

    great coworkers and very professional

    Cons

    sometimes boring work, other times very very exciting


  9. "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.


  10. "Engineering"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome, warm environment. Very lay back

    Cons

    Nothing to complain about. Very friendly environment

    Advice to Management

    Awesome


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