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North Carolina Department of Transportation Reviews

Updated December 6, 2017
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  • State employees earn low pay and don't get great benefits (in 6 reviews)

  • No bonuses and little or no raises (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "electronics technician II"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    7 day on 7 day off schedule

    Cons

    no opportunity after initial negotiation for raise


  2. "Good Old Boys Club"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina Department of Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Only looking for you to work 40 hrs per week.

    Cons

    Females are treated differently and not paid the same as males.

  3. "Summer Engineering Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Summer Engineering Assistant in Reidsville, NC
    Former Employee - Summer Engineering Assistant in Reidsville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The NCDOT provided great experience in inspecting of roadway construction as well as surveying. The people that work there really want to help you learn and always want you involved.

    Cons

    In some cases, there are a lot of times where one just sits around supervising construction work so that can get boring.


  4. "Auditing can be fun!"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead Audtiro in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Team Lead Audtiro in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at North Carolina Department of Transportation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment with current team.

    Cons

    Need more help. Several have left over the years.


  5. "Transportation Engineer Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer Supervisor in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Transportation Engineer Supervisor in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at North Carolina Department of Transportation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance. Overall great people. No out of state travel. Job security.

    Cons

    I don't expect to be paid like the private sector, but the spread is too far. New inexperienced employees shouldn't be paid more than existing, experienced employees - that is what makes engineers leave. It is too hard to fire bad or mediocre employees.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid bringing in new employees in at a higher salary rate than existing employees. More resources need to be devoted to recruiting and keeping employees - NCDOT is in a highly competitive marketplace for skilled labor and we are losing.


  6. "Good place to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at North Carolina Department of Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Good learning environment, less pressure jobs.

    Cons

    Low salary and a lot of favoritism


  7. "Assistant"

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

    I worked at North Carolina Department of Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Having a job, reliable, ok pay,

    Cons

    Pay not high enough for customers you must deal with, micromanaging, customers

    Advice to Management

    Cut your employees more slack and stop micromanaging. Train the supervisors more on interpersonal communication.

  8. "the worst"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Manager in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    hard working fellow employees; generous benefits; Opportunity to work with outside firms for potential future employment

    Cons

    terrible pay vs private sector; showing initiative and willingness to do whatever it takes to complete the task will not be rewarded and will become your assignment without compensation; Senior Leadership very disconnected to priority tasks, zero work-life balance; Get promotion promises in writing, Managers will promise anything to not have to do the work but will renege and deny when they cannot deliver. HR controls all compensation regardless of market and will work overtime to deny any increases. When employees leave, their work will be reassigned to those remaining (new hires take 6-8 months, if then)

    Advice to Management

    Failure to go to bat for your best folks will encourage them to leave; If you cannot deliver "promises" in 3-5 years reveals you may not be the best manager


  9. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at North Carolina Department of Transportation full-time

    Pros

    Great people, fun work, good location

    Cons

    Not great pay, obviously political depending on who the governor is


  10. "Serious salary problems"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at North Carolina Department of Transportation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people. Very nice. Progressive work environment.

    Cons

    The career pay banding system was frozen many years ago, and never re-started. This means no raises, no market salary level adjustments, and your beginning entry level salary is your career salary until you retire. Your salary follows you from position to position as well.

    Edit...also no free health care any longer. This means, after benefits, total compensation is actually lowering year after year. Not even considering inflation. After inflation, much worse.

    Advice to Management

    Push to remedy salary level banding system, to provide fair compensation.


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