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Oregon Department of Transportation Reviews

Updated April 3, 2017
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  1. "Purpose driven!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Purposeful, knowing your serving the people of Oregon. Seeing things change, and knowing what goes on behind the scenes majors for a rewarding feeling.

    Cons

    Really difficult to climb the ladder in some fields, especially when competing against those who have grown up in the agency.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes a fresh set of eyes is just what a position needs to take it to the level.


  2. "Data Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I enjoyed the team I worked with. I felt our team was above average compared to other parts of the agency.

    Cons

    There was no room for growth on my team.

  3. "ODOT"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oregon Department of Transportation part-time

    Pros

    I had a blast during my summer-temp job.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.


  4. "No accoutabilty or leadership"

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    Current Employee - TMSp2 in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - TMSp2 in Salem, OR
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Oregon Department of Transportation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable work, good benefits and more time off than you know what to do with.

    Cons

    Top scale pay for a TMSp2 is low considering the cost of living in the metro and the hazards of the motoring public and road way. Poor leadership program. People being promoted to leadership roles that have no business being a boss.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership is lackluster


  5. "Classic government environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Job stability.
    Good benefits, fair salary.
    Work/life balance.
    Variety of projects.
    Excellent location.
    Decent tools.

    Cons

    Outdated systems and processes.
    Lack of long-range vision.
    Decision averse.
    Stifling; creativity averse.

    Advice to Management

    You can't change everything, but you can promote and support incremental improvement. Value creativity and innovative thinking. Have measurable, meaningful goals. Promote managers who have vision, people skills, and process acumen; leaders who can (and will) make meaningful, intelligent decisions.


  6. "State Employment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Oregon Department of Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent management, they seem to care about you and try to be flexible. Standard workweek, work/life balance is normal. Not overly difficult work.

    Cons

    Standard state employment, pay isn't that great. Not too many opportunities to move up. Public service unions make your coworkers lazy.


  7. "Fun place to work, though grossly underpaid"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I loved working with the variety of customers. Fast paced.

    Cons

    Low paying. Management was reluctant to adopt process improvement ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees improvement suggestions.

  8. "Great Workplace Culture"

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    Former Employee - Civil Rights and Human Resources in Salem, OR
    Former Employee - Civil Rights and Human Resources in Salem, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Oregon Department of Transportation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work expectations are clear and supervisors provide regular performance feedback; work groups are friendly and supportive; diveristy and inclusion are taken seriously.

    Cons

    larger State agency that has its own technical language (lots of Acronyms) and systems that take some time to learn

    Advice to Management

    Diversify the workplace


  9. "Great intern experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Intern in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    ODOT offers a great work-life balance and flexibility. If you need to take time off, they allow you to make up the hours later. Very accommodating

    Cons

    Interview process takes a long time with delays. I did not think I got the job because of the length of delay

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you're doing. You allowed for voices to be heard.


  10. "crash analyst tech os2"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oregon Department of Transportation full-time

    Pros

    steady check and good benefits

    Cons

    negative work environment in house

    Advice to Management

    stop micromanagement


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