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Found 54 of over 70 reviews
3.6
61% Recommend to a Friend
Oregon Department of Transportation Director Matthew Garrett
53% Approve of CEO

Found 54 of over 70 reviews

3.6
61%
Recommend to a Friend
53%
Approve of CEO
Oregon Department of Transportation Director Matthew Garrett
Matthew Garrett
7 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Good benefits, hybrid / remote work available depending on position, okay pay(in 8 reviews)
  • "Good people on the crew.(in 6 reviews)
  • "Good work life balance, mostly(in 4 reviews)
  • "If you need to take time off, they allow you to make up the hours later.(in 3 reviews)
Cons
  • "Retirees come back to work part time because previous management did not plan for an en masse retirement of Boomers.(in 3 reviews)
  • "Work environment, very hard to move up, low pay(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Solid first job out of college

    Aug 8, 2022 - Graduate Engineer in Bend, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Well rounded experience. Supportive bosses and coworkers.

    Cons

    State government means it’s a long, difficult process to get almost things done.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    good agency,

    Jan 12, 2023 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of dedicated employees who support one another

    Cons

    Can feel like you are working in a silo

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Worthwhile

    Jan 3, 2023 - Litter Patrol Officer in Grants Pass, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good summer job to build work ethic

    Cons

    Physically strenuous, not for the unmotivated

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  5. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    No power to create or strengthen good teams

    Jun 25, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Almost none You get a state car sometimes when you have to travel.

    Cons

    Salary. so no overtime. Working in an ugly government office. Union employees, so you have no real power to hire or promote good people, or punish or fire bad ones. Layers of Bureaucracy, everything has to go through some other office whether it be repairs, getting new equipment, or changing janitorial staff. No ability to make it a better work environment, can’t pay people more, can’t get funding for parties or morale improvements in the office. Not even a gift card for free coffee.

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  6. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Civil Engineer

    Jun 28, 2022 - Civil Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very secure. Good benefits. Has a good pension.

    Cons

    No salary negotiation. Not the best for ambitious people.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Broad range of projects and partnerships

    Feb 9, 2022 - GIS Analyst in Salem, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with and a broad range of projects and partnerships are always happening. Large exposure to a diverse workforce and projects.

    Cons

    Since the agency is so large, communication barriers can exist while undergoing organizational and budget changes.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Good coworkers

    Mar 21, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, teleworking available, great coworkers.

    Cons

    Lack of understanding for workload volume and employee burnout.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Secure place to work

    Jan 7, 2022 - Engineering Specialist in Salem, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Security, benefits, step system for pay increases

    Cons

    They do not match 401k

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    ODOT

    Nov 22, 2021 - Civil Engineer in Springfield, OR
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    High job security and good benefits.

    Cons

    No negotiating pay. Do not reward hard work.

    1 person found this review helpful
  11. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Excellent

    Sep 9, 2021 - Safety Specialist 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A very well run organization for any government operation.

    Cons

    The CEO of the state is a total wreck that does not comprehend the gravity of their actions or is simply trying to run the state into the ground so they can run away with their ill gotten gains.

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    1 person found this review helpful
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Oregon Department of Transportation has an overall rating of 3.6 out of 5, based on over 70 reviews left anonymously by employees. 61% of employees would recommend working at Oregon Department of Transportation to a friend and 45% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Oregon Department of Transportation employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.5 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Oregon Department of Transportation. This rating has decreased by -8% over the last 12 months.

61% of Oregon Department of Transportation employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Oregon Department of Transportation 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Oregon Department of Transportation to be management, career development, benefits and the cons to be compensation, culture.

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