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PennDOT Reviews

Updated June 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay, easy hours, some travel (in 4 reviews)

  • Relaxing enviroment with job security (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management needs work, not a great attitude of the workers there, long hours with not enough to do some days (in 4 reviews)

  • Some co-workers will have little to no motivation or initiative (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "I Love My Job!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PennDOT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    District 8 is small. Everyone is like family. There are no parking issues.

    Cons

    There are no complaints. Career opportunities was rated lower than 5 star because some positions are dead end, some are not.


  2. "The best among State Agencies in PA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PennDOT full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relatively open and empowering environment among the State agencies. More result, engineering, and technology driven than other agencies I have worked for.

    Cons

    Is still under bureaucratic and political influences from the state government. There are still some disconnections among the Central Office and 11 District Offices

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the good work! Continue to invest in people and technology! Continue to empower employees! And prepare for the new round of Infrastructure build-up!

  3. "ESTI"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Esti in Bridgeville, PA
    Former Employee - Esti in Bridgeville, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty easy job with plenty of free time and learning about the ins and outs of construction. Will recommend anyone.

    Cons

    The travel was a little hectic in going to the different work sites. Also the management can be pretty disorganized at times.

    Advice to Management

    Less meetings for interns reporting back. There is a lot of effort stressed on safety which is a very good thing.


  4. "Real Estate Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Real Estate Specialist in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Real Estate Specialist in Allentown, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits, professionalism of management, work-family balance.

    Cons

    Opportunity limited unless an engineer with P.E. license.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  5. "Administrative Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clerk Typist III in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Clerk Typist III in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PennDOT full-time

    Pros

    Promotion opportunity, good people to work with. Exceptional Boss. Great pay!

    Cons

    Can't think of many cons.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep an open door policy


  6. "Clerk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clerk Typist II in Jamison, PA
    Former Employee - Clerk Typist II in Jamison, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at PennDOT (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hours are great and flexible

    Cons

    You get treated unfairly and not like a human

    Advice to Management

    start treating everyone equal and appriciate the things people go out there way to do


  7. "No as good as it looks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TEOA in Washington, PA
    Current Employee - TEOA in Washington, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at PennDOT full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Time off pension health benifits

    Cons

    LOW PAY TOOFF LONG TO ADVANCE Training horrible. Upper management sucks

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay other companies pay almost double Ifigures I work for 20 years I will never make full scale.

  8. "Dispatcher"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coatesville, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Coatesville, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at PennDOT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Worked winter time, I enjoyed working with the people I worked with and had the summers off.

    Cons

    Some seasons I didn't qualify for unemployment and had to get a full-time job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  9. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Nazareth, PA
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Nazareth, PA
    Recommends

    I worked at PennDOT (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Twenty years of Customer Service ,Sales,Management,Merchandising,Inventory

    Cons

    Over night hours were not acceptable


  10. "Good Intern Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Harrisburg, PA

    Pros

    Friendly working environment. Not too competitive. Has room for growth.

    Cons

    Slow paced working environment. Lack of challenges.


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