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Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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Allen D. Biehler
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  1. "Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Summer Engineering Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Engineering Intern

    I worked at Pennsylvania Department of Transportation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of hours and paid mileage if you are in the construction department.

    Cons

    Job really dependent on what engineer you get assigned too.


  2. "Not much room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montoursville, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montoursville, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pennsylvania Department of Transportation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Obviously great benefits, time off, nice employees.

    Cons

    Very political, denials from management after trying to move closer to home. Didn't want to lose someone to a different office.

    Advice to Management

    Work with employees. They have families and lives that require time and moves closer to home.

  3. "flagger"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good money, friendly staff and safe

    Cons

    Weather, a lot of time standing


  4. "either a very easy job or tons of work"

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Attendant in Wilkes Barre, PA
    Former Employee - Guest Service Attendant in Wilkes Barre, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pennsylvania Department of Transportation part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work is easy for the pay. (sometimes)

    Cons

    Didn't want to give full time, work schedule all over the place, people call in a lot, and you have to cover their shifts. During busy seasons or holidays you will work you but off, although there are times you literally do nothing.

    Advice to Management

    Hire better workers not just older people on disability that can't do the work they were hired for. Pay employees more to get them to stay, and offer full time.


  5. "AirWatch Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Mobile Device Manager in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Mobile Device Manager in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Pennsylvania Department of Transportation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, a lot of on the job training, Employer willing to work with the employees

    Cons

    Some of the work is over the weekends and after hours but you are well compensated.


  6. "PennDOT is superior to other PA State Government agencies; however..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    PennDOT values training and development far above other Agencies under the Governor's jurisdiction.

    Cons

    Severe silos with many upper managers paralyzed in management skills of 30+ years ago; slow to foster improvements on culture change.


  7. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learned a lot. Nice people.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities for other positions

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for summer job. Definitely a good place where an engineering student can get his or her foot in the door. Would recommend for first engineering job.

    Cons

    not a lot of interesting work, if any works. Often spend a lot of hours not really doing anything at all. Which makes the job a lot worse than a job where you actually have to work.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more work to interns. In my opinion must students are coming eager for their first real world experience, giving them spreadsheets will even make them happy.


  9. "Network Operator"

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    Former Employee - Network Operator in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Network Operator in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kind hearted professionals and warm work environment at the server farm for PennDot.

    Cons

    I do not have any negatives at PennDot.


  10. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great experience in the department

    Cons

    could not move to multiple positions

    Advice to Management

    allow movement throughout the summer


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