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2.8
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36%
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29%
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Phillip A. Washington
22 Ratings
Pros
  • "Many exciting new projects like a major expansion of Denver's light rail system(in 4 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, Great people, good leaders(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "The procurement office still has all paper contract and purchase order files which left space maxed out(in 2 reviews)

  • "Not much opportunity for advancement(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great, Rewarding Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Policy Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Dedicated staff who truly believe in mission to serve the public.

    Cons

    Any government work struggles with bureaucracy.

  2. "Growth Potential"

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    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Regional Transportation District full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Opportunities for advancement, education, benefits

    Cons

    Politics can suffocate the Staff

    Advice to Management

    Keep Staff and Board responsibilities separate

  3. "Below Average Compensation"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Professional in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Health Insurance Benefits are decent but have been skyrocketing lately and are becoming less of a selling point.

    Cons

    The compensation for degreed Engineers and PE's is well below market average. Non-Engineers, who in some cases don't even have a college degree are compensated equal to and in some cases more than experienced Engineers and PE's. These inequities are a great source of frustration among Real Engineers and is not being addressed by Management.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct a market analysis for Real Engineers soon or you are going to lose some experienced and key Engineers at RTD.

  4. "Beware"

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

    I worked at Regional Transportation District full-time

    Pros

    Not many, in fact not any

    Cons

    Splits, splits, splits......... training is rushed..... burnout rate is high

    Advice to Management

    Union needs to step it up.

  5. "Transportation"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Job security due to turnover

    Cons

    Management does not see the big picture

    Advice to Management

    It's who you know, not what your qualifications/experience is

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Get With the Times"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Regional Transportation District full-time

    Pros

    Good retirement plan. Free bus and light rail transportation.

    Cons

    The procurement office still has all paper contract and purchase order files which left space maxed out. They also had paper routing slips for invoices which sometimes would get lost and would have to be redone. The whole process is very frustrating and causes undue stress. This department was also very "clickish" and co workers never made me feel welcome or part of the team. I also didn't feel there were opportunities...

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    Advice to Management

    Use technology what it is designed for, to make people work efficiently. This isn't the 1980's, so use electronic purchase orders, contracts, invoices and other documentation stored on network drives. If it is done right, you will have no problems finding the files you need. Encourage team building to help new employees feel welcome. You also really need to get everything together concerning problems with the G-Line...

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  7. "Excellent Benefits - Lack of advancement opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great people, good leaders

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities to be promoted, hiring trend is to fill opportunities for employees to advance (be promoted) to external candidates. You have to be happy doing what you were hired to do. It is unlikely you will be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Develop your employees and promote from within the organization.

  8. "Good company that's going places"

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    Former Employee - Information Governance Analyst in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Regional Transportation District full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, knowledgable workforce, changing Denver for the better

    Cons

    Drive and focus at the top doesn't always make all the way down

  9. "Light rail maintenance supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Supervisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, pay is good, free rides

    Cons

    Management is horrible, shift work can be hard, employees are cry babies

    Advice to Management

    Start holding people accountable and stick to it. Grow a spine

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Set in their ways"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Regional Transportation District full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Nice coworkers Close to lots of food places Good pay/benefits

    Cons

    Do everything because "this is how we've always done it", tell you they want new ideas but shoot them down quickly to go back to old standards, no upward mobility, either super busy or bored for days.

    Advice to Management

    If you want people to present new ideas, then actually consider them or don't ask. Working on projects that ultimately get rejected are a waster of time and are a blow to morale.

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