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US Department of Transportation Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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US Department of Transportation Secretary Of Transportation Elaine Chao
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Pros
  • Work is rewarding and good colleagues, and work life balance is quite good (in 8 reviews)

  • Great team, great benefits, hard work (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Little to no room for growth for anyone not an attorney or engineer (in 2 reviews)

  • No one was ever on the same page and even if you produced exactly what was asked for, it still wasn't what they wanted (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Economist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Transportation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to be creative. Real impact on the transportation system. Great work life balance and proactive telework policy.

    Cons

    Salary is limited by federal regulations.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Outstanding group of professionals in the Office of the Secretary; Security, Intelligence and Emergency Response."

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    Former Employee - Security Policy Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Security Policy Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A very diverse mission set supporting 10 separate administrations. Even though FAA is the size of the HQ and 9 administrations combined.

    Cons

    Funding shortfalls and cross talk between administrations.

    Advice to Management

    Support and empower the young innovators.

  3. "Very great place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Government, great benefits and compensation

    Cons

    Nothing i can think of


  4. "Great place to learn, and a great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relaxed, friendly environment. It's the government, so everyone has solid job security, which I think makes the work environment more enjoyable.

    Cons

    The office location isn't located right downtown, but the area around the office is very nice. Tough to park during Nationals game days, but besides that everything is great.


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Intern in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Transportation part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work, nice benefits.

    Cons

    Career growth not the fastest.


  6. "I had a wonderfil experience with DOT, I even got to meet The Secretary of the Department"

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    Former Employee - Transportation Engineer Civil
    Former Employee - Transportation Engineer Civil
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at US Department of Transportation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The wonderful people I met

    Cons

    I would not try to change anything

    Advice to Management

    Very good Managers


  7. "Fantastic exposure to the fore-most regulatory body on the national level."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Helpful regulatory experience
    Fantastic mentoring

    Cons

    Majority of team responsibility pool is a commons

  8. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Attorney Advisor in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Attorney Advisor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities to work on interesting issues.

    Cons

    Like any government agency, can be bureaucratic.


  9. "Security / Protection/EEO Counselor"

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    Current Employee - Security in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Security in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful employer, HQ in Washington, DC is a model location, dedicated and motivated employees i call family.

    Cons

    None, I think this is a wonderful employer and the Secretary Foxx is doing an excellent job.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. "Wonderful department"

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    Former Employee - Speechwriter in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Speechwriter in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The morale is high at DOT as they put people to work rebuilding the country's infrastructure.

    Cons

    The salaries are not as competitive as they could be.


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