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US Department of Transportation Reviews

Updated December 28, 2017
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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
  • need to be constantly aware of of insecure upper management (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. "Review of US DOT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great, devoted people in a healthy environment

    Cons

    A lot of "champions" in the office. Need to be better at working as a team and distributing tasks on projects

    Advice to Management

    Too much micromanaging


  2. "Scary People, Dull Office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Pay wasn't too bad and the office was near the Navy Yards Metro.

    Cons

    We had to give a status to the feds every morning at 8AM. This included power point slides. E-v-e-r-y morning. There were some wacky people on the team. One guy read the bible to me in the morning and was OCD about most tasks. They even had to screen new people for how well they thought they would be able to put up with this guy. There were meetings where people started yelling at each other. Not a very professional working environment.

  3. "Customer Specialist Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Account Specialist Supervisor in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Customer Account Specialist Supervisor in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Department of Transportation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and promotional opportunities.

    Cons

    ability to multi-task is necessary due to consistent changes and growth.


  4. "Automation Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Mostly great people to work with, and a relatively positive environment. I enjoyed the work and getting to work with a diverse group of professionals within several "branches" of the department I was selected to work.

    Cons

    As an intern, a LOT of work was pushed my way that really had NOTHING to do with the job title/description I was hired to do. I was hired as an "Automation Specialist;" a term that is used VERY LOOSELY apparently in the federal government.

    Advice to Management

    Don't play favorites. If someone is qualified to do a job, allow them to do it. And obviously, help "interns" get permanent work if that's what they're seeking because you're getting first-hand knowledge of their skills set.


  5. "Switchboard Operator"

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

    Pros

    Wonderful department to work for

    Cons

    You do not get any raises


  6. "IT professional"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Roseville, CA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Roseville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at US Department of Transportation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits , if you are prior military you start at 6 hrs of annual leave per pay period. Tutition reimbursement for qualifying classes. Paid training.

    Cons

    It is the government so any decision move very slowly. Advancement is almost impossible unless you want to move to Washington DC. Some managers are more about saving face and looking good then solving issues.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those who do a great job and listen to your people even if they are not in DC


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Safety Inspector"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brownsville, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brownsville, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent job but it was time to retire

    Cons

    Always happy no cons all positive

    Advice to Management

    Mission will be accomplished

  8. "OIG"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst
    Current Employee - Management and Program Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at US Department of Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity for advancement in your field

    Cons

    There is little diversity, but they're working on it.


  9. "intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good work environment, people are helpful

    Cons

    not always the most efficient


  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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