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Virginia Department of Transportation Reviews

Updated June 7, 2017
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  • 23% behind private sector in pay (in 3 reviews)

  • Behind the Private Sector in pay (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Civil Engineer in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Virginia Department of Transportation part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Self paced, Broad area of experience

    Cons

    Environment: not very friendly environment


  2. "Flagger and Labor metntence"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodford, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodford, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I love the job get along with every one

    Cons

    not enough hours need more work

    Advice to Management

    no

  3. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Repair Technician in Salem, VA
    Current Employee - Equipment Repair Technician in Salem, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Department of Transportation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits and time off are unmatched. Very easy job. Work at ya own pace.

    Cons

    Pay could be better. Raises have to be approved by the General Assembly.

    Advice to Management

    Remember where ya came from


  4. "A lam-dunk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Department of Transportation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved the perky females with easy going attitude and pleasing dislocation

    Cons

    Slow pace, not being fully busy

    Advice to Management

    Work your employees harder


  5. "Roadway design tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Roadway Design Tech in Fairfield, VA
    Current Employee - Roadway Design Tech in Fairfield, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's an incredible job with great benefits

    Cons

    It can be very different

    Advice to Management

    I really like it


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Architect/Engineer I"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect Engineer I in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Architect Engineer I in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Good Benefits

    Cons

    23% behind private sector in pay
    Not a lot of room for advancement


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Stay Away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Department of Transportation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Pay and work-life are good, but lacks room to actually improve as a professional

    Cons

    VDOT leadership says one thing but does something completely differently. If you want to collect a check and be a minion of 30 year old practices, go there. If you are a professional and actually care about doing a good job; stay as far away from there as possible because you will be considered as a disrupter of the "status quo" and punished for doing the right thing.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of senior management who have 30+ years and are there just to collect a check OR hild them to a higher standard that puts their employment status on the line if they fail to manage assigned resouces in a more current and impactful manner which support stated Agency objectives. Good talent is being lost because of senior management who don't know how or are unwilling to manage them appropriately.

  8. "Ehhh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Traffic Control/Labor Worker in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Traffic Control/Labor Worker in Morgantown, WV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Virginia Department of Transportation (Less than a year)

    Pros

    easy work, and easy hours

    Cons

    boring, hot, and minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  9. Helpful (2)

    "SharePoint System Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    I was provided a year over year contract, and observed considerable job security for contract workers. I was also provided an MSDN license and other resources.

    Cons

    A terrible corporate culture, where lying, undermining, and non-productive competition is wide spread. The managerial structure is excessively top-down, with very poor communications. The work ethic is highly non-productive as well.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Crew Leader Bridge Tunnel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operator Bridge Tunnel in Norfolk, VA
    Current Employee - Operator Bridge Tunnel in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    This job has a lot of training and opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Not very friendly towards women.

    Advice to Management

    Support women more that are in a leadership position.


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