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Virginia Department of Transportation CEO Stephen C. Brich, PE
Stephen C. Brich, PE
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  • "Work during the worst weather, lower than private sector salaries, policies change every time a new person takes a position(in 5 reviews)

  • "There is red tape in government jobs, so getting the work done usually takes longer than average(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Engineering Technician

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Charlottesville, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Department of Transportation part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Retirement, Medical Insurance, Visa Sponsorship

    Cons

    Salary is comparatively less in VDOT

  2. Good Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Assistant Location and Design Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Virginia Department of Transportation full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good organization to work for, the people are great. Would recommend working for the Department.

    Cons

    Limited advancement and growth opportunities.

  3. Slugs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Department of Transportation full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great benefits for retirement lofe

    Cons

    Too much politics it Who are you know

    Advice to Management

    Thin out the workers from the paycheck getters

  4. A great place to work? VDOT

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    Former Employee - Cqip Coordinator in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Virginia Department of Transportation full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Great people, family friendly and excellent benefits

    Cons

    Work during the worst weather, lower than private sector salaries, policies change every time a new person takes a position

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, promote from within

  5. Helpful (1)

    State Government Job: It Is What It Is...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Virginia Department of Transportation full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Job security. Get hired and it is virtually impossible (barring felony or acts of moral turpitude) that you will ever be fired.

    Cons

    State government job. It is what it is. Hard to innovate. Extremely risk averse environment. Horrific IT support and governanace. Bureaucratic beyond belief. Lots of employees who barely work, walking in circles waiting to die...

    Advice to Management

    Forget that you are state goverment and find some way to reward achievement.

  6. Good but strict

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Virginia Department of Transportation full-time

      Pros

      VDOT cares a lot about their customers, and their policies clearly shows this.

      Cons

      They care so much about the customers it feels like sometimes they forget their employees are not machines.

    • Assistant

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      Former Employee - Assistant in Richmond, VA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Virginia Department of Transportation part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great work environment. Always something to accomplish.

      Cons

      I have no negatives of the company.

      Advice to Management

      Allow for more feedback.

    • Great place to work, decent pay

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Virginia Department of Transportation full-time

      Pros

      Work-life balance friendly staff decent government pay good benefits pension

      Cons

      minimal salary increases bureaucracy some old school dead wood

      Advice to Management

      Take care of your employees more than taking care of the contractors and consultants you use.

    • Helpful (1)

      HR Manager

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      Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Richmond, VA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Virginia Department of Transportation full-time for more than 20 years

      Pros

      Excellent benefits, work/life balance. Competitive salary when considering total compensation with other organizations where employees pay much more for health, life, disability and get less vacation and holiday time with family. There are advancement opportunities for those who are willing to step outside of their comfort zone. If you are not self-motivated, a mover and shaker, advancement won't come your way. If...

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      Cons

      There is no pay for performance in state government. Bonuses are rare. Most who stay and see decent pay raises do so by way of competitive promotions and transfers to new job opportunities. There is red tape in government jobs, so getting the work done usually takes longer than average. But there have been some improvements in recent years as VDOT streamlines and becomes more transparent.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to cut the red tape and give employees more autonomy. Identify and implement more ways to keep staff motivated to stay and grow within the agency.

    • Accounting Specialist

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Virginia Department of Transportation full-time

      Pros

      Benefits are great. Leave program is fantastic!

      Cons

      Poor Management. Management isn't supportive and works outside policy.

      Advice to Management

      People are you most valuable resource...Appreciate them, respect them

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