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Updated May 10, 2022

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3.8
74%
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88%
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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority General Manager and CEO  Paul J. Wiedefeld
Paul J. Wiedefeld
59 Ratings

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Excellent pay and benefits

    Apr 27, 2022 - Senior Police Officer III 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great training and excellent pay.

    Cons

    Hours can be long and tiresome.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Good

    May 10, 2022 - Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good place to work, benefits are good

    Cons

    Nothing bad to report during my time

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  3. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    WMATA

    May 9, 2022 - Bus Operator in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Pay and benefits package are the best

    Cons

    Work hours have to be flexible, especially as s newer employee

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  4. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Take the good with the bad

    Apr 28, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Decent pay and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Some departments can be afterthoughts to management.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    Structures maintenance

    Apr 26, 2022 - Senior Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Demanding Team work. professional safety conscious opportunities for upward mobility

    Cons

    latenight work, tight schedules, always having to piggyback on other project and overworked. Too many work orders with few employees.

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Work life balance

    Apr 18, 2022 - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    There’s a good work life balance. At least for me, I’ve never had to work OT unless told before hand

    Cons

    There’s not a lot of transparency, and lots of delays in company wide plan

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    No complaints

    Apr 10, 2022 - Senior Treasury Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Reasonable workload, friendly coworkers, good benefits, plenty vacation time

    Cons

    no free snacks, occasional bureaucracy, high turnover

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Apr 5, 2022 - Assistant Project Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great pace of work. Good benefits

    Cons

    Having to frequently travel in to DC

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  9. 3.0
    Current Employee

    WMATA WTF

    Apr 19, 2022 - Contract Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great opprotunity for internal promotions.

    Cons

    Bad dynamic, toxic environment, management doesnt listen, people are lazy and hide behind the Unions. Wait out the clockl situatuon reducing innovative thinkers. Constant complaints and all low end employees blam others for their lack of succession.

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Good

    Apr 10, 2022 - Writer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The trains are kept running.

    Cons

    Local 2 Union is very weak.

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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Reviews FAQs

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 312 reviews left anonymously by employees. 74% of employees would recommend working at Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to a friend and 67% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 6% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

74% of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.4 for culture and values and 3.9 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to be coworkers, career development, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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