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Colorado Department of Transportation Employer Reviews

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Productive Workplace
General Labor I (Former Employee), Aurora, ColoradoDecember 1, 2014
I loved working here, I only had a temporary position and have been trying to get hired by them again.
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Awesome job,
Electronic specialist III (Current Employee), Denver, COJune 22, 2014
Pros: learned alot, got work with alot of new technology
This career choice was the best decision I could have made at the time. Very good place to work while I was raising my kids.
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Reverse Pyramid too many supervisors
Foreman (Current Employee), Durango, COJune 2, 2014
Pros: fun atmosphere, decent benefits
Cons: no pay raises
A great place to work when the Supervisors aren't bickering,

Lots of training to promote if you want to

Management is difficult to work with for the most part always changing your work week, then they will complain about jobs not getting done.

Don't excect a raise for at least 4 years if your lucky. You will stay at the same pay scale for a minimum – more... of 4-10 years if you don't promote no matter what they tell you. Lots of talk and no actions.

Hiring process takes months – less
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Prodcutive
Administrative Assistant III (Current Employee), Denver, COApril 9, 2014
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Cons: na
Its a great position for someone who likes to work alone. There is not much interaction with other employees due to working in a patrol environment.
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Is a secure employment that I find satisfying.
maintence 1 (Current Employee), Brighton, NYApril 8, 2014
Pros: benefits
Cons: wage
One must understand the responsibilities and the duties involved. There is public safety and teamwork ethics that should always be followed through with self respect and dignity. Communication is plays a major role among co-workers and management as well as with the public. The most difficult part of the job is working long and exhausting hours and – more... the most enjoyable part is working with the public. I have learned ethics can play a major roll when doing ones job given me the experience and a leadership roll that provides a more positive influence atmosphere. – less
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productive
lead worker (Former Employee), Pueblo, COJanuary 31, 2014
Did highway striping in the summer months,Highway mantance ,snow removal,road repairs. how to drive heavy trucks,forklifts,loaders,various power tools. Coworkers were enjoyable.Management treated you with respect and were very informative. The hardest part of the job was the long hours worked when removing snow from the highways. The most enjoyable – more... was was looking at a highway after you had just painted. – less
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Great experience gained
Environmental (Former Employee), ColoradoDecember 31, 2013
Great experience gained working within the heavy highway construction field.
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Overall, a good place to work
Railroad Program Manager (Former Employee), Denver, CODecember 19, 2013
CDOT is going through some changes at the management level, which is pretty usual for state agencies whenever there is a new governor.

But at the worker-bee level you generally don't see that and you work with folks that have been there a while and know how to do their jobs.

Overall, a good place to work.
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Good place to be.
Transportation Maintenance (Former Employee), Pueblo, COOctober 1, 2013
Pros: steady pay and good people
Cons: some concerns about interruptions in family life in winter seasons.
An environment that is challenging yet helpful to the public needs.
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Highway Maintenance Worker I (Former Employee), Denver, COSeptember 4, 2013
Pros: good benefits
Cons: safety was always compromised while working on the highway
Benefits and pay were great
Labor intensive work occasionally
Possibility for career advancements and relocation within the state of Colorado were great
Safety was always compromised while working on the highway
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Great place to work.
TM1 (Former Employee), Aurora, COJune 3, 2013
To many politics working for the state. I worked around really great people.
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all my positions was with the same company
Facilities Manager (Current Employee), Denver, COMarch 16, 2013
Pros: accomplishments
Cons: not being able to explain myself in the proper manner
working with managers and Contractors through out the state
To be prepared for projects and meetings, change is enebidble
Manage crews, contractors, billing, hiring, doing PDF as necessary
Training other to do a good job for there customers and do it in a safe environment
Road blocks on projects
going hoe knowing that everyone around me a safe, productive – more... day – less
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Great Experience
Engineering and Physical Science Tech II (Current Employee), Denver, CODecember 6, 2012
A typical day at work is working on Microstation designs of new bridges and repairs of in-service bridges. For repairs I go to the field to inspect, take pictures and assess repair work that needs to be done. Working with engineers, attending FIR and FOR meetings, Quantity Calculations, Bridge Geometry Calculations are also things I do. I am responsible – more... for the initial set of drawings. They are then looked over by the lead engineer on the poject and redlined if necessary. I complete the redlines, quantities before the submittal date. – less
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Great place for a career
HIGHWAY PROJECT ENGINEER (Former Employee), Denver, CONovember 16, 2012
Pros: 40 hour work-week, monthly pay checks
Cons: open to relocation.
This is the place I learned most everything for the working world. I began work in the Grand Junction office and learned about surveys, rights-of-way, property deeds and descriptions, and some highway construction plans calculations and assembly. I began work at the Headquarter complax after passing the EIT exam, and worked in many departments over – more... the years to get a very well-rounded education and background. – less
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Great People! Good work
Administrative Assistant III (Former Employee), Denver, COSeptember 18, 2012
Pros: good advancement opportunities, public service
Cons: governmental bureaucracy
Prepare briefing packets for the Transportation Commission of Colorado and other government groups
Performed budget analysis
Managed all conference scheduling for in-house and off-site locations and coordinated all conference arrangements
Assisted Human Resources with new employees, promotions and separations with appropriate documents and processing
Transcribed – more... meeting notes and drafted letters, memorandums and reports as needed
Maintained filing systems per regulations
Responsible for ordering office supplies and equipment
Coded and processed all invoices for payment
Provided phone support and assisted with the daily office duties as needed – less
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Enjoyable place to work but not enough challenges.
Contract Compliance Specialist, I (Current Employee), Grand Junction, COSeptember 17, 2012
Pros: flex time
Cons: not enough challenges
Interview contractors and personnel regarding contract compliance issues; field calls from field personnel regarding EEO compliance issues related to Federal Law; interface with project engineers to obtain contract paperwork and forms required at the beginning and duration of the project; provide training and information to contractors, subcontractors, – more... and personnel to help them do their job. The hardest part is remembering all of the applicable laws and rules that affect each project - I keep a list so of requirements so I don't have to remember and can provide that to contractors and personnel as needed. Helping other people, successfully completing projects before due. – less
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Steady work, but extremely dangerous. Cannot count on regular hours.
Transportation Maintenance I (Current Employee), Blue Mesa patrolJuly 28, 2012
Pros: beautiful environment, good benefits, steady work.
Cons: can't count on personal life, very dangerous, graveyard shift, isolation.
CDOT is a very secure job, but is extremely hazardous and I cannot count on any time off to plan for any personal life. Currently I am the only one of our four man crew that has not sustained serious injury. I love driving (plowing) in snow, but our schedules change every month in winter, with unscheduled callouts for weekends and holidays. Regular – more... DOT sleep requirements do not apply to us due to being considered emergency personnel, so we all risk falling asleep and having a serious accident. We also work alone evening and graveyard shifts, and since I work the Blue Mesa patrol, we have little personal contact with anyone. I am a people person and enjoy meeting new people. – less
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Seasonal job only in winter months.
Truck Driver (Former Employee), Woodland Park, ColoradoMarch 13, 2012
Worked seasonal months (winter) from 2005 to 2007. Plowed snow and did highway maintenance in the Woodland Park area. Long shifts usually 12 hours at a time and mostly during night hours. Learned to use many different types of machinery and trucks.
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CDOT is like a family -wonderful job to climb into your career
Wellness Admin (Former Employee), ColoradoApril 26, 2011
Good and very honest employees. Management needs to include employees more and provide a more hands on approach.