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Oregon Department of Transportation Employee Reviews

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Diversified Experience
Major Projects Intern (Former Employee), Portland, ORDecember 11, 2014
Pros: an array of different projects to work on
Cons: slow, government bureaucracy
The projects I got to work on were very interesting and essential to improving Oregon's road network. Everyone in the office was very helpful when I had a question but for the most part I worked solo on most of my tasks.

Hardest part of the job was learning new computer programs on the fly. My excel skills multiplied tenfold and I taught myself how to use various data collection devices and also a video editing software.

This position was right in the middle between engineering and planning. I was working with very large data sets, data retrieval from online databases and developing measurement tools that are usually reserved for engineers. Yet the projects I worked on were being facilitated by professional planners.
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Awesome coworkers
Engineering Permit Specialist (Former Employee), Roseburg, ORJuly 17, 2014
awesome coworkers
flexible lunch
good job experience
enjoyed working with the public
good computer experience
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Good place to work
Engineering Specialist-1-Surveyor (Former Employee), Roseburg, ORMay 6, 2014
Pros: the people
Cons: temporary position
excellent job
Good wages and benefits
Good balance of field work and office work
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it was a great place to work
TMS2 (Former Employee), Burns, ORJanuary 30, 2014
my typical day at work consisted of working with the crew on projects when needed but mostly working on my own maintaining the rest area and doing road patrols making sure all highways that need maintenance get reported to the TMC or TMM. I learned a lot in the the time i was there, i learned how to stay productive and efficient while having fun. to work well with others and take safety as the number 1 goal of any job. i love working with other people on and off my crew, my main goal at work was to be safe and have a good time with my co-workers. the hardest part of my job was incident response because when you get a call to respond to a car accident you don't know what to expect so you have to make a point to always be prepared for any situation.
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Working with kids
Assistant Coordinator (Former Employee), Clackamas, ORJanuary 9, 2014
Cons: it was a litter patrol job it's nasty
Depends on boss's mood
Watch your back because no one else is
Decent but moody
Fun group of Kids most of them
Putting up with the kids and their drama
End of the Day
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Summer job
Litter patrol (Former Employee), Grants Pass, ORJanuary 2, 2014
Maintain city and county roads, Maintenance and care to fleet vehicles
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Great career for 34 years! Physical work in the elements.
Highway Maintenance Specialist II (Former Employee), Boswell Springs Maintenance, ORDecember 4, 2013
Pros: reliable work, good benefits and pay.
Cons: on call during winter months for sanding, on call year yound for accidents, downed trees, etc.
Learned how to operate a variety of heavy equipment including 10 yd. dump truck, grader, mowers, backhoes, asphalt kettles, water wagons, etc. Learned requirements for flagging, signage placement. General physical labor including chipping, operation of chain saws.
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Organized and well maintained
Youth Litter Patrol Crew Member (Former Employee), Port Orford, ORMay 28, 2013
Staff was well organized. Supervisor was fair and on top of events around the office.
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Great support and nice people
Associate Designer/Field Engineer (Former Employee), Salem, ORFebruary 9, 2013
Pros: training opportunities
Cons: could be bureaucratic at times
excellent work/life balance
good opportunity for training/learning and advancement
Overall this was a great agency to work for
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Wonderful Workplace
General Engineer Staff Intern (Former Employee), Salem, ORJanuary 25, 2013
A typical day at work was very relaxed. They take the time to have ergonomic professionals come and provide an assessment to ensure your comfort while at work optimize your productivity. The hardest part of the job was leaving work each day, you would get in the morning and the next thing you know its already time for you to head home. The most enjoyable part of the job were the many events sponsored by ODOT.
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Productive, team environment with great opportunities!
Associate Engineer/GEP (Current Employee), Portland, ORJanuary 2, 2013
Cons: budget cuts and furlough days
Great benefits and a lot of room to advance with the right credentials and/or experience.
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great place to work love working with public
HR Asst (Former Employee), Cappitol Mall Salem OregonDecember 4, 2012
Pros: government job lots of job security
Cons: governmwnt job to much job security for those who wanted a paycheck not a job
My job at ODOT was in humane sources gave me alot of learning experiences and lots of OJT.
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good organization
Highway Maintenance Specialist (Former Employee), Portland, ORSeptember 14, 2012
love the challanges odot had like the projects we did working on interstate bridges and hiways
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not bad
Litter patrol (Former Employee), roseburg orJune 15, 2012
Pros: great job
Cons: poor managers
good pay, good benefits, poor managers that yell alot over non sense.
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A place to grow professionally while influencing state transportation policy
Salem, OR (Former Employee), College Engineering TraineeNovember 9, 2011
Pros: low-stress work environment
The folks working at the Salem HQ office are easygoing and willing to help new employees. A lot of exciting projects can come through the headquarters technical services division, so variety of work is never an issue.