Operations and Policy Analyst 1 (Former Employee) – Salem, OR – July 24, 2015
Enjoyed the people that I worked with, but there are too many cooks in the kitchen on so many levels. It is almost too large to manage effectively, the breaking down into five regions seems silly, since they all do their own thing and nothing looks the same.
Major Projects Intern (Former Employee) – Portland, OR – December 11, 2014
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.
TMS2 (Former Employee) – Burns, OR – January 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.
Great career for 34 years! Physical work in the elements.
Highway Maintenance Specialist II (Former Employee) – Boswell Springs Maintenance, OR – December 4, 2013
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.
Reliable work, good benefits and pay.
On call during winter months for sanding, on call year yound for accidents, downed trees, etc.
General Engineer Staff Intern (Former Employee) – Salem, OR – January 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.