Accountant (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – November 6, 2018
the culture on the 8th floor is horrible. as many times as one will make complaints, nothing gets done. the entire management team needs professional development training. the work environment is very toxic. you are not promoted based on merit or work performance, you are promoted and treated based on if you want to open your personal life up and become close friends with management.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA Midtown – October 18, 2018
I worked there 10 years and retired with pension. I enjoyed my tenure there and was of the age to retire. I had some wonderful managers and loved my job. The commute was awful, as it was downtown Atlanta traffic to midtown.
Construction Estimator Liaison (Current Employee) – Cartersville, GA – October 11, 2018
I have worked at GDOT for 25 years. It is a great place to work. I didn’t make a lot of money when I first started but after a few years started making pretty good money. There is lots of room for advancement within the department. I have changed jobs 6 times and got raises every position change. Good benefits and insurance also. Hours of work are flexible depending on where you work and who you work for.
Decent benefits but does not support employee growth
Construction Project Manager (Former Employee) – Tifton, GA – September 13, 2018
GDOT does not value employees work experience and does not encourage promotion. Especially does not value women employees. No one can have an opinion or speak their grievances without being punished. Supervisors help themselves not their employees.
Civil Engineer III (Current Employee) – Forest Park, GA – September 11, 2018
i like the flexibility and the opportunities to learn. Environment and people are good and the department is making some effort to keep employees by trying to match as much as they can the private sector.
COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST (Current Employee) – Gainesville, GA – August 21, 2018
Lots of departments and staff. Construction and Maintenance and then there's the entire General Office and the field districts. It's a lot. Great leadership, great work life balance. Not enough personal growth or development, no career ladders in certain positions.
full-time member (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – August 16, 2018
GDOT used to be an awesome place to work and gain experience, but the dynamic has changed. Focus of working for GDOT has changed from hiring local good colleges graduates to consulting out their positions.
Right of Way Specialist II (Current Employee) – Chamblee, GA – June 21, 2018
the work environment was typical of government agencies. The had decent benefits and a flexible schedule. t They didn't have standard training. There was not much room for advancement in certain departments
Communications Specialist II (Current Employee) – Gainesville, GA – June 7, 2018
Just frustrated with government processes and procedures always coming to me as an excuse with little to no solutions or accountability. I guess the opportunities seem to be for the engineering professionals.
Internship (Former Employee) – Atlanta, GA – May 8, 2018
My internship at Georgia Department of Transportation was great. I was able to learn a lot about how Georgia works to keep the roads, highways and bridges maintained. I was able to meet and make contact with several key individuals and I learned valuable information such as, how to read construction plans, the pay scale for every job, how to identify work hazards, and exposure to a construction site from the bottom to the top levels.