Kansas Department of Transportation Employee Reviews

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Good experience
Engineering Technician Sr (Former Employee) –  Topeka, KS 66615March 13, 2019
Great place to get your certifications and get some experience under your belt before you venture off to work for more competitive pay.
You can do just enough to not get fired really.
Pros
Fair benifits
Cons
Government work around government workers
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3.0
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like the work but managment was bad
Equipment Operator Senior (Former Employee) –  Saint Francis, KSFebruary 4, 2019
I had a bad boss so it was tough. If I would had a better supervisor I would of worked threw my medical issues and still work for them. The work was easy and the benefits where great pay kind of sucked
Pros
good benifits
Cons
bad boss
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3.0
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Good Luck
Air Traffic Controller (Former Employee) –  Olathe, KSFebruary 4, 2019
Overall a great career, it takes time to get god days off, but eventually you get there. Management is not good, Work ethic has gone down hill, staffing has gone down hill, skills have gone down hill. Good Luck Flying
Pros
Salary
Cons
Staffing
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5.0
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Greatest learning and development experience of my life
Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Salina, KSFebruary 4, 2019
I loved working for KDOT,day shift,m-f, winter overtime only,plenty of benefits, complete comraderie,most comfortable employment ever, easily a career.
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3.0
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Great people constantly doing more with less
Civil Servant (Current Employee) –  KansasDecember 17, 2018
Great people serving the public out of a sense of duty with no regard from ungrateful elected officials. Most employees' paychecks have less buying power now than ten years ago with no relief in sight.
Pros
Great People
Cons
No pay advancement in over a decade
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4.0
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Great Place to work
Operator (Current Employee) –  KansasNovember 25, 2018
Great place to work. Unfortunately, pay isn't well to those in the private sector. Benefits are good and packages for retirement are good as well. Work-life balance is great for people with families. Again, if you are not looking for high pay this is the place for you.
Pros
Work-life balance.
Cons
Pay
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5.0
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Excellent place to be
Construction Representative (Former Employee) –  Olathe, KSNovember 8, 2018
Absolutely the best career for me, good people, equipment, benefits, ,supervisor was always open to ideas as was enginnering branch, facilities was all new in 2002
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3.0
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Relaxed work environment
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Independence, KSOctober 2, 2018
Working in my office is very relaxed, almost to the point of boring. There are not a ton of opportunities to advance. Most of the people are nice but it's not a family here.
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Benefits
Cons
Pay, advancement opportunities
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4.0
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Good Place to Work
Certified Engineering Technician (Current Employee) –  Syracuse, KSSeptember 4, 2018
It's a good place to work. A lot of outside work with various projects throughout southwest Kansas. During the summer, you get a lot of overtime. Decent benefits too.
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State Work
Engineering Technician (Former Employee) –  Wichita, KS and Olathe KSAugust 24, 2018
14 years with the Kansas Highway Department, KDOT. I left because this was an agency that increasingly demonstrated that it didn't have any respect for the 1000s of men and women that went to work every day and did everything that was asked of them, and often much more. Supervisors that were apathetic. Management that had no interest in employees careers. Engineering staff that seemed far more concerned in covering their backsides than insuring the quality of the work that was being done.
Pros
Steady work, decent benefits
Cons
Apathetic management, below industry salary
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4.0
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Great place to be in the district level
Human Resource Professional (Former Employee) –  Norton, KSAugust 23, 2018
Can be flexible at times. The district level is a good place to be. Leadership needs to be more transparent with employees.Coworkers are great also...Always pleasant to be around.
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1.0
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It sucked
Equipment Operator/Laborer (Former Employee) –  Lawrence, KSJuly 9, 2018
The pay was not worth it. They pushed you in to doing things you are not comfortable with. The only good thing I can say is some of the people I worked with was good people. And there are the others.
Pros
2 15 min breaks and 1 30 min lunch
Cons
Had all
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2.0
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Good Superviser, poor Attitudes from fellow Employee's and they waste Tax Money like it's water.
Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Dodge City, KSMay 31, 2018
Didn't care for all the Book Work and Testing on things that didn't pertain to my actual Job. Didn't care for how they send for people to do a Job that only requires one person!
Pros
good Vehicels
Cons
no Overtime
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5.0
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job is to control air planes and nothing else
Enroute Radar Air Traffic Controller (Former Employee) –  Olathe, KSMay 4, 2018
When I worked at the FAA my whole job was to control airplanes and not get involved or worry about anything else. The federal goverment is very structured and I was well treated in the processes and training
Pros
great pay
Cons
very structured
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2.0
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Great Place to Work back then
Applications Developer III (Former Employee) –  Topeka, KS 66603April 24, 2018
Loved my time working there during this timeframe. CEO was great, supportive, etc. Made you feel more like a family then a working person. Too bad it didn't stay that way.
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5.0
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Stressful work
Air Traffic Controller (Former Employee) –  Olathe, KSApril 9, 2018
The environment is very stressful and competitive but the management is well aware of that and does what they can to remedy it there are lots of ways to de-stress when you are on a break, like a ping pong table.
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Great place to work
Administrative Specialist (Former Employee) –  Topeka, KSFebruary 9, 2018
This company offers great benefits and is an excellent place to work. It offers great benefits and a flexible schedule. There is no micromanaging and there are always opportunities to learn.
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Enjoyable place to work
Equipment Operator (Former Employee) –  Kansas City, KSJanuary 19, 2018
Work tasks are not complex to do. Enjoy going to everyday. You are able to get overtime if somethin is in need to completed if its an emergency. If you don't want overtime you can change it into comp time, get enough time built up and you use it as vacation time.
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Good work enviroment
Engineering Tech Associate (Former Employee) –  Dodge City, KSDecember 28, 2017
Super people to work for. Very helpful when learning the ropes. The hardest part of the job is that I was 50 miles from the home office when something was needed from them was a little hard to get it quick.
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1.0
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Run
Highway/Bridge Inspector (Former Employee) –  Olathe, KSDecember 20, 2017
Terrible place to work, very low pay, long hours. management doesnt care about anything but themselves. High turn over, no advancement opportunities. C
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