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Great pay, benefits, job security, time off. Lots of overtime if you want it. Required in winter months during snow and ice. Lots of time off you earn with seniority, union.


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Night overtime
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Coworkers are very cooperative. Pay and benefits are great.

This job is not for everyone. First and foremost, there is zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol in safety sensitive positions. Punctuality is a must. I enjoy helping customers and checking out my assigned stations for potential safety hazards. The job can be rewarding as far as pay. It comes with a price, though. The job can be very stressful at times.


Union, pay, benefits, advancement opportunities.


Stress related physical and mental health issues.
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Application of MADOT’s presence throughout the state.

MassDOT is a state agency that is hierarchical and slow to move. It does try to change and offers a pretty good life/work balance. Compensation is low.
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A waste of my time

I have been working in office environments for over 30 years and I have never seen the mass disorganization that I witnessed at this organization. I was sent there as a contract employee. Upon arrival I was greeted by 2 men neither of whom worked in the department I worked in (which was some discipline of accounts payable related to the DMV). The girl in the department who was told by one of the 2 men who met me in the lobby to let me shadow her so I could learn the job, she ordered me to go back to my own cube as she didn't want to train me. I was at this company for a month, nobody could muster up the courage to give me anything to do so I just read books the whole time. An astronomical waste of taxpayer dollars to even have this leg of the state bureaucracy as they could easily absorb it into the MBTA as they are even in the same building.


Getting paid to walk around Boston.


Everything else
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Exciting organization with lots of changes taking place

My role involved analyzing different process in the organization to help change or improve them. -Challenging work environment. -Ability to work on different projects. -Freedom to learn beyond the specified concentration of ones job role by participating in trainings and meetings.


Friendly people
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Lot of exposure

When at MassDOT as an intern, you get to learn and work on multiple things at a time. Your innovations are welcome. However, it's a large company. Things happen slow. But a great experience overall.
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A very productive but fun work environment.

Mass DOT was a very productive and fun work environment with a lot of hands-on training. They encourage new learning skills and schooling to all their employees who want to learn a new job or just have the background information to make their resumes look brighter. Overall, I enjoyed working for them and retired with full benefits in 2015.
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Great Career

Provided safe, secure, efficient Air Traffic Control System for the USA. Proud to have served our government for over 37 years in the US Air Force, Veterans Affairs, and FAA.


To serve the public - high job satisfaction.


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Status quo

Did not feel like I was making a difference or needed to make a difference. Management did not seem to care about work life balance and all one has to do is their job quietly.
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Easy going, safe career

This is a phenomenal place to work if you are looking to have a safe career where there is not too much stress, and little to lose. You won't get rich working for the State, but it is a safe and easy going job where you can learn a lot and make a nice life.
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Great Place to work

this has been a great place to work for, good balance between work and life. The hardest part of the job was starting early in the morning great boss
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One of the better Federal agencies to work for

Flexible family friendly agency. Encourages team building, and fosters good employee relations. Most enjoyable part of the day is working with other employees. Most difficult is that the work is always due yesterday.


flexible schedules, telework


short lunch breaks
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Everyday Work

Hard job. Even harder environment to work in. Union based. Fast paced. Must be able to adapt quickly. Understand laws and how to keep everything confidential.
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All Supervisors and Managers were very professionals, respectful and helpful

As a Toll Collector, my job consisted to collect the tows from the patrons. It was a fast-paced job site. In allowed me to apply my customer service skills. I met so many people rushing to exit the toll. With the smile and courtesy most of them gave me some words of encouragement. The management was respectful. As I mentioned the job was at a fast-paced at times. i met so many nice people and that made my job enjoyable.


Managers and supervisors were very nice


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Productive work place

Productive work environment for interns. Learned valuable skills with customer service and problem solving. Professional work environment where everyone works together.
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A constantly changing environment

Overall my experience was rewarding with MassDot. I learned a great deal about the design and construction of roadways. I was involved with the testing of concrete, soil and asphalt that was supplied to the state I also visited concrete and asphalt manufacturing plants through out the state of Massachusetts to insure that all safety and state regulations were in place


Helping to make our roadways safer


A constant change of supervisors
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State Departments

They have good benefits for full time permanent employees. The work is challenging because of so many layers in the department. Its a good learning experience though to navigate through the layers.
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It was never about how well you did it was all about who you know. You need to know your field. You will not receive much training if any and in most cases you will have more knowledge of the department you work in than your superior.
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Preview work loads are good and fair,

Work Place all in good attitude ,Departments work well with each other, Working hour s not good though, 3rd shift 11,pm till 7 am the worst, Seven to 3 pm, are the best, And 3, to 11pm, are allso difficult an the family life as well. High voltage to low , All expertise working in con juction, with com department , very well balanced , The shift working hours seem to be the biggest problem that i can see, Thank u,
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Working as a toll collecter was a great job. I have met some many different people thru out my time.

Working as a toll collector i most importantly learned patience. On a daily basis you would never know what kinda people you would be dealing with. I honestly have to day i loved my job. Working as a Sr. toll collector i ran my shift. During my shift i would have to make sure everyone got all three of there breaks, count up all the money and make sure the safe was balanced, file paper work and make sure all the deposit bags got dropped down in the safe and sign for each employee.


Paid lunch break, great benefits


U could not leave the premises on break
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Great internship

Was a great introduction to working in the public sector in terms of working with various stakeholders and managing consultants. Was given broad job requirements and was allowed flexibility to define the goals.


Able to work in field


Commuting to Boston
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