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Highly recommended place to work
Regional consrtuction quality improvement coord. (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAJanuary 16, 2019
Highly recommended place to work would advise to work there. Good environment. Excellent training programs. Safety is #1 priority. Family friendly. Solid career paths established
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Control Room Operator (Former Employee) –  Virginia Beach, VADecember 12, 2018
A good skill to have be being able to multi task. It is a very fast paced environment dispatching sup, maintaining communication with fire , Ems and VSP.
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VDOT Great Place to work
Regional Safety Service Patrol Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Fairfax, VADecember 8, 2018
The Virginia Department of Transportation is a great opportunity for career growth and skill set exposures to network in the DC Region. This a great foundation for growth.
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Potential
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The supervisors are very good
Traffic Control Specialist (Current Employee) –  Newport News, VADecember 2, 2018
Very Good job with benefits. Typical day is dispatching different agencies making sure customers get the help they need. Keep VA traffic moving safely and swiftly.
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It's a job with very little advancement
Maintenance Operator II (Former Employee) –  Springfield, VANovember 22, 2018
✌🏾not really a great place to work for what you make. Pay is very low for the kind of work you that you do. Also moving up the the latter is really not going to happen unless you're lighter skinned and that's a shame to say but from what I have seen and heard that's what it is for the most part
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You work for the state
Cons
Whatever you choose to think
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Overall VDOT treats its employees quite well.
Environmental Specialist II (Former Employee) –  Suffolk, VANovember 14, 2018
A great place to work. The workload was sometimes overwhelming. Training opportunities were good. Salary was competitive with respect to the public sector but not the private sector.
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productive workplace
Engineering Technician III (Former Employee) –  Fairfax, VANovember 4, 2018
Good place to work, be prepared, answer all questions, set up straight,be clean dressed,have your resume filled all the way out and submitted ahead of time before interview.
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holidays off
Cons
none
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Management horrible
Security Officer III (Former Employee) –  Newport News, VAOctober 26, 2018
I did not enjoy working at VDOT after new management was put into place. Not a conducive environment. Very hostile & vindictive management practices..
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Management
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Excellent
RIGHT OF WAY AGENT SPECIALIST (Current Employee) –  Suffolk, VAOctober 24, 2018
Excellent organization to work for. They have tons of training and give employees opportunity to grow. In my position you have a lot of ability to determine the outcome of your negotiations.
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Good job
Team Operator Two (Current Employee) –  Covington, VAOctober 2, 2018
Vdot is a good job with great benefits. Day to day is different. You do what needs to be done when it needs to be done. Coworkers help one another. Safety is appreciated and awarded.
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Fun place to work
Transportation Operator (Former Employee) –  Marion, VASeptember 30, 2018
VDOT overall is a great workplace if you like working outside and doing different things. Shovel asphalt and gravel. Drive dump truck, tractor, grader, backhoe, and much more. Flagging and setting signs. Plow snow in the winter, and cut brush and trees in the summer, paving roads and clean out ditches.
Pros
Everything
Cons
Nothing
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Poor Management and Pay
Traffic Controller/Flagger (Current Employee) –  Hampton, VASeptember 22, 2018
Management doesn't hold anyone accountable and room for advancement is favoritism based. You never know when a raise may come and unless someone retires it is very hard to get on a shift that may work for you when you have a family.
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Great Workplace
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Fairfax, VASeptember 21, 2018
The people and culture are wonderful added benefits. I enjoy working at VDOT but I have not found opportunities for advancement. I have learned some great skill sets and found great colleagues.
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Government
Procurement Consultant (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VASeptember 20, 2018
VDOT is a mission focused government agency. It is one of the largest agencies with multiple focuses to support its mission of transportation in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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great place to work
Transportation Operator (Current Employee) –  Woodbridge, VASeptember 12, 2018
team oriented,team player knowledgable construction practices concrete,asphalt snow removal procedures and truck driving.
snow plow maintenance.contract supervision
Pros
plenty overtime
Cons
inclimate wheather
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Dead End Job
Transportation Operator II (Current Employee) –  Winchester, VAAugust 20, 2018
VDOT is the type of job where it does not matter how hard you work or how much pride you take in the work you`re doing, you get the same evaluation score as someone who is a lazy slob.
Pros
steady hours
Cons
low wages, slim chances for advancement.
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Low paid contract work
Transportation Operations Controller (Former Employee) –  Fairfax, VAJuly 24, 2018
Contract position for the state with poor management and low wages, no opportunity to grow and you will work shifts that are short people always. If you need a job go for it but long term dont bother.
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nice
It Specialist Intern (Current Employee) –  Fairfax, VAJune 26, 2018
love to work in a team
I am very happy to learn about tech and to make decisions that affect the business and lives of clients. Looking for a motivated company to kick off my IT career
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Great place to gain experience
Program Management Specialist, Team Lead (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAMay 10, 2018
VDOT is a great place to gain experience, but not a great place for advancement. Most people have been there on average of 25 years and will not leave until retirement.
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Great place to work
Emergency Operations Field Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAApril 30, 2018
Gret work and a nice place to work and grow into a professional workplace. The management was the best to work for and the training was the first class to develop new people to the company.
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