Property & Acquisition Specialist III (Former Employee) – Shoreline, WA – May 22, 2018
Met and worked with many amazing people at WSDOT, but problems with management were ongoing and HR did little to address said problems. Ultimately left due to what had become a very toxic work environment. The job did not pay nearly enough to put up with that level of stress and negativity.
Office Assistant 3 (Current Employee) – Shoreline, WA – May 10, 2018
The reason for the large turn over rate is because the salary is extremely to low for this area. How in the world do they expect someone to live on what they pay especially in the Seattle area. There are a lot of rude, lazy people that work here.
Human Resource Consultant (Former Employee) – Olympia, WA – May 1, 2018
WSDOT helped grow my HR experience in a fun and exciting way. The HR team is thoughtful, caring, and seeks to grow talent from within. The size of the agency allows for you to get involved in many HR disciplines.
Transportation Technician (Former Employee) – Yakima, WA – November 6, 2017
Work started early in the morning and worked more than a typical 8 hour day. Wrote reports, surveyed employee production, worked with several different professionals in the field. Enjoyed being outside. Management was available and enjoyable.
Transportation Technician 2 (Former Employee) – Yakima, WA – November 2, 2017
Arrive at work at 0600. Check any emails,and finish daily reports.. After morning meeting head to the construction site and oversee contractors. Ensure the material,product and equipment being used is to contract specs.
Great personel from bottom to the top. being out of the office most of the day.
QA Project Manager (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – August 12, 2017
Respectful place to work and very diverse, I would recommend it to anyone to work there and get the needed experience in the government sector which will open several doors for you in the government jobs.
Working for WSDOT has it's challenges and rewards.
Transportation Engineer 4 (Current Employee) – Olympia, WA – July 28, 2017
Every day can offer different challenges and opportunities to resolve complex issues. I have learned about computer aided drafting, roadway design and construction, right of way acquisition, and state and federal policies, laws, and regulations. WSDOT management are often selected from individuals who may have great engineering skills, but are not particularly gifted at managing people. The culture can be heavily political at times. The hardest part of the job is overcoming bureaucratic hindrances in preference for common sense solutions. The most enjoyable part of the job for me has been the opportunity to be creative in communicating complex engineering solutions through 3D modeling and computer graphics.
pension, health benefits, annual and sick leave, job security
few cost of living increases, increased retirement contributions without increased retirement benefits
Transportation Technician (Current Employee) – Fife, WA – June 24, 2017
Older coworkers and management are very knowledgeable and try to pass that on. Most employees care about the work they do as civil servants for the public. Parts of job are high risk like construction positions - safety is a top concern and it is not just lip service. Finally, there is a camaraderie between workers and sometimes even departments that is refreshing.
Interactive workplace with lots of opportunity for advancement
Maintenance Technician 1, Bridge (Former Employee) – Port Gamble, WA – June 15, 2017
It is an amazing place to work and they offer great career development if you want to pursue it. They offer a lot of very useful training's, and everything is very safety oriented. They always stress safety when working out in the field and offer all the needed safety supplies to be safe.
Manager (Current Employee) – Olympia, WA – June 4, 2017
WSDOT is a large agency, about 6000 people, with a very wide range of job types and business areas; so it’s difficult to assess this employer. In general, the agency is well funded and well respected. It’s fairly easy to move around from position to position, developing skills and experience. Pay and benefits seem to be in-line with other stat agencies.
Collision Data Analysis (Current Employee) – Tumwater, WA – January 29, 2017
I work as a data collision analysis we analysis collision reports. a typical day will be working for 9 hour analysis and correcting collision reports. The hardest part is sitting for 9 hours, the culture environment sames a anywhere else work environment, you got your ok people and not so okay people you just learn to deal with them.