Human Resources Consultant (Former Employee) – Wenatchee, WA – December 19, 2018
I enjoyed working on my own and accomplished a great deal daily. I used a computer 95% of the time. I ran reports for training compliance, employee information, i.e. wages, positions, insurances, training, etc. I completed all paperwork and data entry for new hires, benefits, retirements, terminations. I kept up the position files, personnel files, training files, benefits files and any other office paperwork. I created and maintained 22 separate Excel files for these files.
Over the years, things changed within the hierarchy of Olympia and it became difficult to do my job vs working with individuals in HQ. I was not given the support or assistance needed to benefit the employees I was responsible for in a timely manner. Therefore, the stress and frustration level for me became too exhaustive. Therefore, I retired my position after 22 years.
WSDOT, I still believe is a wonderful place to work. Mostly the employees I worked with were great.
The employees I supported were wonderful and supportive.
Too much red tape to do whats needed for employees
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Transportation Engineering Intern (Former Employee) – Union Gap, WA – February 23, 2019
As a female working in construction I was paired off with a female to mentor me. She was less than excited to have gotten stuck with me, however, so I was kind of pawned off on other inspectors all summer. I had hoped to have more responsibility but I mainly got to observe. I honestly felt unwanted but still I learned so much and I thought the people were very down to earth and intelligent. I think I would have enjoyed the summer if my mentor spent some time actually talking to me and training me to do things all the other interns were learning. That part made me frustrated the whole time. The pay and benefits are awesome when working for a federal agency. I am trying to get hired on now that I have a degree but it is a very competitive process.
Washington (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – January 29, 2019
WSDOT is currently firing and running off all ot the employees close to retirement replacing them with kids right out of college with no skills and little knowledge. The people are brow beaten, bullied, harassed and hide in their cubes, eyes always down not to be noticed.
HR is vicious, Managers aren't supported, unqualified Directors.