Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

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  1. Everyone seems to be hanging on just to meet retirement!

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    If you are outdoor lovers, this is the place for you.
    relaxed dress code- sometimes too relaxed
    Getting Texas Holidays off
    comp time
    Free entrance to the parks

    Cons

    Stuck in the past
    Lack of diversity
    Slow as snail
    Workforce skews older- near retirement
    Management- Male dominated
    Not chance for moving upwards cause folks don't get fired or leave even when they are eligible for retirement
    Some employees lack of work ethic can demotivate you from wanting to go above and beyond

    Advice to Management

    Provide paths for growth
    Hold people accountable for their jobs


  2. No chance for advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with,

    Cons

    Not a place to work if you have ambition

    Advice to Management

    Select middle managers based on more than tenure.


  3. TPWD

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Nice looking environment for office location

    Cons

    Ultra severe discrimination against women and people of color. Women are forced to act sexually available or they do not advance. TPWD wildlife Div tends to hire ONLY attractive women. Women are expected to act afraid of male management. Any objection to any of this treatment will get you fired. Treatment of people of color and the one gay woman was horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Enter this century, This is not the 1940s, Diversity is here to stay and you will eventually be sued. Your management style is profoundly backward and behind the times


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  5. Tx. Parks and Wildlife

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Scientist in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    None, except nice physical atmosphere

    Cons

    The most extreme decriminalization against women I have ever seen in a work place.. Women are both expected to be afraid of men and be welcoming about sexual harassment. The only women that advance are the one that give in. One is expected to dress sexy.

    Advice to Management

    Fire your rednecks, hire up to date, educated people and stop the 1930s management style.


  6. 8 years experiences

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Scientist in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    good place to work, easy job, nice manager and nice colleague

    Cons

    low salary, noisy work environment, bad air conditioner, small restroom

    Advice to Management

    be open minded


  7. A Great Agency

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    Current Employee - Park Ranger III in Jasper, TX
    Current Employee - Park Ranger III in Jasper, TX

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    State pension, 401k, 457, medical and flex payment, 10-14 paid holidays, 8-10 hrs of vacation and sick leave accrued every month, over-time/comp time, great work environment, potential for advancement

    Cons

    Must work most weekends and holidays


  8. Helpful (2)

    A distinct environment in which to work for the environment.

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    Current Employee - Web Administrator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Web Administrator in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Texas Parks & Wildlife does work few other people do - there are opportunities for biologists, scientists and conservationists that don't exist many other places. There's also a sense of 'family' amongst staff and a pretty laid back atmosphere, compared with other state agencies.

    Cons

    Teamwork is both promoted and necessary - mavericks may get things done, but a bottom-up approach is not usually widely supported. Politics rule many decisions by upper management, so making sure to be well connected is definitely worth the effort.

    Advice to Management

    While state agencies, in general, are known for moving slowly and making politically-based decisions, it's not uncommon for these circumstances to foster complacency and run off critical and innovative thinkers. Though it is a large responsibility for an agency tasked with serving the public and using tax dollars responsibly, few good things can be accomplished without taking some measure of risk.



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