Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
3.1 of 5 12 reviews
tpwd.state.tx.us Austin, TX 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated May 22, 2014

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    A Great Agency

    Park Ranger III (Current Employee)
    Jasper, TX

    ProsState 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

    ConsMust work most weekends and holidays

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No chance for advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with,

    ConsNot a place to work if you have ambition

    Advice to Senior ManagementSelect middle managers based on more than tenure.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    TPWD

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsNice looking environment for office location

    ConsUltra 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 Senior ManagementEnter 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tx. Parks and Wildlife

    Scientist (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsNone, except nice physical atmosphere

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    8 years experiences

    Scientist (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementbe open minded

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A distinct environment in which to work for the environment.

    Web Administrator (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsTexas 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.

    ConsTeamwork 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 Senior ManagementWhile 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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