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Patriotic Stewards of Historic Sites and Resources

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Exhibits Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Exhibits Specialist in Philadelphia, PA

I have been working at National Park Service full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Committed group of exciting, challenging, educated, talented coworkers who despite all obstacles continue to keep the publics treasures open to all. There is an opportunity to work with, visit, and explore a world of historic sites with personal connection to each. Fellow workers always make time to be of assistance and cooperate to achieve positive results. There is a culture of individual control of time, activities, education, and direction. Results are rewarded with commendations and certificates.

Cons

No clear systems in place for continued advancement in some areas divisions. Management and the Department are struggling with too much to accomplish without enough financial resources. The back log of defered maintenance is in the multi millions and may never be accomplished leaving resources over time unusable.

Advice to Management

Evolve and discuss advancement strategies with employees.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Resources are amazing but the paperwork and work methods are crushing.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA

    I have been working at National Park Service full-time (More than 5 years)

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunity to work at some of the most amazing cultural and natural resources the United States has to offer. More importantly, it is the work to preserve them for the future AND the opportunity to link our visitors emotions and intellect to the resource that makes it all worthwhile.

    Cons

    After 25 years of Federal service, the methods by which we conduct business, especially along the lines of personnel, hiring, and procurement, are soul crushing. Agency regs and Federal law prevent a sane and productive methodology to processes of work.

    Advice to Management

    There is not much senior mgmt can do unless they have the power to change agency policy and federal laws.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Can be a dream job

    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at National Park Service full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Get to work in beautiful places
    - Work with like minded individuals
    - Pay/Benefits are okay

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic Agency
    - Veteran's Preference when hiring
    - Difficult to move up
    - Inefficient organization

    Advice to Management

    Allocation of training funds are typically geared towards employees that have been there a long time. I understand the seniority reasoning, but younger employees are not being prepared for future opportunities in the NPS.


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