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Beautiful places to work

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Former Employee - Interpretive Park Ranger in Akron, OH
Former Employee - Interpretive Park Ranger in Akron, OH

I worked at National Park Service part-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I worked as a seasonal Interpretive Park Ranger. This position provided me with opportunities to explore beautiful places and gain excellent costumer service skills. Became a well rounded employee who was able to manage many tasks from leading a hike on the fly, to presenting school programs on a train excursion through the park, to managing the daily operations at visitor centers. Worked with some amazing people.

Cons

Very limited full-time opportunities. Most positions with NPS are seasonal. Also, you will need to be willing to move around, which was fine when I was younger. Now as I am beginning to find the place where I want to be, moving out of the state is not an option.

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    The NPS has been a great employer.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Intern - Intern in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Intern - Intern in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at National Park Service as an intern (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In my experience, the best part of the NPS is the people. I have had two different jobs with them, and in both cases, I had great relationships with the people i worked with.

    Cons

    The major downside of the NPS is that the pay is generally less than you'd like. However, most people don't go to the NPS because they are drawn to the high salaries.

    Advice to Management

    Much of the upper management seems to get caught up in the bureaucracy and forgets the purpose of the NPS. Also, geology is extremely under-emphasized at the parks compared to wildlife, forestry, etc.


  2. Helpful (2)

    If you're not related there's no chance of staying

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Visitor Use Assistant in Bushkill Center, PA
    Former Employee - Visitor Use Assistant in Bushkill Center, PA

    I worked at National Park Service part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's nice to work outdoors and with people.

    Cons

    The women use their maiden names because there is so much nepotism.

    Advice to Management

    None. They do whatever they want.


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