National Park Service

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Great mission, interesting work, bad retention strategies

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Current Employee - Park Ranger
Current Employee - Park Ranger

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

Pros

Mission-oriented. Friendly people. Interesting work... And you may even go outside occasionally!

Cons

Mission-oriented agency means a LOT of people are willing to do this work for vastly less than they deserve, which is why as an agency our positions are under-graded and often temporary with no benefits.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on employee retention and on bringing in new, bright people. Breaking into the NPS is a nightmare these days and while I did it, the number of incredibly gifted people I've seen passed up is the primary reason why I'm looking to leave myself.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    NPS

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    Current Employee - Procurement Technician
    Current Employee - Procurement Technician

    I have been working at National Park Service full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The overall mission of the NPS is laudable -- America's Best Idea

    Cons

    Organizational structure confused -- leadership lacking

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicating better is essential

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No where to advance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Park Service

    Pros

    Getting to work outside everyday
    Getting to see nature

    Cons

    low pay
    nowhere to advance (at least where I was at)
    no benefits (seasonal position)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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