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The day-to-day was great, but the nature of seasonal work (no benefits, uncertain future) made it stressful long-term.

Visitor Use Assistant (Former Employee) Twentynine Palms, CA

ProsWorking as Visitor Use Assistant is enjoyable, relatively-low stress work, often carried out amidst gorgeous terrain. The pay was pretty good in light of how easy the work was.

ConsIt is hard to advance because of all the entitlement programs, like Veteran's preference points, that make it almost impossible for an outsider to land a permanent job. Between the entitlements, rampant nepotism, and favoritism, it is hard to get anywhere in the NPS based on merit alone. Depending on where you work, it can be hard to have any sort of life outside your park unit.

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    Park Ranger - Interesting, satisfying work but poor management.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    I worked at National Park Service


    Pros: Work with wonderful front line people who are passionate about their work. Satisfaction from preserving a… Cons: Low pay, too many desk jockeys and not enough people… Advice to Senior Management: Get out into the field with your employees more. … – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    IT Specialist (Current Employee) Aztec, NM

    I have been working at National Park Service full-time for more than 10 years


    Pros: Great place to work. People are passionate about their… Cons: Not enough IT training opportunities; no annual meetings/conferences with colleagues. Advice to Senior Management: Provide funding for more training opportunities, as well as funding… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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