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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.

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Former Employee - Visitor Use Assistant  in  Twentynine Palms, CA
Former Employee - Visitor Use Assistant in Twentynine Palms, CA

Pros

Working 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.

Cons

It 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.

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Park Ranger - Interesting, satisfying work but poor management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work with wonderful front line people who are passionate about their work. Satisfaction from preserving a part of history. Meet alot of wonderful visitors. Enjoyable work when on site working with visitors.

    Cons

    Low pay, too many desk jockeys and not enough people on the front lines. Little opportunity for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out into the field with your employees more. Treat seasonal employees with more respect.

    Negative Outlook
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    IT Specialist

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist  in  Aztec, NM
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Aztec, NM

    Pros

    Great place to work. People are passionate about their jobs.

    Cons

    Not enough IT training opportunities; no annual meetings/conferences with colleagues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide funding for more training opportunities, as well as funding for annual meetings/conferences.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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