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Helpful (1)

Promises often broken

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Interpretive Park Ranger in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Interpretive Park Ranger in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at National Park Service part-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great parks and historic sites

Cons

Employment practices are unfair, promises concerning employment are repeatedly broken (for myself and many others), either management does not understand HR policies or the policies keep changing. The majority of jobs are temporary, and will not be extended, despite promises to the contrary. They will cut lose good workers who are already trained, promise to rehire in 6 months, change the rules, and hire new employees. Veteran's preference figures strongly.

Advice to Management

There are so many wonderful, dedicated and TRAINED park rangers that NPS management needs to rehire. HR is poorly run. Rangers who've already worked at a particular site are often classified by HR as unqualified to do the same job they've already done. It makes no sense.

Other Employee Reviews for National Park Service

  1. Helpful (1)

    Such important work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Museum Technician in Boston, MA
    Current Contractor - Museum Technician in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Park Service as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Taking care of our nation's treasures and making them accessible to the public.

    Cons

    Many staff are in it for the retirement and are resistant to change/innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Shake it up when you can! Innovate, and leverage the faith the public has in you.


  2. The National Park Service is a great place to volunteer.

    Former Intern - Visitor Center Volunteer
    Former Intern - Visitor Center Volunteer

    I worked at National Park Service as an intern

    Pros

    The people you'll work with are great and the work you'll do is rewarding. I had a great supervisor too.

    Cons

    From what I've heard, it's a pain to get hired on as a permanent employee (the park unit I was at sometimes had only an unpaid volunteer at the visitor center.)


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