Georgia Department of Natural Resources

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Georgia Department of Natural Resources Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner of Natural Resources Mark Williams
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  1. Sustainability Coordinator

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Highly collaborative environment, great flexibility, highly dedicated employees

    Cons

    Limited job growth, below industry salaries, limited budgets


  2. Ranger- State Parks

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Georgia Department of Natural Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This position offers a wide variety of opportunities to interact with the public in educational and recreational capacities. Being outdoors most of the time is a plus and each property offers something entirely different.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, very few weekends and holidays off, l and the pay is not commensurate with the demands of the job. The benefits packages have also been drastically cut in recent years. Salaries are well below industry standards. Little upward mobility unless you are well connected ( politically or as a friend of someone in upper management).

    Advice to Management

    The best advice I could give would be to steer away from a "good old boy network" mentality and do more to recognize employees who have come in from the "outside".


  3. No Future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Natural Resources full-time

    Pros

    Good vacation time and sick leave

    Cons

    Very Low wages, below market standards, Increase in salary is a very rare thing if at all.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a livable wage, then you might actually only need one qualified person to do the job and not three under qualified people.


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  5. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Programmer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Programmer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Natural Resources full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very Friendly Manager and coworkers

    Cons

    Benefits are not upto the industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    pay scale should be made a little higher.


  6. State Government is not a good place these days and times.

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    Former Employee - Business Operations Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Business Operations Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Department of Natural Resources full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good annual leave and sick leave.

    Cons

    This is a state government job. Pay below average, used to have good benefits, but those are gone now. Budget cuts may raises rare, every time someone quits they just divide the work up between the people that are still there.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Decent start of career for EL.

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    Former Employee - Interpretive Park Ranger in Crawfordville, GA
    Former Employee - Interpretive Park Ranger in Crawfordville, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Department of Natural Resources part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back work environment for E.L.

    Cons

    Low pay, low hours, internal conflicts

    Advice to Management

    Certain state parks need serious inspection and policy updates.


  8. stagnent positions

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    Current Employee - Environmental Compliance Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Environmental Compliance Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Natural Resources full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    flexible schedule, great benefits, work life balance, lots of paid time off (sick and personal)

    Cons

    poor pay, no personal growth, no opportunity for pay raises, no overtime, no leadership

    Advice to Management

    promote within


  9. Helpful (1)

    Decent place if you really need a job

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    Current Employee - Clerk
    Current Employee - Clerk
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Natural Resources part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible time off Above minimum wage Friendly coworkers Free annual GA State ParkPass Generally easy work

    Cons

    Little to no possibility of promotion Little job stability (gov't cutbacks of state parks are prevalent) Low pay for the workload Work is generally tedious and rarely requires critical thought Skeleton crews (generally stretched thin) For clerks, they are unable to fully manipulate the reservations system as needed Work most weekends and holidays At my park specifically: Park management is sexist Angry customers are common year-round Poor communication Inconsistent training Staff has a tendency towards racism behind closed doors

    Advice to Management

    Better management of staff Conduct yourselves more professionally among your employees Create some kind of work incentive of either pay increase or possibility of promotion To GADNR: give parks a slightly bigger hiring budget. 1-2 more people would help Give your clerks more privileges within the reservation system to allow for less red tape


  10. Steady, reliable, but no advancing

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    Current Employee - Business Operations Generalist in Albany, GA
    Current Employee - Business Operations Generalist in Albany, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Natural Resources full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Paid time off, health insurance, work-family life balance

    Cons

    Little to no advancements or promotions, employee moral is low


  11. Helpful (2)

    The work is great but workers are not appreciated or utilized in the best manner.

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Department of Natural Resources full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working with natural resources and people who care about them. Generous leave and holidays. Providing good experiences and services for the public (customers).

    Cons

    Low pay. Benefits get cut or reduced almost every year. Very few opportunities for advancement, which seems to be a deliberate tactic of management in order to keep salaries low.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people and allow them to develop their skills fully. Don't be afraid to reward people for good performance and get rid of the ones who don't perform. This organization would be better off with fewer people who are paid and compensated better, and better trained.



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