Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

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Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good summer work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

    Pros

    Good pay for all duties

    Cons

    Schedule hours could be shorter each

  2.  

    Standard Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Planning Technician in Riverdale, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Planning Technician in Riverdale, MD

    I have been working at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Best placed for a new graduate from college. Very diverse.Environmentally and culturally sensitive. Very Stable employment with great benefits. One of the few companies in the US to still offer a retirement plan with to 80% of you annual salary upon retirement.

    Cons

    Impossible to advance. Because of the great benefits nobody leaves and the salaries offered are sorely behind the private sector. Is good if you start out with the company right out of college but you would be very disappointed if you came to Commission from the private sector with 10+ years of experiance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find some way to motivate your long-time employees. A vast majority stopped caring or working years ago and are just waiting to retire.Provide better salaries more consistent with the private sector. Employ from within and make advancement attractive to current employees. Remove the 5% to 10% max salary increase for employee seeking to reclassify to a higher grade.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    A wonderful work experience

    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Bowie, MD
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in Bowie, MD

    I have been working at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission part-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Well this job i began working when i in high school. i loved to come to work and play with hundreds of kids. providing a place.

    Cons

    The only problem with this program was having to deal with the weather and the pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I loved woking for MNCPPC

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  5.  

    Lifeguard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission full-time

    Pros

    Depending on when you come into the organization you can make a lot of money in a summer. Really good job for teenagers to work in a team environment.

    Cons

    Depending on which facility you work at you could either have a really good director or a really poor one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more organized and treat the employees that have been loyal with respect and make sure they are appropriately compensated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    This is a part time job not a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission

    Pros

    You will meet a diverse work force with many skilled people. Each facility is it's own family and the work environment is laid back. Pay is good if your in high school or college.

    Cons

    Facility directors want the commitment of a full time employee but only pay part time wages. Hours are limited to 37 per week. The amount of unnecessary meetings is rediculous. People are given titles with no clear defined roles and authority is abused often. Ignorance is rewarded with more responsibility and favoritism is the norm. Uneducated people are placed in positions they are not capable of performing effectively and they constantly rise to their level of Incompetence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop putting drunks and weed heads in positions of authority or leadership. Address the individuals who fail to perform at the required standard of performance individually instead of calling for meetings.

  7.  

    Enjoyed it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There were many. I was a front-line employee, even though I was management. As a facility director, I loved interacting with the community and helping the kids. There are so many events and benefits available to the people of Prince George's County that aren't available anywhere else, especially not for free...

    Cons

    As it is with many places, changing infrastructure or the culture in and of itself to adhere to best practices and the constant changes in technology can be difficult. Here it seemed near impossible. On one hand, you are charged with making sure money is not ill-spent, on the other, contracts make it so you HAVE to use X vendor for services, even though you can find that same service from company Y for 1/2 the price, and upper management isn't enthused about allowing that change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people who interact with your constituents. You NEED to hear what they have to say.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    It's good, if you can get in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission part-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job Security - Those who can get career employment, tend to stay for a long time.
    Wellness programs for career staff. Meaningful work - programs offered for the community are head and shoulders above the breadth and depth of what other local governments offer in terms of recreation, cultural, and natural resources.

    Cons

    HR practices can be confusing, some vacancies are filled immediately, others take years or are not filled at all, and it can create the impression of "favored" programs, departments, divisions, etc. The culture is slow to change, and is mired in the Way Things Have Always Been Done - and the lack of transparency in decision making, especially in hiring/promoting/firing makes it difficult to trust leadership. The feeling that, due to HR business practices, it is easier to keep someone on solely because it is too hard to be able to rehire for vacated positions (in some departments) is pervasive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize and promote talent; communicate practices openly. Apply resources, both human and otherwise, equally across departments, divisions, and programs.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Fitness Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fitness Associate in Landover, MD
    Former Employee - Fitness Associate in Landover, MD

    I worked at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great opprotunity to meet people and network.

    Cons

    Working as a ftiness associate, the job itself is repetitive and sometiome mundane.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Decent lifeguard wages : 9.30/hr

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in College Park, MD
    Former Employee - Lifeguard in College Park, MD

    I worked at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    MUCH better salary than lifeguard wages in private sector pools in the area.

    Cons

    You have to struggle and negotiate if you want at least 37 hrs a week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    A smart growth stepping stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Planning Technician in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Principal Planning Technician in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work in a jurisdiction with a strong commitment to smart growth policy and long-range planning. Provides solid compensation, good hours and benefits.

    Cons

    Relatively inflexible bureaucracy, entrenched career employees with low turnover, and periodic fluctuations in leadership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Photos

This is my greenhouse at work. The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission. (Photo thanks to Flickr user mpshadow2003 All rights reserved.)
Hiawatha & Development Application Notice, At The National Park Seminary (Forest Glen, MD) (Photo thanks to Flickr user takomabibelot, available under by v2.0)

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