Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Reviews

Updated May 22, 2014

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    A Great Agency

    Park Ranger III (Current Employee) Jasper, TX

    ProsState pension, 401k, 457, medical and flex payment, 10-14 paid holidays, 8-10 hrs of vacation and sick leave accrued every month, over-time/comp time, great work environment, potential for advancement

    ConsMust work most weekends and holidays

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A distinct environment in which to work for the environment.

    Web Administrator (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsTexas Parks & Wildlife does work few other people do - there are opportunities for biologists, scientists and conservationists that don't exist many other places. There's also a sense of 'family' amongst staff and a pretty laid back atmosphere, compared with other state agencies.

    ConsTeamwork is both promoted and necessary - mavericks may get things done, but a bottom-up approach is not usually widely supported. Politics rule many decisions by upper management, so making sure to be well connected is definitely worth the effort.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhile state agencies, in general, are known for moving slowly and making politically-based decisions, it's not uncommon for these circumstances to foster complacency and run off critical and innovative thinkers. Though it is a large responsibility for an agency tasked with serving the public and using tax dollars responsibly, few good things can be accomplished without taking some measure of risk.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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