Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
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  1.  

    Love this agency and the work I got to do with them.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

    Pros

    Great people committed to their work. A fun, family-friendly work culture and environment. Excellent benefits and comp time policy. Casual dress code. All the perks of working for a natural resource, recreation and outdoors focused organization.

    Cons

    As is common with government, bureaucracy can be a huge challenge. Funding is determined by the legislature and lower than most state agencies. This impacts salary and opportunities for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline mandated business polices and procedures. Listen to and empower the field and in working together with headquarters. Find ways to better generate revenue and self-fund programs and activities.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Everyone seems to be hanging on just to meet retirement!

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time

    Pros

    If you are outdoor lovers, this is the place for you.
    relaxed dress code- sometimes too relaxed
    Getting Texas Holidays off
    comp time
    Free entrance to the parks

    Cons

    Stuck in the past
    Lack of diversity
    Slow as snail
    Workforce skews older- near retirement
    Management- Male dominated
    Not chance for moving upwards cause folks don't get fired or leave even when they are eligible for retirement
    Some employees lack of work ethic can demotivate you from wanting to go above and beyond

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide paths for growth
    Hold people accountable for their jobs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    No chance for advancement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with,

    Cons

    Not a place to work if you have ambition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Select middle managers based on more than tenure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    TPWD

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

    Pros

    Nice looking environment for office location

    Cons

    Ultra severe discrimination against women and people of color. Women are forced to act sexually available or they do not advance. TPWD wildlife Div tends to hire ONLY attractive women. Women are expected to act afraid of male management. Any objection to any of this treatment will get you fired. Treatment of people of color and the one gay woman was horrible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enter this century, This is not the 1940s, Diversity is here to stay and you will eventually be sued. Your management style is profoundly backward and behind the times

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    The best work that I've ever done; the worst professional decision that I've ever made....

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    Former Employee - Program Administrator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Program Administrator in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some of the most fulfilling opportunities to make a positive impact on one's home.

    Cons

    Employment guarantees one to leave the functional business market forever, become a highly qualified "blacksmith" in a robotic age. Prepare to be left destitute in old age.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shame on you for having such little dedication to those employed that have given so much in service to the constituents of the great state of Texas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Accountant

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Accountant in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great supervisors. Organizations is really big on family and have several events a year where your family can come and join you at work.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can take a while for a decision to be made. Often times once a decision is made it will be re-visited again and again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Select the right players to make the decisions and fully support them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Tx. Parks and Wildlife

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Scientist in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    None, except nice physical atmosphere

    Cons

    The most extreme decriminalization against women I have ever seen in a work place.. Women are both expected to be afraid of men and be welcoming about sexual harassment. The only women that advance are the one that give in. One is expected to dress sexy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire your rednecks, hire up to date, educated people and stop the 1930s management style.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    8 years experiences

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    Current Employee - Scientist in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Scientist in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good place to work, easy job, nice manager and nice colleague

    Cons

    low salary, noisy work environment, bad air conditioner, small restroom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be open minded

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Very robotic

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    Former Contractor - Media Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Media Specialist in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    The job is not that intensive and you get paid pretty well for not having to work stressed out

    Cons

    It is a routine job that will test your patience. If you don't mind doing the same thing everyday, this would be perfect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add personality to the company

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Contract Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, holidays, etc. Work is very interesting with different projects changing constantly.

    Cons

    Very low salary compared to other state agencies. Work load was tremendous for under staffed employees.

    Recommends

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