Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

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  1. Producer

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    Former Employee - Producer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Producer in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work. The management is down-to-earth. The job is so full of experiences and possibilities to learn. I traveled the state from end to end. I met wonderful wardens, biologists, and specialists in every field you can imagine. There is no way to go wrong here. Not one "Con."

    Cons

    .... except the State pays very little, and everyone wants to work there. But don't give up. There is always room for an excellent worker.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to a perfect management

  2. 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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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 Management

    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.

  3. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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 Management

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

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  5. A Great Agency

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    Current Employee - Park Ranger III in Jasper, TX
    Current Employee - Park Ranger III in Jasper, TX

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    State 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

    Cons

    Must work most weekends and holidays

  6. Helpful (2)

    A distinct environment in which to work for the environment.

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    Current Employee - Web Administrator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Web Administrator in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Texas 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.

    Cons

    Teamwork 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 Management

    While 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.

  7. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Provide paths for growth
    Hold people accountable for their jobs

  8. 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people to work with,

    Cons

    Not a place to work if you have ambition

    Advice to Management

    Select middle managers based on more than tenure.

  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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    be open minded

  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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Add personality to the company

  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)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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.

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