Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

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  1. 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


  2. 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.


  3. TPWD

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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


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

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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.


  6. 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)

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

    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 Management

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


  7. 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.


  8. 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.


  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. 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.


  11. 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



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