Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. 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.


  2. 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


  3. 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


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  5. 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.



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