Washington State Department of Natural Resources

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Washington State Department of Natural Resources Reviews

Updated January 9, 2015
Updated January 9, 2015
4 Reviews
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  1.  

    Fantastic Place to Work at.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Washington State Department of Natural Resources

    Pros

    Great People to work with and for

    Cons

    Low wages not even close to private sector pay and benefits aren't as good as they used to be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    No major complaints

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Olympia, WA

    I worked at Washington State Department of Natural Resources full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Excellent benefits
    - Employees here worked harder than at other government offices/departments I've worked for (different state). Most don't fit the lazy-government-worker stereotype.

    Cons

    - Low pay compared to equivalent private sector work
    - Upper management has pet projects due to the commissioner being an elected official and needing to satisfy donors/supporters. This also means all upper-management turns over when a new commissioner is elected. That was probably the biggest downfall of the department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so tied to the special interest groups that got you elected.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    agency run by "yes men" but most have integrity

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    Former Employee - Natural Resource Scientist III in Olympia, WA
    Former Employee - Natural Resource Scientist III in Olympia, WA

    I worked at Washington State Department of Natural Resources full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    good professional development and peer interaction

    Cons

    the agency is run by an elected official and with each new incumbent, upper management scatters as the heads role. Each new incumbent must re-invent the wheel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have some back bone

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Summer Firefighter

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Washington State Department of Natural Resources

    Pros

    Dynamic job duties with solid employees. Mostly maintenance on logging roads until you get called to a fire. When you are called to a fire its an exhilarating experience but I never felt in danger.

    Cons

    Some days can be very slow.

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