Compare National Park Service vs US Department of Veterans Affairs BETA

See how US Department of Veterans Affairs vs. National Park Service compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 364 reviews)
3.3
(based on 3925 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.2
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
3.9
Work-life balance
3.5
3.5
Senior Management
2.8
2.5
Culture & Values
3.8
3.0
CEO Approval
National Park Service Ceo Michael T. Reynolds
66%Michael T. Reynolds
US Department of Veterans Affairs Ceo  Robert Wilkie
55% Robert Wilkie
% Recommend to a friend
81%
59%
Positive Business Outlook
44%
46%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Biological Science Technician14 Salaries
$16/hr
Project Manager8 Salaries
$86,093/yr
Administrative Assistant2 Salaries
$21/hr
Medical Support Assistant99 Salaries
$37,734/yr
Program Support Assistant67 Salaries
$41,951/yr
Veteran Service Representative54 Salaries
$55,146/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Beautiful places"(in 29 reviews)
"Visitors"(in 25 reviews)
"Great benefits"(in 360 reviews)
"Good benefits"(in 263 reviews)
Cons
"Parks"(in 26 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 21 reviews)
"Private sector"(in 83 reviews)
"Upper management"(in 76 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Biological Science Technician

I worked at National Park Service full-time for more than a year

Pros

Can't say enough. Working for the Park Service in the Natural Resources division is amazing. You get to spend your work weeks backpacking through wilderness to find elusive species of animals and... plants, collect measurements and other data, and generally just adventure. The work culture is fantastic as well, usually your co-workers become a sort of short-term family each season, since you spend so much time exploring remote forests and mountains together. For entry-level work in the natural resources field, you really can't find a better experience.

Cons

Less pay than you can get in the private sector, but that's to be expected in a public service position.

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at US Department of Veterans Affairs full-time for less than a year

Pros

Supporting the Veteran experience is an honor. I come home each day feeling accomplished.

Cons

It can be difficult to maneuver through the various obstacles that present itself when working within a structured chain of command in an a government agency with over 400,000 employees. But those... difficulties can be overcome by intra and inter-office networking. Everyone has the same mission to support the Veteran experience, so it’s just a matter of working together to do so.

Advice to Management

N/A

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