I worked at National Park Service full-time (More than 10 years)
People were great, it was like one big happy family. Sure there were problems but what big company doesn't have some problems. I enjoyed my job, I liked all those I worked with. The management was very pro people. You could go to any of that team and talk to them if you had a problem. I was there for 17 years as I was hired as a local hire. I never wanted to move to another park. The Superintendents were very good and I worked for 5 different ones during my time and part of my job was to be their secretary. We had a great Park.
In my years I did not see or hear about real problems that could not be fixed. Maybe my Park was different.
Advice to Management
Perhaps the ones in Washington should get out in the Parks and work, if all they did was work in Washington they did not see the real Park Service.
I applied online. I interviewed at National Park Service.
I have a great phone interview that turned into a lengthy conversation about how my experience was greatly desired. Needless to say, I got the job right then and there.