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"Patriotic Stewards of Historic Sites and Resources"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Exhibits Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Exhibits Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at National Park Service full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Committed group of exciting, challenging, educated, talented coworkers who despite all obstacles continue to keep the publics treasures open to all. There is an opportunity to work with, visit, and explore a world of historic sites with personal connection to each. Fellow workers always make time to be of assistance and cooperate to achieve positive results. There is a culture of individual control of time, activities, education, and direction. Results are rewarded with commendations and certificates.

Cons

No clear systems in place for continued advancement in some areas divisions. Management and the Department are struggling with too much to accomplish without enough financial resources. The back log of defered maintenance is in the multi millions and may never be accomplished leaving resources over time unusable.

Advice to Management

Evolve and discuss advancement strategies with employees.

Other Employee Reviews for National Park Service

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Best people, organization, and management I have worked with in my career."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Park Service full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Mission. People. Once you become part of the family, you can never get out... even if you try.

    Who doesn't like the National Parks?

    Cons

    If you are a thought leader, expect resistance from the entrenched old timers. The culture of the organization resists change, and that is likely for good reason being that they employ people in the business of preservation...

    Advice to Management

    Realize who is pulling the cart up the hill, who is sitting in the cart weighing it down, and who is doing nothing more than blocking it from making any progress at all. Give the pullers incentive, the sitters a reason to pull, and remove the blockers.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Can be a dream job"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at National Park Service full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Get to work in beautiful places
    - Work with like minded individuals
    - Pay/Benefits are okay

    Cons

    - Bureaucratic Agency
    - Veteran's Preference when hiring
    - Difficult to move up
    - Inefficient organization

    Advice to Management

    Allocation of training funds are typically geared towards employees that have been there a long time. I understand the seniority reasoning, but younger employees are not being prepared for future opportunities in the NPS.


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