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"WASO - Typical government agency without a clue about how to run a business."

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Former Contractor - Procurement Technician in Lakewood, CO
Former Contractor - Procurement Technician in Lakewood, CO
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Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at National Park Service as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Good pay, casual dress code, simple work, small office

Cons

Poor management, lack of structure, federal/contractor tensions, outdated filing systems, no uniformity in processes

Advice to Management

Stop letting contracting officers and older employees dictate practices and enforce an agency standard.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Work is inspiring and satisfying, management needs improvement."

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    Former Employee - Park Ranger
    Former Employee - Park Ranger
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work in places that are rich in history and/or environment. Visitors interested. Very satisfying to work with the visitors. Most visitors appreciate of attention they receive from Park Rangers.

    Cons

    Hours, low pay and poor management. Park Rangers in interpretation who do tours and educational programs are the front line for the park service. Over 50% are seasonal with no benefits. There is little appreciation for the loyalty and dedication of these employees from management.

    Advice to Management

    Show support for your front line employees who are the ones who are making the visitor experience a wonderful one and keeps people supporting our National Parks. Do not make your seasonal employees feel disposable.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "If you love History & the Outdoors!!"

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    Current Contractor - Archaeologist in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Archaeologist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Park Service as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Being able to work outside a large portion of the time, and with like minded people. Being able to educate the public on the cultural and natural resources!

    Cons

    .. it is the government, so it can be stressful when things are always hanging in the balance.

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