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"Great mission, interesting work, bad retention strategies"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Park Ranger
Current Employee - Park Ranger
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Mission-oriented. Friendly people. Interesting work... And you may even go outside occasionally!

Cons

Mission-oriented agency means a LOT of people are willing to do this work for vastly less than they deserve, which is why as an agency our positions are under-graded and often temporary with no benefits.

Advice to Management

Focus on employee retention and on bringing in new, bright people. Breaking into the NPS is a nightmare these days and while I did it, the number of incredibly gifted people I've seen passed up is the primary reason why I'm looking to leave myself.

Other Employee Reviews for National Park Service

  1. Helpful (1)

    "NPS"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Procurement Technician
    Current Employee - Procurement Technician
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Park Service full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The overall mission of the NPS is laudable -- America's Best Idea

    Cons

    Organizational structure confused -- leadership lacking

    Advice to Management

    Communicating better is essential


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No where to advance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Getting to work outside everyday
    Getting to see nature

    Cons

    low pay
    nowhere to advance (at least where I was at)
    no benefits (seasonal position)

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