National Park Service - The day-to-day was great, but the nature of seasonal work (no benefits, uncertain future) made it stressful long-term. | Glassdoor
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"The day-to-day was great, but the nature of seasonal work (no benefits, uncertain future) made it stressful long-term."

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Former Employee - Visitor Use Assistant in Twentynine Palms, CA
Former Employee - Visitor Use Assistant in Twentynine Palms, CA
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No opinion of CEO

I worked at National Park Service full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Working as Visitor Use Assistant is enjoyable, relatively-low stress work, often carried out amidst gorgeous terrain. The pay was pretty good in light of how easy the work was.

Cons

It is hard to advance because of all the entitlement programs, like Veteran's preference points, that make it almost impossible for an outsider to land a permanent job. Between the entitlements, rampant nepotism, and favoritism, it is hard to get anywhere in the NPS based on merit alone. Depending on where you work, it can be hard to have any sort of life outside your park unit.

Other Employee Reviews for National Park Service

  1. Helpful (1)

    "IT Specialist"

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Aztec, NM
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Aztec, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Park Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. People are passionate about their jobs.

    Cons

    Not enough IT training opportunities; no annual meetings/conferences with colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    Provide funding for more training opportunities, as well as funding for annual meetings/conferences.


  2. "Friendly, stimulating place to work."

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    Current Employee - Park Ranger in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Park Ranger in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers and visitors, decent benefits and housing, promotion potential is increasing as older employees retire in large numbers, living in a National Park is a wonderful, rewarding experience.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better, training opportunities seem to be online only.

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