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"Promises often broken"

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Former Employee - Interpretive Park Ranger in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Interpretive Park Ranger in Washington, DC
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at National Park Service part-time (More than a year)

Pros

Great parks and historic sites

Cons

Employment practices are unfair, promises concerning employment are repeatedly broken (for myself and many others), either management does not understand HR policies or the policies keep changing. The majority of jobs are temporary, and will not be extended, despite promises to the contrary. They will cut lose good workers who are already trained, promise to rehire in 6 months, change the rules, and hire new employees. Veteran's preference figures strongly.

Advice to Management

There are so many wonderful, dedicated and TRAINED park rangers that NPS management needs to rehire. HR is poorly run. Rangers who've already worked at a particular site are often classified by HR as unqualified to do the same job they've already done. It makes no sense.

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    "Disheartening"

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    Former Employee - Visitor Use Assistant in Luray, VA
    Former Employee - Visitor Use Assistant in Luray, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Park Service full-time

    Pros

    Great scenery, wonderful customers. Things seem great at first, but morale goes down over time and experience.

    Cons

    They pass over the ethical employees in favor of competitive sociopath-type personnel. Reference checks are not always conducted and once a lemon is put into a position of power it is too late. Nobody gets fired, so proper hiring is essential.

    Advice to Management

    There are quite a number of middle managers who engage in unethical business practices. There are potential lawsuits pending regarding ageism and ableism on the part of management. Nepotism runs rampant. Hiring procedures should always include thorough reference checks.


  2. "Good mission, but not good pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some of the nicest people and most beautiful sites in the United States,

    Cons

    Jobs are too short, no insurance, or relocation coverage. Low pay

    Advice to Management

    Start putting more money towards good biologists if you want a good seasonal output in the field.

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