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"Only if you could move up..."

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Current Employee - Visitor Use Assistant in Bar Harbor, ME
Current Employee - Visitor Use Assistant in Bar Harbor, ME
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at National Park Service part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Living in some of the most beautiful, scenic, wonderful places in the country.

Cons

It is really hard to move pass GS 5, and unfortunately that is not a livable wage. In certain regions, you need to be careful disclosing you are a federal park ranger because some locals disapprove of NPS. Another thing is being tied to Congress, for example the government shut down.

Other Employee Reviews for National Park Service

  1. "Great place for summer"

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    Current Intern - IT Intern in Tacoma, WA
    Current Intern - IT Intern in Tacoma, WA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Park Service as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful place to work and people there are so friendly. For summer, a lot of volunteers come to help.

    Cons

    Too far from city. No network access. Sometimes, you need to be careful that you may meet some animals such as the mountain lion.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Worst job I've ever had...."

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    Current Employee - Visitor Services Assistant, National Park Service in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Visitor Services Assistant, National Park Service in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy job with 1hr lunch.

    Cons

    Incompetent management. Morale is virtually non-existant. If you stay here, you'll be waiting for whatever crumbs the park service throws at you.

    Advice to Management

    Incresae pay, promote compt=etent people into management. Change the awful culture of teh place and maybe you won't be losing a ton of people.

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