Natural Resources Conservation Service - Great pay & benefits, but a better career choice for those that are settled down." | Glassdoor
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"Great pay & benefits, but a better career choice for those that are settled down.""

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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I worked at Natural Resources Conservation Service part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

The NRCS typically offers good pay and nice benefits. Once you're settled in to a position, it's hard to get fired. Employees that have "misbehaved" in some way are sometimes moved to another office, making it an inconvenience for them to go to work.
They are very flexible when it comes to time off, especially for family situations. The NRCS offers a good career for those that are settled down, with kids, because of this. The work is fairly repetitive, with an occasional switch or two in something every year. Offices are usually quite laid back, and they take most assignments without getting stressed. The people I worked with were incredibly nice.

Cons

The work is repetitive, and gets very boring, very quickly. I was glad to be done after 3 months, because I couldn't stand it anymore. The workload was just stagnant. Honestly, a trained monkey could do everything that NRCS employees have to do. It's very easy. Which is what also makes it incredibly boring after a short period of time. For those graduates that want to have a more exciting workload- with duties and situations changing more frequently- don't even consider the NRCS. You'll be doing the same thing you start with until you die. If you see work as just another paycheck, go for it. You can slack off to your heart's content and no one will really care. But eventually you're going to find yourself hating work, simply because it's so monotonous. And it's hard to fire those employees that don't actually do any work, so you just put up with them and take over their workload.
Also, the paper pushing is neverending. You'll sit through lots of meetings. Meetings with the board, meetings with other offices, meetings with farmers (which are the only good ones), "the importance of cultural differences" meetings, "how and why to treat each other equally" meetings, etc. etc. etc... The list is endless. And most of the time the DC just rambles through the letter while everyone pretends to listen while finishing their morning coffee and crossword puzzle.
The only way you'll get through the day is by actually doing your work. Otherwise you'll start to stagnate too.

Advice to Management

It's government. What more can we say?

Other Employee Reviews for Natural Resources Conservation Service

  1. "It was vere enlightning"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the people one works with are awsome. Everyone provides different information so there is always a chance of learning something new.

    Cons

    Some of the work was very repetitive, so afeter a while it turned boring. I had to do a lot of filing and form filing.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps it would be nice to provide with more challenging work. Offer a bit of viriety, new proyects and such.


  2. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Casper, WY
    Former Employee - Civil Engineer in Casper, WY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Natural Resources Conservation Service full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a very good environment to work in. People are very helpful and friendly within the company.

    Cons

    Low salary. Starting out can be a little rough and a little tight as a recent graduate.

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate entry positions to students so the salary can be a little more attractive and competitive with private companies.

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