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"A Great Agency"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Park Ranger III in Jasper, TX
Current Employee - Park Ranger III in Jasper, TX
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Pros

State pension, 401k, 457, medical and flex payment, 10-14 paid holidays, 8-10 hrs of vacation and sick leave accrued every month, over-time/comp time, great work environment, potential for advancement

Cons

Must work most weekends and holidays

Other Employee Reviews for Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

  1. Helpful (5)

    "A distinct environment in which to work for the environment."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Administrator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Web Administrator in Austin, TX
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    Pros

    Texas Parks & Wildlife does work few other people do - there are opportunities for biologists, scientists and conservationists that don't exist many other places. There's also a sense of 'family' amongst staff and a pretty laid back atmosphere, compared with other state agencies.

    Cons

    Teamwork is both promoted and necessary - mavericks may get things done, but a bottom-up approach is not usually widely supported. Politics rule many decisions by upper management, so making sure to be well connected is definitely worth the effort.

    Advice to Management

    While state agencies, in general, are known for moving slowly and making politically-based decisions, it's not uncommon for these circumstances to foster complacency and run off critical and innovative thinkers. Though it is a large responsibility for an agency tasked with serving the public and using tax dollars responsibly, few good things can be accomplished without taking some measure of risk.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Linux Systems Administrator"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
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    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department as a contractor

    Pros

    Friendly, patient, wonderful people to work with - including management!

    Cons

    State Agency. IT support is bogged down by an infrastructure management company that takes weeks to do a simple install request. Lack of staffing makes it difficult to adopt new versions of existing technology.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing upper management and your management company to get what you need in order to modernize your systems and services at a faster pace.

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