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Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Reviews

Updated September 24, 2017
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Elizabeth M. Hewlett
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Pros
  • Feels like family, and work/life balance is great (in 5 reviews)

  • You get great benefits to use the facilities (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Part time staff is paid very little but asked the job of full time staff that are getting paid a lot more (in 5 reviews)

  • As a non-career employee you'll get very limited hours and no benefits (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Typical government beaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission part-time

    Pros

    I loved my position with M-NCPPC. We could've gotten a lot more work done if there weren't so many holes to jump through. But it was fun and I learned a lot. Would've stayed if I wasn't offered a better position elsewhere.

    Cons

    Not much room to move up.
    Higher salary

    Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Response

    Sep 14, 2017 – Manager, Recruitment

    Thank you for your review! Many great people have started their careers in government and industry through part-time seasonal/intermittent positions at the Commission. We're glad that you had fun and... More


  2. "A Tough Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenbelt, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenbelt, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, strong community orientation.

    Cons

    Low pay. Management tends to micromanage too much. General atmosphere of distrust beneath a friendly veneer.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your specialists, especially when they are trained in areas you are not.

    Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Response

    Sep 25, 2017 – Manager, Recruitment

    Thank you for your review. I appreciate your willingness to share what must be a difficult story. As a rather unique bi-county government agency, our salaries sometimes are not as competitive as we... More

  3. "Flexible Company"

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

    I have been working at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission part-time

    Pros

    Family environment
    work life balance
    summer trips

    Cons

    compensation and benefits
    senior management
    culture and values

    Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Response

    Sep 8, 2017 – Manager, Recruitment

    Thank you for your review. We are constantly striving to improve worklife at the Commission and appreciate your comments!


  4. "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Capitol Heights, MD
    Current Employee - Driver in Capitol Heights, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I work with a lot of good people and go on a lot of trips with the seniors.

    Cons

    There are no benefits at all.

    Advice to Management

    I know that you only hire people for seasonal help but we should have some type of benefits like medical or a minimum amount of paid leave.

    Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Response

    Aug 3, 2017 – Manager, Recruitment

    Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your recommendation and will pass it along to our Management for consideration.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Camp Counselor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Camp Counselor in College Park, MD
    Current Employee - Camp Counselor in College Park, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and room for learning opportunities

    Cons

    Not enough shared responsibility at times

    Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Response

    Jul 14, 2017 – Manager, Recruitment

    Thank you very much for your review. Our Camp Counselors play a great role in the success of our seasonal/summer programs, and we appreciate your efforts and input!


  6. "Great for balance and retirement. Not great for innovation."

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    Former Employee - Planner Coordinator in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Planner Coordinator in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Benefits. Great Work-life balance. Great retirement after 10 years. Nice people. Family friendly.. Not a bad place to work and it's a professional workplace.

    Cons

    Great retirement. Lots of retirement in place. 10 years is a long time to wait to vest. Salaries are lower than metro region.

    Advice to Management

    Raise salaries. Reduce time to vest. Reward great work with pay increases.

    Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Response

    Jul 31, 2017 – Manager, Recruitment

    We very much appreciate your review, and agree about the great people who work at the Commission. We offer both a pension as well as a couple of other voluntary retirement savings plans for our... More


  7. "Fun job but no mobility"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission part-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work and have the opportunity to do many different things. No day is the same. Not a boring office job!

    Cons

    Part time staff is paid very little but asked the job of full time staff that are getting paid a lot more. It makes people feel they are taken advantage of.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people fairly

    Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Response

    Jun 29, 2017 – Manager, Recruitment

    Thank you for your review. We like to think of the Commission as a fun place to work and to serve the public. If you have concerns about your job duties, please raise them with your supervisor and/or... More

  8. "The participants make it great"

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    Former Employee - Therapeutic Assistant in Hyattsville, MD
    Former Employee - Therapeutic Assistant in Hyattsville, MD
    Recommends

    I worked at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission part-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    supervisors were great

    Cons

    short hours
    not enough pay
    minimum wage

    Advice to Management

    give more hours

    Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Response

    Jun 6, 2017 – Manager, Recruitment

    Thanks for your review. The people at M-NCPPC are definitely our greatest resource. We are constantly looking to improve our compensation & benefit programs and appreciate your concerns as a Seasonal... More


  9. "Senior Planning Tech"

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    Former Employee - Senior Planning Tech in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Former Employee - Senior Planning Tech in Upper Marlboro, MD

    I worked at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I don't have any complaints. It was a lot to learn and it was interesting to find out the different zoning requirements for that areas throughout PG County. Management was very helpful and always available to assist when needed.

    Cons

    The only con was that for my particular position is that there was no promotion potential. I don't think that was made clear during the interview process.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice as they were always very helpful and ready to help when asked.

    Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Response

    Aug 22, 2017 – Manager, Recruitment

    Thank you for your review. Sometimes there are opportunities to move within the Commission, in lateral or promotional ways, which can result in significant career and personal development. We... More


  10. "IT Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission part-time

    Pros

    The Best place in the world to work to meet people from all walks of life.

    Cons

    Micro managing, Deceitful policies and Managers, family hiring priority....

    Advice to Management

    Let people do there jobs!


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