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Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Reviews

Updated January 31, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Benefits and great group of people to work with (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people to work with who are knowledgable in the planning field (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Facility directors want the commitment of a full time employee but only pay part time wages (in 4 reviews)

  • Had immense problems with my camp director who flaunted her favoritism towards certain campers and staff members (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Child Care Teacher"

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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

    Work with a lot of kids

    Cons

    Need better hours for part time

    Advice to Management

    Easier way to move through company


  2. "Kind and Earth friendly, but with too many part time positions"

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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

    Some of the most Earth friendly and conscious co-workers at multiple locations. The mass emails keep everyone up to date on news and celebrations. Multiple annual get togethers to bond as a team. Within the commission that are dozens of unique positions that could fit anyone.

    Cons

    -Smaller budget despite the many hires, MANY people are part timers scratching for hours. Very hard to break in on a full-time basis.
    -Have to be lucky and hope that the board, chiefs and other senior staff members have a vested interest in your division to be funded for certain duties.
    -Daily, too many emails that are irrelevant that are mass sent.


  3. "Opportunities to Grow"

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    Former Employee - Principal Administrator in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Principal Administrator in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and great group of people to work with. Love all the social functions.

    Cons

    Tuition Assistance is not beneficial to those who want to receive a higher degree.


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  5. "Golf range servant"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible hours all year round, closed when snow is on the ground, close early when rain, easy job

    Cons

    annoying customers, job is so easy its hard, hard to get stuff done especially when something needs fixing, co-workers are lazy


  6. "Lifeguard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Easy money and alway hiring.

    Cons

    Pay raise is sometimes forgotten.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Golden Handcuffs cinch tighter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverdale, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverdale, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits. Like golden handcuffs, they is.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. WAY too politically-correct -- hire based on qualifications, not "reparations".


  8. "Swim team coach"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good place to work, with some room for advancement within the aquatics sector. Began as a lifeguard.

    Cons

    Not really bad about working here. Sometimes managers need to not ask coaches and lifeguards to do things that managers should take care of.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to care about employees because at the end of the day, we're all in the business of helping people.


  9. "Only If You Need Extra Cash"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Upper Marlboro, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Upper Marlboro, MD

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

    Pros

    Good for a side job

    Cons

    Minimum Wage
    No Hours
    Working 12hr shifts if you get hours

    Advice to Management

    Give Employees Overtime!!!


  10. "Planner Series"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverdale, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Riverdale, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good people, great retirement plan, relatively well managed.

    Cons

    Very hard to advance. No one leaves. Get comfortable with your starting salary, as you will have to live with it for quite a while. Raises are very low.

    Advice to Management

    Revise promotional opportunities and make pay more consistent with the private sector.


  11. "Park Staff at Splash Park"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good starting job. Helps you to build customer service skills and adds to your resume while in high school and parts of college. Also involves some problem solving skills.

    Cons

    Sometimes it seems as if you are a separate entity from the driving range. THe driving range always gets more attention and the park seems to be moving down hill. Customers always seem to find ways to complain



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