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Natural Resources Conservation Service Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Natural Resources Conservation Service full-time

    Pros

    Great working environment with supportive management staff

    Cons

    limited opportunity for growth within the organization

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. "NRCS"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Natural Resources Conservation Service full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and working to help people help the land.

    Cons

    Very old workforce. Not a lot of opportunists for advancement.

  3. "Program Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Natural Resources Conservation Service full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family friendly, very generous leave and comp time allowance, can wear jeans everyday.

    Cons

    Lots of red tape and bureaucracy, lack of effective communication from Area and State offices, usually have to move to another county to get promoted, sharing a workspace with FSA (they have a very different culture and attitude)

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better


  4. "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - District Conservationist in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - District Conservationist in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Natural Resources Conservation Service full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Job security, Decent pay the longer you stay.

    Cons

    Typical government agency, depending on location you may not have any chance for advancement. Leadership has been terrible in recent years and the government career model of promoting problematic employees instead of firing them adds to the headaches

    Advice to Management

    Retire so younger individuals with more energy and work ethic can move into leadership roles. Stop sticking around just to collect a paycheck


  5. "interesting, diverse work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Time in field and travel to gain experience working with farmers and ranchers

    Cons

    inconsistent grant funding, programs shifting, office location is great for Santa Maria, but would be more interesting if located in Santa Barbara


  6. "NRCS"

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    Former Employee - biolgist in Fargo, ND
    Former Employee - biolgist in Fargo, ND
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with professionals that really care about the agricultural community.

    Cons

    The usual negatives that come with working for a large federal agency.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your district level employees they are the most knowledgeable about the local producer.


  7. "Wildlife biologist"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Broken Bow, OK
    Current Employee - Manager in Broken Bow, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Natural Resources Conservation Service full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Got to go outside sometimes

    Cons

    Its the government and there are always tons of papers to sign. Also tons of meetings about nothing. Makes it hard to have any free time to work

    Advice to Management

    If you are a bioligist do not goes to the NRCS-USDA

  8. "Salary Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Natural Resources Conservation Service full-time

    Pros

    Great mission and innovative approach

    Cons

    Some things out of employee' control


  9. "Dept of Agriculture"

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    Former Employee - Asset Manager in Sheboygan, WI
    Former Employee - Asset Manager in Sheboygan, WI
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Natural Resources Conservation Service (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Federal employment status is said to give the edge up on finding other jobs within federal government.

    Cons

    Very difficult to advance in this agency

    Advice to Management

    Many jobs are too broad and open-ended regarding job responsibilities, often incorporating multiple job classifications.


  10. "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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