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Updated Feb 18, 2020

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3.7
77%
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88%
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Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Executive Director Carter Smith
Carter Smith
20 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Other state agencies including the City of Austin pay much better(in 7 reviews)

  • "Low pay, difficult to get rid of bad managers/employees(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Office Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to work, Would have continued employment, but I moved out of state

    Cons

    None, overall good place to work

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    Texas Parks & Wildlife Department2020-02-18
  2. "Awesome, flexible, and worth it!"

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    Current Employee - Ambassador in Waco, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Meaningful work that allows you to build your own ideas and plans Management is wonderful

    Cons

    Unfortunately, it is not paid

    Texas Parks & Wildlife Department2019-12-12
  3. "Great Internship"

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    Former Employee - Operations Intern 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great co-workers and if you love being outdoors you will enjoy this company

    Cons

    no increase in pay

    Texas Parks & Wildlife Department2019-11-21
  4. "low pay for the responsibilities"

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    Former Employee - Fish and Wildlife Technician II in Lake Jackson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good benefits, time off, breaks, thats about it

    Cons

    pay, management, policy and procedures, work schedules are hard to adjust too and not normal; all subject to a managers discretion. the whole organization is super political. So a requirement is to have a brown nose 24/7 or be fired.

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    Texas Parks & Wildlife Department2019-09-12
  5. "Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant 

    I worked at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department part-time

    Pros

    It is a fun place to work and the people are amazing

    Cons

    Not the best compensation out there

    Texas Parks & Wildlife Department2019-08-23
  6. "Good work environment and culture"

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good overall place to work, good environment

    Cons

    Pay can be lacking for many positions

    Texas Parks & Wildlife Department2019-08-20
  7. "Great place to start your career..."

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    Former Employee - Natural Resource Specialist in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Manageable work loads and laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Do not reward or promote innovative thinking, limited latitude to develop new projects

    Texas Parks & Wildlife Department2019-08-23
  8. "Great job if you love the outdoors"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Specialist III in Pilot Point, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working outside Lots to do and see Great health insurance

    Cons

    Poor management at some parks

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    Texas Parks & Wildlife Department2019-07-25
  9. "It was ok."

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    Former Employee - Accountant 

    I worked at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and many days of.

    Cons

    The pay was low. Lots of gossip.

    Texas Parks & Wildlife Department2019-05-26
  10. "Great benefits and pay"

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    Former Employee - Cook II 

    I worked at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and pay, friendly co workers

    Cons

    Decent upward mobility, tougher personal conduct policy than typical

    Texas Parks & Wildlife Department2019-04-17

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