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Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Employee Reviews about "great benefits"

Updated Apr 17, 2019

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Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Executive Director Carter Smith
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21 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great co-workers and if you love being outdoors you will enjoy this company(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and pay, friendly co workers(in 6 reviews)

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. "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
  2. "Work in the great outdoors, low pay and little growth opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, get to be outdoors, great benefits, and willing to work with my school schedule.

    Cons

    Very little growth potential and pay isn't great. Lots of working in the heat and cold

    Texas Parks & Wildlife Department2019-03-04
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Mission, Poor Accountability"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

    Pros

    The mission of the organization is great! Great benefits.

    Cons

    Older staff and lots of loss of institutional knowledge.

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    Texas Parks & Wildlife Department2017-07-18
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department full-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits and State Retirement

    Cons

    Not much cross training for other divisions, Micro managed, No lateral movement

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    Texas Parks & Wildlife Department2017-06-07
  5. "Full of hardworking people who believe in what they are doing."

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Specialist III in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good retirement options, excellent paid holidays, a plethora of annual, holiday, sick leave, etc. I have found that while there are a few folks working with TPWD who have a bad attitude or who are just worn out, most of the folks I have met at conferences and travelling to other parks really do enjoy their job and believe in what they do. I work in the State Parks Division and have filled roles such as a clerk at headquarters, maintenance, interpreter, and more and really enjoy what I do.

    Cons

    It can be hard to be promoted in State Parks division unless you are willing to relocate or wait for someone above you to relocate, quit, or retire. The pay isn't great for the education required for many positions. As a state agency there is a lot of red tape involved in doing anything. The state overspends on large projects and large projects cost double what they do in private sector work.

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    Texas Parks & Wildlife Department2014-06-06
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Contract Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, holidays, etc. Work is very interesting with different projects changing constantly.

    Cons

    Very low salary compared to other state agencies. Work load was tremendous for under staffed employees.

    Texas Parks & Wildlife Department2013-06-30
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