Management allows nepotism and favoritism. Her favorites can take time off and come to work late and leave early daily without using any leave. Unbalanced work loads and constant contradictions. Management and coworkers talk down about other coworkers daily within their clicks. You have to fake it to avoid being on their bad list all while trying to do your job. Looking to move on.
Purchaser (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – January 2, 2018
Nepotism was allowed in the Financial Resources Division. Personal relationships were brought into the workplace which effected management decisions. Was treated unfairly by management mainly because Purchasing Manager would not confront issued within the department.
Administrative Assistant IV (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – October 22, 2017
TPWD would be an interesting place to work, if the agency was allowed to spend their own revenue. I left there because after every Legislative session, the management would gather us and announce that yoo-hoo, this biennium, we get to keep our jobs!..
Fish and Wildlife Technician II (Former Employee) – Texas – October 18, 2017
When I worked there, pay was very low. I've seen that salaries have greatly improved in recent years, so it's more attractive now. The starting salaries I've seen advertised are well above average. However, it appears they don't increase much beyond that. The big thing about working in Texas is that Texas is so big. It's a long drive to get anywhere for a meeting. I spent many nights in motels when I worked there.
Nice place, lots to do
Everything is spread out; you're always travelling
Administrative Assistant II (Current Employee) – Cedar Hill, TX – August 6, 2017
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is a great department to work for. As an Administrative Assistant II, I serve in the State Parks Division. The state parks are great and wonderful to work for. Like any other job, there is a lot of politics involved. Otherwise, it is great. Benefits are also great.
Clerk (Former Employee) – Burnet, TX – August 3, 2017
The work environment was friendly. Management could have had a little improvement, but overall they were fair and accommodating. The hardest part of the job is learning all of the rules and regulations that customers ask about.
Under the direction of the Park Superintendent I managed and conducted environmental education programs for various groups both inside and outside the park for large, diverse groups of people. I maintained records and agency logs of all interpretive events to turn in to Austin every month. I developed and implemented many programs and curriculum for schools that followed TEKS guidelines, developed and implemented a merit badge program for boyscouts and girlscouts, developed and implemented a registration form and itinerary for school groups. I researched and developed an interpretive trail guide, park specific fish ID and bag limit signage, interpretive exhibits, FAQ books for visitors and staff, native plant ID booklet, and various other informative brochures. Acting as the Resource Manager I led many projects which included maintaining, monitoring and coordinating the repair of historical CCC culverts, maintaining surveys of sensitive archeological sites, cultural monitoring of construction projects, coordinating staff in preparation and execution of public hunts, managing public hunts and assisting in the collection and maintenance of harvest data. Monitoring invasive aquatic and terrestrial species within the park, maintaining and monitoring reports of nuisance wildlife and assisting in the capture and removal of nuisance wildlife, capturing live specimens to conduct research for public programs and information, maintain and take care of wildlife including alligators, fish, aquatic and land turtles, snakes, orphaned or injured wildlife, monitoring human impacts on parkmore... and implementing programs to minimize impacts. I also put together many Project Review Requests to assess the natural and cultural impacts of park projects.less
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – February 27, 2017
I enjoy Volunteering with the Texas Buffalo soldier program and the benefits its provides kids on the history of the Buffalo Soldiers.I have been here for the past few years do trail rides out door camping and being an example of what it was like to live back in the day. We work with boyscoots and others to perform roles on the outdoor lifestyle and the stuggles on how life was back in the day.
Intern I / Clerk II (Former Employee) – Mason, TX – October 23, 2016
I loved working outdoors and enjoyed the people I worked with. Everyone enjoys coming to work each day and their passion for the job is clearly visible. I learned new things about wildlife and land stewardship every day. The hardest part of the job was knowing my position was only a temporary position.
Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) – La Porte, TX – January 19, 2016
Its just retail. Sitting at register greeting customers, selling tickets to ship and selling merchandise. Just retail. Management sucks. Too many double standards. Love the benefits, that's why I returned to working with the State of Texas. Still looking......