Nova Parks Employee Reviews

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Productive and fun place to work at
Slide Attendant (Former Employee) –  Alexandria, VAMay 13, 2019
There’s many different jobs to choose from at Nova Parks. If you follow directions and work to your best it should be fun and easy to work there. Also getting to meet new people and cooperate was a good experience.
Cons
There’s a lot of breaks in between as lifeguarding
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Attendant (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAMay 1, 2018
Literally the easiest money you can make as a high school student as your first job. I had no experience working a batting cage, and within a month I was arguably the best attendant there.
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Great place to work in the outdoors
Senior Ranger (Former Employee) –  Centreville, VADecember 6, 2017
Loved working here, unfortunately their is not a lot of career advancement opportunities for individuals who enjoy the park ranger type jobs. Also the company is independently owned and is run like a corporation instead of a park authority. The best part of the job was that you felt like you worked with family, unfortunately their are those family members that are lazy and incompetent too.
Cons
Do not take care of the seasonal staff even when they are full time wor
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2.0
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Was not as good as I expected
Concessions Attendant (Former Employee) –  Centreville, VANovember 2, 2017
I had heard great things about working at nova Parks however when i got there and had gotten the jobs it wasn't all that great, the hours were bare and chosen by the managers and the pay wasn't good at all. You weren't paid well enough for majority of what you did. would not work there again
Pros
Good people working there
Cons
Low pay, Lots of work, not enough hours
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4.0
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Great place to work, very rewarding, not for those with a low stress tolerance
Lifeguard and Swim Instructor (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VASeptember 7, 2017
A fast-paced work environment where you work with some great people and rewarding experiences. Lifeguarding at NOVA Parks is not for those with low-stress tolerance, or for those who cannot react quickly.
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Great place for someone who loves nature and working with lots of people
Park Ranger (Former Employee) –  Lorton, VAJuly 29, 2017
Working here was great. The people and spirit of work everyday was a joy to be a part of. The staff, location, and customers were great to work with as well.
Pros
access to using the park for free
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Fun place to work great people! Great responsibility
Water Safety Officer (Former Employee) –  Lorton, VAMay 1, 2017
Started as a lifeguard for my first job and worked my way up. Really great place to work at especially if you're in late high school and looking for a good summer job!
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Intern (Former Employee) –  Fairfax Station, VAMay 12, 2016
NOVA Parks in one of the leading parks and outdoor recreation agency. With the diversity of Northern Virginia the agency has evolved and adapted to the demands of the jurisdictional residents while maintaining their focus on the preservation of resources, history and cultures for future generations to experience.
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