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I worked at Wildlife Conservation Society part-time (Less than a year)RecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEORecommendsPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
Working retail at the Bronx Zoo was fun and challenging for a summer job. Luckily, I had a great supervisor who taught me how to do the job duties well and great co-workers. It was very team oriented and you must hold your own weight. However, penalties for breaking rules can be very harsh and there isn't much room for error. I would advise working in retail if you can count well, have good team skills, can mentor and train others as well as manage different tasks.
- Minimum Wage - Little wiggle room in terms of choosing what days you wanted to work - Upper management use of quota can cause negative attitudes among employees (a store can be scolded if it did not sell to many items, sometimes its not the employees fault but lack of sales can be caused due to bad weather, location of the store within the park, etc.) - Some locations do not have A/C. Expect to work out in the open, possibly in the sun for part of the day.
Advice to Management
Listen to employees to see what customers like and what they do not like. Sometimes, there is an overstock of a particular item that isn't selling. Also, I would recommend a special training program regarding how to make a pitch for a sale, proper housekeeping (like checking the stockroom and taking inventory) as well as ethics.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Wildlife Conservation Society (New York, NY) in March 2015.
Went inside the building, met with one of the team leaders, filled out a basic math test first then after I was done I was interviewed one on one. The atmosphere at the place was quite chill,the co-workers didn't seem bothered by my presence and had a very organic flow, I was pretty nervous as this had been my first actual interview but it all went well.
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From Congo gorillas to humpback whales off the coast of Gabon, all life is worth conserving to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The group, founded in 1895, works to protect wildlife and lands throughout the world and to instill in humans a concern about nature. The not-for-profit organization operates New York City's Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo, and the Queens Zoo. The society's environmental education programs are used in schools throughout the US and in other nations. It has ongoing efforts in more than 60 countries ...