Audubon Nature Institute

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Audubon Nature Institute Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
16 Reviews
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Audubon Nature Institute President & CEO Ronald Forman
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    Intern: Overall great experience with the staff, the internship provided a wealth of knowledge, and fun.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Audubon Nature Institute as an intern

    Pros

    Positive work environment with great leaders

    Cons

    I don't really have any cons. I loved interning there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Living off of nothing!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Audubon Nature Institute (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Positive things about this company are...........

    Cons

    First, the fallacy that this company has the nerve to call itself a family facility is a joke! How anyone survives off the non-existent pay raises when the cost of living is always going up is beyond me!! The only people who can live comfortablely are the extremely unfriendly and over paid members of upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why even have this box when they will only use your words against you to fire you. Frankly, the state and federal government should investigate this company's financial practices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    I had such a great experience working here. Friendly supervisors who are very helpful and great coworkers

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    Current Employee - Operations & Park Management/Guest Services in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Operations & Park Management/Guest Services in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Audubon Nature Institute as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Make great money in a great environment.

    Cons

    It's definitely a very active job. You will be exhausted by the end of the day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Catering Server

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    Current Employee - Catering Server in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Catering Server in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Audubon Nature Institute part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people are (usually) really nice, the work is easy, the pay is pretty good and the schedule is incredibly flexible.

    Cons

    Some of the managers can be very rude. Customer service can also be difficult. Hours are limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have regular trainings. We had one.....once.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    High School Job - Fun and paid well

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    Former Employee - Barback in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Barback in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Audubon Nature Institute part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I worked as a barback in their catering department in high school. It is a relatively simple job that pays well for the catering industry and is a fun place to work.

    Cons

    As a service industry job it does have some drawbacks. Some of the managers can talk down to you. Really a part-time job so no benefits of any kind.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Entomologist

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Audubon Nature Institute full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot from senior staff members. A lot of contact time with animals.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, no chance for raises or advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to censure employees for lateness and absenteeism. It would make the workplace better for those who are there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    it is a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Audubon Nature Institute full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    immediate manager very family oriented

    Cons

    No depth in departments, must wait for someone to quit or retire in order to advance

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a place I would recommend to work

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    Current Employee - Director in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Director in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Audubon Nature Institute full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Able to walk around and see the animals during my 30 minute lunch break if I am lucky enough to leave my desk.

    Cons

    Very sneaky upper management (senior management). They act like they are your friend and stab each other in the back every chance they get. HR VP invites you in to chat with her but will use it against you to get your fired. NOT COOL. I have watched too many friends leave, quit and get fired for "not kissing their butts". Smooch Smooch...I have to do it until I find a new career. :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up Ron. Really...It's time to retire but first hire some a new team of senior managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Say NO to Audubon!

    Current Employee - Director in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Director in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Audubon Nature Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Let's see - the only think that I can come up with is the hotdogs at the concession stand at the zoo.

    Cons

    MICROMANGE from all managers
    Human Resources does not care about the employees are want to get to know the employees
    VP's think they are too good to talk to the employees
    No pay raises in years
    Over worked under paid
    Need to Kiss Butt with the Mangers if you want to keep your job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Ron Forman - Take a close look at your VP team.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible place to work

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    Current Employee - Administrative in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Administrative in New Orleans, LA

    I have been working at Audubon Nature Institute full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Sorry I cannot think of any pros for working at Audubon.

    Cons

    Upper Management does not care about the employees.
    Human Resources is not supportive of staff.
    Underpaid
    No raises
    Poor benefits - Insurance available but we cannot afford it because of our low wages

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    learn to appreciate your staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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