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  1. I loved working for the Calgary Zoo

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    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Operations Supervisor in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Calgary Zoo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    All the animals
    Benefits
    RSP program
    Christmas Party, Staff BBQ, Family BBQ
    We care about our employee gifts
    Extra training through HR
    Spring Pansy sale
    Most of the people
    I would be very happy to work for the zoo for the rest of my life.

    Cons

    At times not realistic to the real issues of the zoo. Many employees are overworked and under appreciated. Thank you goes a long ways. Other employees hardly work, make mistakes and it will go unnoticed.

    Advice to Management

    The Calgary Zoo is a big place to work, a good place to work but middle management is left with to much freedom. When PEP's are done HR should be questioning employees to get opinions on how their bosses are supporting or not supporting them.


  2. I could not ask for a better experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Calgary Zoo

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic work experience, free access to the zoo, first access to new information etc. Good opportunities to learn about the zoo and the different animals. 25% discount on the food and on the gift shop.

    Cons

    Some of the staff are condescending, while there are many opportunities the majority of them are not paid and require extensive training and time to give. It makes it harder to have to motivation to take advantage of the opportunities.


  3. Disorganized company

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    Former Employee - Guest Relations in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Guest Relations in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Calgary Zoo

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good work experience for people without much or any work experience
    Good supervisors
    Nice people

    Cons

    Extremely disorganized, one department has no idea what the other departments are doing
    Poor training
    Working in parking is awful!
    Hours are limited when weather is bad, although this is not the fault of the Zoo, it does limit your potential income

    Advice to Management

    Have an actual training program, don't just pick a randomn person to shadow


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  5. Fun

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Calgary Zoo

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    You meet new people. Pays well.

    Cons

    Lot's of work and stressful

    Advice to Management

    Help us immediately when we need help



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