Cincinnati Zoo Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
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    Amazing people, amazing atmosphere, amazing Zoo

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cincinnati Zoo part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers are great
    Everyone seems to get along
    Everyone has a love for wildlife
    Great atmosphere to work in

    Cons

    A little disorganized at times.
    Management needs to give newer employees better chances to shine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better supervisors that will not play favorites

    Recommends
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    Many years and many friends - a beautiful experience in an employer

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    Former Employee - HVAC Supervisor
    Former Employee - HVAC Supervisor

    I worked at Cincinnati Zoo full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    the people, the excitement and, of course, the animals!

    Cons

    saw it as bearing limited growth potential

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    feast or famine

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    Former Employee - Prep Cook  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Prep Cook in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Cincinnati Zoo part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    during the warm parts of year and fol can get alot of hours.

    Cons

    get laid off during winter

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    have a backup plan

    Recommends
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    Worth the years and the crowds

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    Former Employee - Adventure Planner  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Adventure Planner in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Cincinnati Zoo part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The staff is friendly and laid-back. working at a zoo is a happy job in general. I loved seeing people's faces light up when I told them I worked there. The work was relatively easy and the hourly pay was good for a college student looking to earn some pocket money.

    Cons

    For festival of lights, the outside shifts were unbearable. The summer heat could be pretty brutal as well. Mostly it was the angry visitors that were the worst to deal with.

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    Incentive programs for sales are effective, but high-pressure sales tactics at the zoo seemed unnecessary at times.

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  6.  

    Okay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH

    I worked at Cincinnati Zoo

    Pros

    Very old school style management. Great research facility for the animals. Recommend this for higher level researchers or else job kinda stinks

    Cons

    Management older and less flexible. Facilities older and break a lot. Job contingent in public funding. Sense of favoritism abounds.

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