Kansas City Zoo

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Not concerned with their workers

Membership Sales (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO

ProsGet to work outdoors, meet new people

ConsA lot of people who work here really haven't had decent jobs in the past. I was probably one of few workers who had previously received benefits and great treatment from their management. The way management will treat you here is wrong. On hot and long days they have no concern for your health and sales here are completely unfair. You would receive 50 cents per membership sale. Some peopel would sit inside in air conditioning and enter in mail-in membership applications and get paid over 20/hour while some people have to stay outside and try and cold-sell people. It's really not fair and management did little to help with this. I think the employees here need to have better standards. Horrible place to work. Not very many opportunities either for your career.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet off your power trip, it's the zoo and not the hilton hotel. A relaxed and fun atmosphere will go a long way for staff and customers alike.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Starter Zoo, not a reputable career zoo.

    Zoo Keeper (Former Employee) Kansas City, MO

    I worked at Kansas City Zoo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros: Young, social staff. Great animal variety--easy to switch teams. Cons: Inexperienced staff, lack of professional training and research opportunities. Management uses… Advice to Senior Management: Invest more in staff, and be more focused on animal… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    Worst place I have ever worked

    Animal Care (Current Employee) Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at Kansas City Zoo

    Pros: We have excellent and inexpensive benefits, probably the best overall benefits package I've had at any employer. We have… Cons: Many employees are afraid to voice concerns/complaints for fear of retribution from senior management. Many zoo departments are extremely understaffed and therefore the animals do… Advice to Senior Management: Listen to employee suggestions/comments rather than dismissing them. Allow for open and professional communication between management and non-management without jumping to firing people who express… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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