The New York Botanical Garden

  www.nybg.org
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It was okay.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at The New York Botanical Garden

Pros

-Pay was okay and Flexible schedule

Cons

-Not enough hours during the down season
-Management has some things to work out.
-Treat employees like high school children
-Not recognition shown for our work

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Treat employees fairly

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great content, low pay

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    Current Employee - Botanist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Botanist in New York, NY

    I have been working at The New York Botanical Garden part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's all about the plants. People are friendly and relaxed; pretty easy commute wherever you are coming from. Plenty of opportunities to have a lunchtime picnic among blooming magnolia trees, rose garden, whatever. There is sort of an understanding that being a scientist isn't going to be like working in a hedge fund, so everyone more or less deals. After all, we chose it, no?

    Cons

    The pay, the lack of advancement. Not too many calls within the world for fern or mushroom experts - so perhaps we should feel lucky to have a job. Still, people leave for industry, 'sell out' because it's hard to live on some salaries. Since NYBG is also dependent on funding, they had to make huge employment cuts back in '08-09 when the economy sank.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Feels like I'm trapped here...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The New York Botanical Garden full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Weekends off, leave at 5pm

    Cons

    No room for growth if you're a person of color.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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