Indianapolis Zoo

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  1.  

    Great experience!

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    Former Employee - Admissions Representative  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Indianapolis Zoo part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible with your schedule, pay was great, people were friendly, something different every day

    Cons

    dealing with weather, rude customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Unfair

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Indianapolis Zoo

    Pros

    I liked that I was able to work outdoors, when the weather was nice. I also got to see animals.

    Cons

    Extreme sexism and some racism.

    Lack of communication between bosses and their employees.

    Obvious favoritism in departments and people.

    My boss requested I pick up a dirty diaper that was thrown in bushes while he sat laughing at me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of the way you treat your employees. They are people.

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    Unfair work environment...

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    Former Employee - Lead  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Lead in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Working around animals and meeting new people.

    Cons

    Pay, no benefits, bad management, no advancement, Admin would rather hire from outside then from within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fair pay to seasonal employees, offer benefits to supervisor roles, take lower employees opinions into consideration they are the ones that do the dirty work.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  5.  

    Wonderful Environment

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Intern in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Indianapolis Zoo as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I was an intern there and everyone was so welcoming and eager to make sure that I learned as much as I could. You get great benefits like discounts all over the park and free admission to the Zoo. It's a great zoo and there are always new things happening. The employees really love they're work.

    Cons

    Low pay (I was unpaid as an intern). As with all customer driven companies, there were frustrations with some situations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  6.  

    Highly recommend!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Indianapolis Zoo

    Pros

    Great non-profit company to work for! Highly experienced staff, great work environment and amazing culture! By working here you are not only considered an employee, but also a part of the family.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to change.

    Recommends
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    Personally and professionally fulfilling.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Indianapolis Zoo

    Pros

    Wonderful environment, proud of conservation mission, great employees, love working downtown.

    Cons

    Somewhat limited career growth due to it being a mid-sized employer with very little staff turnover.

    Recommends
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    not-for-profit, admin position

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Indianapolis Zoo

    Pros

    The staff and Management are great and highly dedicated. Benefits are excellent. Board is generous to employees.

    Cons

    Not-for-profit provides lower salaries than other organizations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Several micro-managers on staff: Executives need to provide guidance and advice to management to cease micro-behavior

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