MAIFE

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MAIFE Reviews

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
5 Reviews
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MAIFE

    Pros

    If you love animals and people, this is a great job to have. It is fun to educate people about the variety of animals, and it is also fun just to see the animals (beluga whales, seals, sea lions, penguins, sharks, rays, etc.) on a regular basis.

    Cons

    It can be exhausting at times, and sometimes you will have to stand outside in the snow and the cold on wintery days (so be sure to dress warmly). You will have to learn how to best manage crowds and how to reinforce rules kindly but firmly.

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    Nice Coworkers, Okay Bosses, but Tourists are Exhausting

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MAIFE

    Pros

    There are days where it feels like you are getting paid to enjoy a nice day and be with the animals, you get lots of hours, coworkers are great, and the specials are delicious

    Cons

    Dealing with rude tourists can be exhausting, bosses are generally uninvolved, and there is little upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow workers who have been with the company for a while to have more promotion opportunities, deal with problem guests more swiftly, the employees work harder than you sometimes give them credit for

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mystic, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mystic, CT

    I have been working at MAIFE

    Pros

    free membership to aquarium
    discount in store
    2- 15 minute breaks plus lunch break each day

    Cons

    underpaid and unappreciated.
    rates are too high- must deal with disappointed people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try doing your job instead of putting the responsibility on those under you.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not what it once was.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mystic, CT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mystic, CT

    I have been working at MAIFE

    Pros

    If you are a researcher or like to work with aquatic animals, it can be rewarding.

    Cons

    Low pay and even lower respect from management .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are your best asset. Think of them before you think of yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very "mixed bag" of "leaders" are trying to bring together multiple visions in support of an important cause.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MAIFE

    Pros

    The mission is important. The staff is dedicated to the cause and it shows in their work and work habits. Working with animals is very rewarding. Many unique opportunities for travel and research. Teamwork within the organization is exemplary.

    Cons

    Management is quite disjointed. Too many knee-jerk reactions to small incidents. Planning and follow through seem lacking in many parts of the upper strata of the organization. Reaction without information. Senior management either never had or has lost sight of the mission.

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