Saint Louis Zoo

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Saint Louis Zoo Reviews in Saint Louis, MO

7 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful work environment, but not a lot of upward opportunity.

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    Former Employee - Groundskeeper in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Groundskeeper in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Saint Louis Zoo

    Pros

    The St. Louis Zoo presents a wonderful work environment filled with friendly people who are willing to lend a hand. They allow flexibility in the work environment and management is generally friendly. On top of all that, you get to see some of the world's most exotic animals on a daily basis.

    Cons

    The hours at the Zoo can be challenging. Shifts can start as early as 5 am and weekends and holidays are required (animals are a 24/7/365 ordeal). People frequently think they will get to play with animals, but in fact you only watch the animals. No close contact is allowed and people are fired for touching the animals (unless its in their job description).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management generally does a pretty good job of managing resources. The one aspect that can be frustrating is that sometimes management puts a premium on making money and not on animal welfare-for example summer concerts held at the zoo.

    Recommends
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    Decent Part Time job

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Seasonal Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Saint Louis Zoo part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not over worked, a fairly loose and relaxing environment. A great place to meet a lot of cool people from all walks of life.

    Cons

    Zero advancement chances, pennies for yearly raises, full time management does NOTHING. Hourly staff are the only people working and they get paid minimum wage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The organization makes millions, the CEO earns more than $500,000 a year, Start paying your staff!

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