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Denver Zoo Reviews

Updated August 8, 2017
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  1. "KM Concessions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Denver Zoo part-time

    Pros

    Great starter job and part time job. It was fun.

    Cons

    The KM Concessions was not filled with professional supervisors and managers.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Denver Zoo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One star rating has no pros

    Cons

    One star rating speaks for itself

    Advice to Management

    After four Project Managers leaving after working six months for someone, they should look seriously at replacing that someone.

  3. "Denver Zoo Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Denver Zoo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One-of-a-kind atmosphere. Your office is in the center of over 300 exotic animals. You can't beat it.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for advancement. It seems to take 4-5 years to move up from coordinator to management level.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to value lower-level employees opinions and ideas.


  4. "Animal Keeper"

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    Current Employee - Animal Keeper
    Current Employee - Animal Keeper
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Denver Zoo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Vacation benefits, strong commitment to sustainability and strong support of staff for continuing eduction.

    Cons

    Salaries may not be meeting the rising cost of living


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Best work place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Denver Zoo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing work environment. Everyone is always excited to come into work because they are all passionate about creating a better world for our wild animals.

    Cons

    Limited vertical growth in some departments but there is room to grow and expand your interests by joining committees or extending your expertise to another department.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome!"

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    Current Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Director in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Denver Zoo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Denver Zoo is a great place to work. Great people and great benefits.

    Cons

    They are a non-profit, and salaries are in non-profit ranges.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great atmosphere, passionate people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, passionate and committed coworkers, flexible schedule, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    No room to excel in upper management, turnover, pay, hard to take time off.

    Advice to Management

    Compensate employees accordingly and communicate better. Hire more staff to fulfill responsabilities.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good vision, strategy, fun, passion, pride, people believe in you, passionate about the work, serve a lot of people, motivated to change and evolve

    Cons

    Funding challenges, deferred maintenance, older buildings

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving strategy forward, it's working


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Organization Driven by Vision & Commitment to Sustainability"

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    Former Employee - Education Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Education Coordinator in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Denver Zoo full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible camraderie within Education and Volunteer Services Dept.
    Staff empowered and given latitude to implement vision
    Strong and experienced volunteer corps
    At the time I was employed, the organization was working to bring its commitment to conservation and environmental sustainability to the forefront of ALL programs & initiatives

    Cons

    At the time I was employed there, there was little support for new supervisors or team leaders in terms of supervision and managing staff.

    Advice to Management

    Relative to other culturals in the area, compensation is generous; don't hesitate to set expectations high for employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior management needs overhaul"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    People stay due to the nature of the organization

    Cons

    Favoritism and power plays among upper management negatively affect all employees


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