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Georgia Aquarium Reviews

Updated January 11, 2018
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Pros
  • I learned a lot and gained valuable workplace skills (in 6 reviews)

  • There was a lovely fast-paced work environment (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • There is always drama within the department (in 3 reviews)

  • You will be outside for long hours (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Trainer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Aquarium full-time

    Pros

    Great team, Great company, Great Cause

    Cons

    Located downtown; high traffic and crime.


  2. "Guest Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Georgia Aquarium full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great to meet new people.

    Cons

    There are no holidays when you work.

  3. "Horrible pay - great co workers"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Aquarium part-time

    Pros

    Loved the people and animals. Assistant Managers/ Head managers really do care about the us.

    Cons

    The pay is literally embarrassing. Only a good play to work if you don't need money. The upper level staff (above managers) don't value guest programs. Very fast turn over of employees.

    Advice to Management

    Show us that we care and consider more full time positions. If there were more full time/ slightly higher paid positions, they would get a higher caliber of employee and have a slower turn around.


  4. "Good Part-Time job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Georgia Aquarium part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are great and the schedules are flexible

    Cons

    Must work weekends
    High turnover rate


  5. "Animal Training"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good team building skills. Most everyone got along both in and out of work.

    Cons

    Sometimes it took a little longer for lower level staff to progress


  6. "Great Work Environment but Not Enough Pay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Aquarium part-time

    Pros

    All of the co-workers and managers are extremely friendly and very understanding. Always learning something new every day.

    Cons

    They require that we have degrees, but only pay $11 an hour which is ridiculous. You are on your feet all day. Impossible to get an promotion or work your way up in this department.


  7. "Review"

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    Current Employee - Guest Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Guest Service Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Aquarium part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Family passes and complimentary tickets
    Flexible scheduling you are required to have two weekend days open
    Able to interact with guests from all over the world
    Able to see animals everyday
    Nice coworkers
    Animal awareness

    Cons

    The communication between management is inconsistent. Managers are able to have their phones on the floor while the staff has to put them in a locker. Managers do not care about employees. If you leave they will just replace you with a bunch of new hires. You can get called into the office about something small like not having on a belt. Management is uptight and it seems as if you don't know your position because they are always over you necks watching. You will be outside for long hours. You will be working on holidays and there is not extra pay. There is always drama within the department. It is very hard to move up within the department unless someone gets fired or quits. The guests are always unruly and they tend to get what they want with management. The aquarium does not like bad publicity so they try their best to please guests. Very low pay for the amount of work you put in. There are peak and slow seasons that will affect your hours. Leads get away with a lot while employees gets the blame for a lot of stuff.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees
    It does not make sense for the staff to push heavy strollers for the dolphin show to the ballroom
    Pay your employees more
    The Aquarium makes millions but only starts you off with 10 per hour
    Retrain your managers
    Rotate employees

  8. "Worker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was fun, great coworkers

    Cons

    long hours and have to work one weekend day


  9. "Guest Programs"

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    Current Employee - Guest Programs
    Current Employee - Guest Programs
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Georgia Aquarium part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun work environment, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Lack of upward movement, open year-round including holidays


  10. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Georgia Aquarium full-time

    Pros

    Best, most interesting environment to work in .

    Cons

    Work hours don't work well for a family as weekends and holidays are "on" days. It is fine for some, but just keep that in mind.


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