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  1. "Absolutely loved working at the Zoo"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Indianapolis Zoo part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, good hours in the summer, opportunities to advance in the company, work is easy to learn and fun, experience earned is very helpful to future positions, you get to see the animals every day!

    Cons

    Less hours in the off season, can be hard work at times, some positions might seem repetitive and boring at times. If you're not willing to do a little housekeeping, this might not be the job for you. Must cover tattoos.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do.


  2. "The zoo may or may not be for you"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Indianapolis Zoo full-time

    Pros

    Benefit plan is comparable to other institutions; very friendly atmosphere among employees

    Cons

    Upper Management needs to start listening to it's employees and what they have to say, not shunning them or dismissing them. The Zoo is way behind in workplace trends and ideaology and compensation for employees.


  3. "Seasonal"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Indianapolis Zoo (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friends, Benefits, Free Zoo Admission

    Cons

    Managment, Hours, Pay, Customers, Working OUtside


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  5. "Cashier"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There's always opportunity to work with people thats so amazing and positive attitudes ....theres a refreshing break and to take time to visit most of the exhibits while at work...

    Cons

    There is no cons at all


  6. "Provided a valuable and varied experience to build my resume."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Indianapolis Zoo full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent pto - given 40 hours quarterly. At 5 year mark gain an extra 40 hours making it 50 hours per quarter. Most staff are friendly and passionate about their jobs.

    Cons

    New management of my department has proven to be remarkably bad - purely reactionary, no deductive reasoning skills, micro-managing, lacks the ability to delegate and trust.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within when you have more-than capable employees. Departments should work together instead of against each other.


  7. "Loved my job, disliked business practices"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Information Technology
    Former Employee - Information Technology
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefit package
    Professional HR department
    Loved the animals

    Cons

    Rules not applied across the board
    Can be a hostile work environment
    Unprofessional VPs
    Care more about the animals than Employees

    Advice to Management

    Be fair with business practices - apply rules fairly across the board


  8. "Over all not a bad place."

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Life Support in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Life Support in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Indianapolis Zoo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Safe place to work, decent people.

    Cons

    Not for profit so a lot of red tape and politics.

    Advice to Management

    Consider your employees on a individual basis and not by department.


  9. "Unfair"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 Management

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


  10. "Unfair work environment..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Lead in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Indianapolis Zoo part-time (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 Management

    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.


  11. "Great experience!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Admissions Representative in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Indianapolis Zoo part-time (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 Management

    Keep it up



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