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The New York Botanical Garden Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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  • The work environment was cliquey with rumors and backstabbing common (in 5 reviews)

  • Pay is low and, while there may be room for advancement, the rapture will come before it reaches lower level employees (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Visitor services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The New York Botanical Garden full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work at

    Cons

    Pay is not that great

    Advice to Management

    Up pay that u pay employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Barista"

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    Current Employee - Barista in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Barista in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The New York Botanical Garden full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful place and discounts and opportunities to make money

    Cons

    Horrible management, no breaks, messed up pay checks no room for expanding to higher positons

  3. "Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The New York Botanical Garden full-time

    Pros

    A lot of vacation time and beautiful surronddings

    Cons

    Poor salary, very clicky work environment, upper management doesn't trust employees. Back stabbing and gossiping about employees constantly! Do NOT apply! Horrible working environment!


  4. "A rough time"

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    Former Employee - Visitor Services Assistant
    Former Employee - Visitor Services Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The New York Botanical Garden part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Close to home, scenic location

    Cons

    Long Shifts, Not enough hours, over staffed, harsh management

    Advice to Management

    Worked for a short time here. Long hours with minimal benefits. I worked maybe twice a week which was not what I anticipated and was often put at posts with many others when it wasn't needed.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Associate Manager"

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    Former Employee - Associate Manager, Individual Giving in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Manager, Individual Giving in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The New York Botanical Garden (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is a good work/life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes a stressful work environment


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent mission, but not great management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The New York Botanical Garden full-time

    Pros

    NYBG is full of dedicated workers in horticulture, science, and education. It is very stimulating to work with people who are so passionate about their jobs. The grounds are beautiful and the programming is top notch. It is truly a hidden NYC treasure.

    Cons

    Certain departments are very top heavy with many higher-ups and not enough administrative staff or people who do the actual day-to-day work. There is an expectation to perform well with not enough resources.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more low level staff who can come up through the ranks. Do not hire new upper level management who are unfamiliar with the institution or not suited for the job. The best employees are the ones who know the institution from the bottom up.


  7. "life as an intern"

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

    Pros

    get to be in contact with researchers and have opportunity for lab work, nice work environment, good people, free books

    Cons

    repetitive work, not many opportunities for advancement

  8. "Little Room For Growth"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Gardener
    Current Employee - Assistant Gardener
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The New York Botanical Garden full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Any job can be great if you love what you do!

    Cons

    Management is very difficult to work with. Not very flexible to your needs. Hours are not flexible. Vacation time is up to the discretion of your manager and they can be very spiteful. Tend to show favorites. Tests are designed to employ/promote favorites. Very little room for internal upward growth. Company does not post CEO salary. CEO does not interact with staff. Will not acknowledge their presence. Garden does not care about the environment. Not sustainably managed. Management does not encourage professional development "you are here to work, not learn"


  9. "Good Summer job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The New York Botanical Garden part-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Some kids can be a handful.


  10. "N/a"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful environment to work in

    Cons

    To many chefs not to many Indiana


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