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Wildlife Conservation Society Reviews

Updated December 9, 2017
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Pros
  • The Bronx Zoo is a fun environment where you get to interesting meet people from all over the world (in 11 reviews)

  • The pros of the organization is the work that they do, work environment ( cant beat the zoo) and my colleagues (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a challenge with such an important mission (in 4 reviews)

  • Leadership tends to be petty and cheap, as a result, both the Bronx Zoo and the staff are tenuously held together (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Guest Programing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Wildlife Conservation Society part-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with, for a good cause

    Cons

    Pay not that great


  2. "Great learning environment with motivated staff."

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    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Fellow in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wildlife Conservation Society part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn alongside program curators and senior teachers.

    Cons

    Uneven student to teacher ratio.

  3. "Intern for Fundraising Operations Dept"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in Bronx, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wildlife Conservation Society (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and good opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Low base salary and free wednesdays are chaotic

    Advice to Management

    Interact more with lower level employees


  4. "Great work, rigid bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wildlife Conservation Society full-time

    Pros

    Great teams; strong, mission driven work with opportunity to meet and collaborate with interesting and intelligent people

    Cons

    Difficult to find opportunities for career advancement. Disorganized and overly bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Streamline systems, invest more resources in employee satisfaction (flexible work from home schedules, events, etc.)


  5. "great place"

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    Former Employee - Quest Leader in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Quest Leader in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wildlife Conservation Society part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was a great learning experience

    Cons

    no complaints at all. was great


  6. "Program Assistant"

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

    I have been working at Wildlife Conservation Society part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Positive and motivated co-workers made work fun
    - Bronx Zoo as an office space is pretty incredible
    - Lots of opportunities for moving up, particularly in education dept

    Cons

    - Stressful, lot of tasks for a small team
    - It's a huge organization, work politics is definitely a real thing
    - The important people are not always accessible, and when they are, they have big heads


  7. "WCS- Catering & Events"

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

    I worked at Wildlife Conservation Society part-time

    Pros

    Opportunities galore! There are various departments to branch off in.

    Cons

    Favoritism was quite noticeable among management at the time

  8. "Children's Zoo Associate - Seasonal"

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

    I worked at Wildlife Conservation Society part-time

    Pros

    Hands on animal care experience.
    Learn a lot about the animals/exhibits and share what you learn with visitors.
    Rewarding occupation for an animal lover.
    Meet amazing people with similar interests..

    Cons

    Labor intensive.
    Salary was terrible at the time.
    Go home smelling like animal poop everyday!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work at the Children's Zoo in the Bronx Zoo.


  9. "Event Manager"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Chesapeake, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wildlife Conservation Society full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great environment with animals in captivity

    Cons

    Favortism, too much work, not enough time off

    Advice to Management

    Just get the best person for the job.


  10. "Mixed bag"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bronx, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wildlife Conservation Society full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong mission, great campus at Bronx Zoo

    Cons

    Political work culture, overwork employees, big egos

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the org


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