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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Employee Reviews

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productive and fast pace work enviorment
Admissions/Cashier (Current Employee), Brooklyn, NYSeptember 28, 2014
Pros: free admission
Cons: part time
a typical day at work would be when i clock in i go to my supervisor who assigns us what booth we will be in that day i take my bag and count how much money is in the bag and than i walk to the booth sit at a register and turn it on than i take customers some are very nice and outgoing and some can be very rude but i know how to keep my composure, and be nice, and patient, and polite

i have learned to to be nice to everyone even when they are rude and to stay calm in mot situations because customers do tend to get irate and hostile and just to give excellent customer service

management is the bet because there are several complaints about certain supervisors from different coworkers that they seem to shrug off like it doesn't matter and sometimes a little bit of favoritism

my co-workers are great we work as team all the time when we need each others help and everyone is very friendly and outgoing and very fun people to be around

the hardest part of the job is when the festivals come around because there are a lot of customers meaning i am responsible for a lot of money but nothing to major that i cant handle

the most enjoyable part of the job is being able to meet so many new and interesting people who are funny and jolly and sweet
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A beautiful memory. The only company that I would've retired from.
Garden and Sales Aide (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NYOctober 21, 2013
Pros: it's a beautiful scientific research center/garden!!!
Cons: the long train ride.
At that time I was employed in the gift shop.
I was taught purchasing skills and the care of plants.
Management was secure in themselves and we all did our jobs without stress.
All of the people employed at BBG are like family.
The hardest part of the job was the long train ride.
Just being there was enjoyable for me, every day.
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Productive experience
Internship (Former Employee), Brooklyn, NYJune 4, 2013
I learned a lot about the different plants that were present in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I also leaned how to preserve plants and mount them onto paper so they can be taken care of. I also learned how to make a key for the visitors, so they are able to identify the plants and flowers.
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A family oriented place that tends to the need of the community.
Lead Cashier (Current Employee), Brooklyn, NYFebruary 6, 2013
Pros: interacting with the children and demonstrating the merchandise.
A typical day at work is filled with greeting and assisting customers. Also i answer phones, answer questions, and completing, and receiving mail orders and shipments. What I have learned from working with the company is to complete mail order and shipments. My co workers are easy going and we pride our selves in compromising.The hardest part of my job will have to be lifting large shipments. The most enjoyable part of the day is interacting with the children that come into the store.
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Working at the Garden
Staff (Current Employee), BrooklynJuly 8, 2012
Pros: laid back atmosphere
Cons: economic slump
It was an enjoyable experience, I learned a lot and met great people.
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Best place in the world to work.
Customers Service/ Waiter/ Cashier (Current Employee), Brooklyn, NYJanuary 30, 2012
Pros: friendly, fun and beautiful place in the world.
Cons: total freedom place.
Best place in the world for work. all natural and friendly environment.