Pros: always something to do, fun people, working around animals.
Cons: rarely got breaks, no benefits, constant management change.
During the summer the Kansas City Zoo gets up to 12,000 people a day. These people all want to eat around the same time so the restaurants get extremely busy! It's a fast paced work environment that is difficult to keep up with for some. I learned a lot of patience and people skills working here. I was looked to as a leader and to handle the problems – more... that arose throughout the day. Since the zoo employed mostly seasonal employees it was common to constantly have new people coming in that needed training. Some people were great while others had trouble handling the busy days. The hardest thing to deal with was the constant changes in management. For some reason, managers come and go very quickly at the zoo. Therefore the rules are constantly changing and new ideas are always coming and going. The best part of the job for me is staying busy. There isn't a lot of down time during the season so there is always something to do. I like staying busy. – less