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who would not like to work at a zoo
Catering Team Lead (Former Employee), Kansas City, MOAugust 28, 2013
being around the animals was a perk that you must experience

my first real exposure to the catering world

upper management was clueless at times

the hardest part of the job was working outside in 100 degree weather

most enjoyable part was setting up a catering gig in parts of the zoo that was normally out of the public eye.
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Friendly Environment
Assistant Rides Manager (Current Employee), Kansas City, MOAugust 27, 2013
No two days at the Zoo are the same. Employees are challenged to improve their outstanding performance everyday. I have learned an exceesive amount in my time at the Kansas City Zoo. While my duties pertain to the Rides Department, my experience has lended me to numerous departments such as Maintenance, Security, Animal, Marketing, Guest Relations, – more... Food and Beverage and more. The hardest part of the job is keeping up with performance demands for our guests. Maintaining a friendly relationship with my coworkers is reflected in my interaction with the Guests. Thus representing the excellence that is expected of our team. – less
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My first job and I LOVED IT !!!
Food & Beverage Cashier (Former Employee), Kansas City, MOAugust 21, 2013
Pros: free tickets
Cons: my position was only seasonal
This was my very first job and I really loved it. The managers were very fair and nice as well as other employees. I would go back there to work if I had to
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Save all of your clips!
Marketing Manager (Former Employee), Kansas CityMay 24, 2013
Pros: writing samples, fun environment, networking
The Zoo has high turnover in this position as of the date of this post. First off, the writing is fun you will get great clips and meet great people. BUT Always keep yourself on the hunt. My department was incredibly disorganized. The web and e-news software was a major obstacle (and they know it). Even if you are an expert with computers and a good – more... writer you will have issues. The help you will get from departmental management is insufficient. You will be more successful in this job after "the penguins come." There is a planned tech upgrade, so SOMEONE will get the tools to make this position work and become a success. HR is on your side. On a positive note the education staff is great, the animals are great, and the part-time workers are friendly. Good luck! – less
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fun but busy!
Lead (Former Employee), Kansas City, MOMay 20, 2013
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
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MONEY
Ticket Taker (Former Employee), Kansas City, MOApril 11, 2013
Pros: the workplace
Cons: the experience
ENJOY SEEING THE SMILES ON THE PEOPLE FACE WHEN THEY LEAVING AND COMING HOW TO DEAL WITH DIFFERENT CULTURES THE MANAGEMENT WAS AMAZING THE CO WORKERS WAS GREAT IT WASN'T A HARD PUT TO THE JOB THE MOST ENJOYABLE PART IS SEEING THE KIDS ENJOY THERE SELF'S
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fun place with lots of people and animals
Cashier (Former Employee), Kansas City, MOAugust 29, 2012
Pros: nice people and free tickets
Cons: you are outside even when its freezing outside
My day consist of being a cashier and receiving money from customers and providing them with safe assistance for rides within the zoo.
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Productive work place that knew how to have fun
Giftshop;Cashier (Former Employee), Overland Park, KSJune 8, 2012
a typical day at the Kansas City Zoo was to open both giftshops and make sure we clean and put money in the drawer before we opened. I learned alot about animals at the zoo and that was probaly the most enjoyable part of the zoo because you don't come in contact with these exotic animals outside the zoo. My co-workers and management were all girls , – more... and we were all like family and wanted to make the best of our work shift everyday. – less