Zoologist Intern (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – December 1, 2015
a nice busy day at work would be very great.i have learned that changing my career to doing professional security is very good on experience discipline. I also learned that being good at managing situation with caution and care is the safest way to make sure any situation can be handled calmly. i have learned that who ever your co workers are you should always work as a team and always respect each other, also to be professional. i feel like the is no such thing, as a hard part to complete a task at work, and and no excuse to become lazy while on duty.The most enjoyable part of the job is making sure customers are satisfied and also working and helping other have a safe time.
Guest Service Supervisor (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 7, 2015
Best co-workers you could have and the best part of the job. While you run concessions in numerous forms as a cashier, operator or general volunteer, you work with a well trained and well versed staff. A typical day involves running the Carousel, Train, taking care of the needs of staff, members, volunteers and still accomplishing the numerous projects and task assigned by management. Lots and ups and downs in regards to when you're needed, which is the hardest part of the job.
Work outdoors, meet new people every day and help make memories
Cashier & Lot Attendant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 21, 2014
You start your day around friendly people, endure friendlier people and end with the friendliest. Very efficient work hours, pays the rent but also allows you to do other things being very flexible. Go to school, additional employment, and business endeavors. Events for Holidays are held here and are a fun experience.
General Concessions (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 16, 2014
A typical day at the zoo involves interacting with families and answering customers questions. While working at the zoo, I have learned communication is the best way to address issues when dealing with co-workers. The management and the co-workers is the nicest people to work with and for. Furthermore, the most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the smiling faces of the adults and children who visit the zoo.
Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 26, 2013
It's an amazing place to work for just for the fact of being part of something as awesome as a Zoo. On the other hand poor management leaves a lot to be desired. Operations could run much smoother and effectively with better staff.
Productive and fun work place dealing with customer and body art.
Face Painter (Former Employee) – Chicago, Illinois – August 7, 2013
It was during the summer that I work there for a short period of time. the weather was always off and on with a lot of raining and hot days. I had to do like salesman work asking customer that walk pass do they or their child would like their face painted.
So it was very hard to get sales from customers, because it was always inconvenience everyday that majority of customers didn't want to pay to get their face done due to bad weather and at times that happens I get send home because hardly customers didn't want their face painted. But It was fun that I got a job for the first time that was about art and working face to face with customers.
I learn a lot while working there it was always about team work, business, availability, and being dependent for this job. The management was ok its basically all about team work. My co-workers were very a happy and friendly bunch it was never negativity there it was always good positive vibe for everyone.
The hardest part of the job was doing face painting on customers faces during the hot and raining days were it cause a lot of inconvenience. But the most enjoyable part that I like about the job was making the customer happy and get to do what I love best face paint.
Cook/ Floater (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 28, 2013
The zoo was a fun place to work. You meet all sorts of people there and they were all really nice. The other employees are helpful and the managers will help you when you are overwhelm. The chiefs are understanding and teach you some things. You clean and you cook then you clean again.
Counter/Cashier (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 29, 2013
Working at Lincoln Park Zoo is quite enjoyable and opening. Before opening, I would enjoy peering at the pond next to the parlor and have great conversations with some of my co-workers. The hardest part of the job, because I worked at an ice cream parlor, would be serving a multiple people at a time; since in the middle of summer the lines would be coming out the door.
Yes, this was a fun place to work: but we had to be productive.
Steward Warehouse Worker (Former Employee) – Chicago Il. – December 10, 2012
This was a good job experience. The work day was full with the proper lunch and breaks.
I learned lots of information regarding the zoo and the care of the animals. As for the department I worked for I learned many things on the prep of food for different events and the importance of the warehouse connection to all other departments within the facility.
I didn't have a hard part of the job. I liked what I was doing and if you follow the rules you won't have any problems.
The most enjoyable part of the job was the events with the free food for staff which was always good! And the people I worked with were hard workers, this made the days go well.
always good free food and then back to work!
could have used a little more money per hr and some health care.