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Fun and helpful place to work.
Guest Service Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJuly 8, 2016
first off you get into the zoo for free for as long as you work there. You can get a lot of the exhibits for free as well, and if you want food all you have to do is show that you work there and you get an amazing discount which really helps out. people there are fun and helpful, easygoing when they can be but mostly just business when they need to be.
Pros
good environment helpful staff and great company.
Cons
short breaks.
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fun environment to work in.
Photographer (Current Employee) –  Main Gate, Camel Rides, and Monkey villageDecember 12, 2016
Working as a Photographer at the zoo is a great job. Everyone's like family. The perks to work at the zoo are awesome and our management are great people.
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Fun Workplace
Phoenix Arizona, Birthday Party Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZMarch 30, 2016
How can you not love walking into work and looking out over the savannah. I have worked for the zoo for 15plus years both full time and part time. I call this my fun job and would say the hardest part of the job would be leaving it.
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Fun and exciting work environment
Corporate and Social Event Planner - Full Time (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZOctober 5, 2015
A fun and exciting work environment. The people that work here make the environment that much more fulfilling. Everyone is kind, caring, and determined.
Pros
You get to work around animals and learn about conservation.
Cons
low pay grade
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Lead Insturctor
LEAD INSTRUCTOR (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZOctober 22, 2014
Set up and tear down camps
Prepare food
Delegate and organize nightly duties to instructors
Greet campers
Set expatiations for Staff, campers, teachers and parents
Teach and educate groups conservation and natural environments for animals.
Handle animals with safety protocols
Lead night hikes
Handle guest concerns
Communicate with Rangers and Supervisors any concerns that may arise.
Complete proper paperwork for each shift.
Ensure that all duties have been completed at the end of shift.
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Fun, interactive
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZMay 7, 2014
A typical day consists of a lot of heat and a lot of faces. Constant contact with customers as you're giving them directions or showing them where the animals in a certain exhibit are. You learned something new about the animals everyday. Management is really easy going, since it was self-scheduled you only showed up when you wanted to. Co-workers were really nice, since it was volunteer, only people who wanted to be there were there. The hardest part was dealing with the heat, in the summer it was really difficult to walk all the trails constantly. The most enjoyable part was just being there, seeing all the animals, learning about them and the general atmosphere.
Pros
discounts, free membership
Cons
heat
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Fast growing conservation organization making a difference for the future
Night Camp Assistant Manager/Outreach specialist (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZAugust 3, 2012
A work day is never the same. Working with wildlife offers a variety f scenarios and circumstances in a work day. The Phoenix Zoo team is passionate about what they do and committed to making a difference for endangered species and the preservation of our natural world.
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Fun place and friendly environment
Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZSeptember 30, 2012
A typical day at work would be to roll out the carts filled with merchandise and sell them to the customers. Usually working with 1-3 other people which makes the job even more enjoyable. The manager is very nice and funny. Everyone get's along very well and work together as a team.
Pros
free hot chocolate during the winter
Cons
no breaks
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Great but
Photographer (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJuly 26, 2013
Working here was awesome management was great along with the co-workers. If you do work here you have to be outside in the same spot for a very long time and sometimes one has to deal with rude costumers but that comes with the job. These are the only cons other than that this job is very enjoyable for outgoing people.
Pros
co-workers, benefits
Cons
outside in the hot
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Neat experance
Carousel/Bike & Boats Operator/Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZSeptember 16, 2013
I would help the children on the carousel and rent out bikes and boats. The hardest part of the job was actually getting pink eye 3 times in 3 months from the children. The most enjoyable part was being in a Zoo environment every day.
Pros
I was around animals all the time
Cons
very far to drive everyday
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If you enjoy being just a drone this is the place for you
Custodian and Animal Keeper (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJuly 8, 2013
Worked there for ten and a half years.
By 2009 the place slowly became generic, superficial and not at all about animals.
They do not follow their rules and regulations and allow heresay to dictate their actions.
Pros
Goood benefits
Cons
Not allowed to have a differing opinion
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Great place to work
Guest Service Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJune 6, 2014
the people who work here are passionate about what they do. the organization really gives back to the community
Pros
working outside, getting to enjoy the animals, always learning something new
Cons
low pay, short breaks
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Great and Upbeat
Go Concessions- Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZMarch 2, 2014
I have worked here for almost 3 years and I am so in love with the job and the people. I wouldn't have it any other way. Only in the summer hours are scarce and so another job would be wonderful to have.
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Fun Place to work.
Guest Services Ambassador (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJuly 30, 2013
Fun place to work. Learned a lot about wild animals. Management was awesome. Co-workers were easy to work with.
Pros
Free soda and tea
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wonderful
Janitor (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJune 27, 2014
I loved this job. everyone was sweet and nice. I loved working with the animals and it was a lot of fun
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