Volunteer (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ – May 7, 2014
Pros: discounts, free membership
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 – more... 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. – less
Go Concessions- Team Leader (Current Employee), Phoenix, AZ – March 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.
Carousel/Bike & Boats Operator/Customer Service (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ – September 16, 2013
Pros: i was around animals all the time
Cons: very far to drive everyday
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.
Photographer (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ – July 26, 2013
Pros: co-workers, benefits
Cons: outside in the hot
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.
If you enjoy being just a drone this is the place for you
Custodian and Animal Keeper (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ – July 8, 2013
Pros: goood benefits
Cons: not allowed to have a differing opinion
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.
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ – September 30, 2012
Pros: free hot chocolate during the winter
Cons: no breaks
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.
Fast growing conservation organization making a difference for the future
Night Camp Assistant Manager/Outreach specialist (Former Employee), Phoenix, AZ – August 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.