Merchandise Clerk (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – September 21, 2017
I first started during spring break about a year and a half ago and I loved it! Co-workers were so friendly and helpful. I loved going to work. Few months after I started we had new management and it went down hill from there. They didn't care for the employees only how much money they could make off something. I worked my butt off I did more than asked and never got a thank you or at least a manager to call a meeting to thank all the cooperative employees. After a while I hated work. They also had there favorites.
discount on merchandise and food.
30 minute lunches that were spent waiting in line for our food, poor employee recognition
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – September 3, 2017
The work environment was not very pleasant. Not given proper tools for success. There was no organization and very cut throat. To easy for upper management to point fingers and not take responsibility for their own mistakes. Easy to take credit for ideas not their own. Nothing provided for success.
Nutrition Technician (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – August 20, 2017
The San Antonio zoo is fast paced and sometimes stressful to work at. In the end you do have fun and have great people around to help you out in time of need. You're never alone when you're working here especially when you make tones of friends!
Merchandise Lead (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – May 30, 2017
Your coworkers are the only people who will keep you there because otherwise the job is awful. It's all year round, it's physically excruciating and the management is 100% ungrateful, rude and merciless. They force their leads to carry out their illegal tactics and you will not be paid for all the work you do, even as a lead. If I could've been warned I could've avoided this awful experience. Steer clear of culinary and merchandise all together.
Good team members, events fun
All year round, physically grueling, bad pay, threats of job abandonment, shady management
Cashier (Part-time) (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – April 12, 2017
I was told at the beginning, upon being hired, that this place would work with me when it came to my school schedule, because at the time (and still to this day), I was attending grad school. However, when as a month of employment went by, I was expected to work more than I was supposed to. For example, if I showed up early in the morning, they had me stay until closing. I remember getting really tired and not being able to do homework, because I was so tired. I believe that with any company, if they say that they work with students, then that should be a promise.
Ticket Clerk (Current Employee) – San Antonio, TX – March 28, 2017
Really enjoy working at the zoo. Fun, fast paced environment to work in. Always meeting new people and proving great guest service. Employees are always willing to help each other with different tasks.
Awesome manager, awesome co-workers, and awesome customers! It's unfortunate I was only a seasonal because I would of loved to work there longer! It was busy and stressful most days but I would wake up and couldn't wait to get to work!
Culinary Clerk (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – January 13, 2017
Personally I did enjoy working there only because of some of my co-workers, the managers however were rude and just plain mean, terminated me for a because I had a mental break even though they knew of my mental disabilities.
Merchandise Clerk (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – January 12, 2017
A typical day starts with confusion, trying to figure out where you're actually going to be for the day. You are scheduled at a specific store, but the stand leaders never follow the schedule, so it's confusing and frustrating. Even trying to get your schedule is a struggle. Management was very disorganized. I would not recommend working there at all. At least until there is new management.
Guest Relations (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – November 6, 2016
Every day is a new day, to make someone else's day! A typical day at the zoo is meeting and greeting the guests and seeing to there needs. It is a great job opportunity for a high school or college student. The hours are good and the employees are great. The hardest part of the job is having to educate the guest when an animal has passed. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to put a smile on the guest face by engaging with the kiddo's and recommending an exhibit you think they might like.
Access to visit the animals and attractions during your breaks.
fun site seeing animals all day and getting compliments
zoo quality host (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – March 16, 2016
I didn't mind cleaning at all, i rarely sat down and was always walking, running around, i never stopped, i did get my break but never stopped working, i loved it a lot, seeing animals all day at the zoo, getting so many compliments about how well the zoo is clean and neat, and always smells so good, it is the most enjoyable job ever, but getting to see animals all day is the best part of the job but i did take the job seriously, but also making a lot of friends with my co-workers.
Fun Farm Attendant (Former Employee) – San Antonio, TX – March 9, 2016
I have worked at the san antonio zoo for 4 years. In the beginning it was great but later department changed management. If you.ever work in mamals 1 you will notice that Anita the supervisor of mammals 1 has terrible leadership and people skills. Plus the zoo expects you to handle a large amount of work in a small time frame. Our previous manager was awesome she was a true leader. This job is not what it looks like. You better some where else.