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San Diego Zoo Employer Reviews

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It is a very well structured company with great workers
Cash Tech (Former Employee), San Diego, CAFebruary 19, 2014
Pros: worked in zoo
Cons: was in door
Its awesome place to work. You get to see all the animals everyday. super fun
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Extrememly Fun Volunteer Work!
Interpretive Volunteer (Former Employee), San Diego, CAFebruary 11, 2014
Pros: discounted lunches in the break room
Cons: no pay
San Diego Zoo is just fun! For whoever loves animals, theme parks and outdoors, you would love this job!

I loved meeting people from all over the world, assisting them with their day if they didn't know what they wanted to see, and just LOVED the other volunteers.

My favorite job was being an interpretive Volunteer, getting to know about the animals, – more... and sharing facts about theme to guests at each exhibit! – less
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Fun Work place
Food Service Worker (Former Employee), San Diego, CAFebruary 5, 2014
• Catered to out of town visitors, maintaining a positive attitude as an ambassador to the zoo and city
• Prepared individual food orders and bulk containers of ingredients for the attraction’s restaurants
• Inventoried and restocked preparation and service supplies, and food ingredients for the next shift
• Maintained food preparation and service areas – more... in pristine condition, ready for customers at all times – less
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Food Service Clerk (Former Employee), San Diego, CAJanuary 6, 2014
Very Adventurous place to work. Exciting seeing all the animals and being able to work so close to the animals.
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Fun, and productive
Team Member (Former Employee), San Diego, CASeptember 19, 2013
A typical work day was serving costumers, handling cash , always having a smile on my face , cleaning, food prep, ect
The management and coworkers were amazing, such a fun but scheduled environment. I would recommend this job to many people who love to be in a high energetic environment with great people . a place were you will enjoy your job.
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Exciting, very busy workplace with occasional encounters with wildlife.
Graphic Designer (Current Employee), San Diego, CAAugust 20, 2013
Pros: fun, creative, and rewarding work
Cons: often too busy to enjoy a break
Most Enjoyable Part of My Job: Knowing that my work benefits the lives of San Diego Zoo's and San Diego Zoo's Safari Park animal collection, as well as endangered species around the world.
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I am a Great Worker
Food Service (Former Employee), San Diego, CAFebruary 20, 2013
Pros: free meal
Cons: no healtcare
I had work for San Diego Zoo and I have fun work there. My bosses was very easy and easy to work with. My Co-worker they are best people that I have work with. I learn how work hot and cold meal and clean floor and make things. The best thing that enjoy about the San Diego Zoo is that you meet new people and have fun with them.
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Working with people
Food Service, Cashier (Former Employee), San Diego, CAJanuary 26, 2013
Fun,how to be very helpful,we had fun,clean up,greeting people.
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You get to see all animals and all people of the world
Cashier/Sales Associate (Former Employee), San Diego, CAJanuary 18, 2013
You work hard and fast at the Zoo,you deal with all walks of the world. you get to see all animals
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fun enviroment
Food Service Clerk (Former Employee), San Diego, CAJanuary 18, 2013
Pros: free zoo tickets, sea world tickets, safari tickets, free entrance to balboa museums with work id, great benefits, and free uniforms
Cons: mostly seasonal job
fun lovable fast pace place to work at. the hours were great. co workers were great, and you get to work in the outdoors and see a lot of the park
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Fun, friendly working environment with opportunities for growth
Lead, Education Department (Current Employee), San Diego, CADecember 31, 2012
Pros: extreme flexibility, good benefits, fun people, working with exotic animals, sharing my passion!
Cons: constantly changing schedules--not good if you need predictability and reliable hours, but great if you like a challenge/change!
I have worked in the Education department at the San Diego Zoo for 10+ years, and have loved every minute of it! It is an extremely flexible environment, which I relied upon heavily when my children were small. Co-workers are supportive and are always willing to cover for one another. We get to work with and handle exotic Animal Ambassadors, and get – more... to share with the world the importance of conservation and green life choices. I have had the opportunity to learn constantly, to help out other departments (I studied parasitic diseases in graduate school; the pathology department borrows me on occasion to help out!), to head up large curriculum development projects, and to share my workplace with all sorts of visiting friends and relatives! – less
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Didnt really like working there because they let the animals rome.
Merchandise Cashier (Former Employee), San Diego, CADecember 14, 2012
I enjoyed meeting people all over the world and seeing how fascinated people are when they come to the zoo.
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childhood dream to work for
Park Aid (Former Employee), San Diego, CANovember 20, 2012
Pros: animals you get attach to
Cons: you cannot take the animals home
people within the United States and all alround the world
is a history lesson initself
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Productive and fun workplace
Food Service Worker (Former Employee), San Diego, CAOctober 21, 2012
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A typical day at work be good sometimes be out of control like rude customers bad food employees come in late what i learned was to learn how to make customers happy with the service they had so they can come for more the management is alright they are strict my coworkers were some that are late talk and don't work the hardest part of the job was nothing – more... really i had it under control the most enjoyable part was that i learned to meet new people make customers happy – less
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Only a summer job
Sales Photographer (Current Employee), San Diego, CASeptember 21, 2012
Pros: park admission, free tickets, 30% off employee discount, employee lounge
Cons: you are extremely expendable, bad hours, summmer job only
Typical day depends on where you work.
Learned that you can't advance in this job
Management is what I call "lifers" they've been working at SeaWorld since they were teenagers and it's the only job they've had.
Co-Workers are usually great.
Hardest part of the job is dealing with low hours.
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Very Organized and Efficent
Food Service Clerk (Former Employee), San Diego, CaJanuary 6, 2012
Pros: great work atmosphere
Cons: seasonal
The San Diego Zoo is a great place to work at, the environment is easy going but very efficient employees. i enjoyed working there,