Customer service was key at the Shedd (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 15, 2016
The Shedd is not only a great to visit, but also to work at. I learned so many new things while in the Shedd, from fun facts about the specimens to great customer service. The best thing about working at the Shedd was being able to see all the types of specimens they have.
Sales associate (Current Employee) – 1200 s lake shore Dr. Chicago,IL – September 23, 2015
nice busy environment during the summer, loving management who is willing to make arrangements with you, easy to get promoted, however,not for everyone. some work hard and are not recognized for it. Best part is serving the customers that come from all over the world. Hardest part is trying to make a living during the slow months.
STOCK/SALES ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 28, 2015
Everyday I would be assigned the responsibility of keeping the shelves fully stocked and presentable for 1-3 gift stores. I learned a lot about sales strategies and product placement. The management was great when everyone was on the same page. I loved my co-workers; the most enjoyable part of the job was the environment they created. The hardest part about the job was trying to find products in the stock room.
Food Server (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 31, 2015
Fun work place where you interact with customers and learn new things. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to talk to the chef's and the different things they've learned in the Culinary World
Sodexo Food Service - Food Prep and Cashier (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 15, 2016
A typical day at the Shedd Aquarium was a brief meeting with the boss letting the team know what type of day was ahead of us, getting prepared for customers and a busy/calm day. Interacting with people from all over the world and country was the excitement of the job. On game days you see the fans of both the Bears and whoever they are playing, the interaction between the fans and the workers are priceless you would think we all know each other and are getting snacks to go watch the game together. Some days are jam packed and you have to work at a fast pace but that's what i like; working at a fast pace keeps me on my toes and not worrying about what time it is. My coworkers have taught me a lot without knowing, they were my family and if i needed anything they were there to help vice versa. Could never come to work in a bad mood because the people i work with will do something to make you smile and/or laugh so your can have a better day. The managers where hands on and cool, they did their jobs and if we were swamped with customers they would even come help out. The most enjoyable part of the job was interacting with my customers especially those who are visiting the city i would refer them to my favorite places, and restaurants in the city and they would tell me something about them and there culture.
Research and Evaluation Volunteer (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – April 9, 2014
The main work at Shedd Aquarium is to get the best possible feedback from visitors by assisting with data collection and data entry. Additionally, there are some administrative tasks I need to do at work.
This is special experience for me because I am able to communicate with visitors from various cultures. Smiles from their faces indicate that they enjoy themselves at Shedd Aquarium and this makes very happy during work. What I learnt from this work is improvement of my communication skill.
Cashier (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 31, 2013
getting kids to have their parents by a certain toy we would stand outside playing with a certain toy to make them want it kinda like advertising.or workign the register and also stocking clothes and different things on the selves.i learned how to work in retail it was something different and very new to me it was good. my managment and co workers were also pretty cool the hardest part was learning stuff ive never done before the most enjoyable was the interaction with the different people that can in the store
I am learning a lot here and meeting new people with the career that I want to get into
Prep Cook/Grab & Go (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 6, 2012
Prepare everything that I need in any of the stations that I will be working at whether it be at the Burrito, Grill, Pizza station. When restaurant stations open I’m also preparing the food for the customers whether it be on any of these three stations. Clean up and wash up the utensils that were being used from the station I was working at the end of the day.
Its fun to see families come from different places
Sales Associate/Lead Cashier (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 27, 2012
A typical day at work during the summer is really busy, which has helped me develop my customer care, as well as how to sale items to guess. Co- workers are fun to work with since they are all my age. Hardest thing about this job is dealing with the traffic in Chicago while a game is happening downtown since its slows business down a lot.
Volunteer (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 15, 2012
Shedd aquarium is the most attended paid public facility in the state of Illinois. Whereas other attractions like the Art Institute and Field Museum can survive without Volunteers, Shedd cannot. The people who work there are cognizant of that and therefore the volunteer program at Shedd is magnificent. You feel appreciated and needed.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – January 11, 2012
One of the few jobs I've ever had where I looked forward to going to work everyday, and didn't want to leave at the end of the shift. Great benefits, interesting, and fantastic co-workers. Overall, a truly great place to work.
benefits, family-oriented environment, extremely interesting place to work.
Coordinator, Volunteer and Internship Program (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 8, 2013
Strap a mask and flippers onto your imagination and chart a course to Shedd Aquarium. Have you ever gotten eye-to-eye with a dolphin? Or met a penguin on a stroll to the South Pole? Or immersed yourself in an Amazon flooded forest? At Shedd, it's all possible.