Awesome location, diverse community, friendly customers, long commute.
Pros: you get a lot of great discounts towards hotels, chicago museums, car rentals, and water taxis.
Cons: scheduling: they are not always flexible when you are in college, very strict when it comes to uniform policy
Being a shed employee gives you the opportunity to work in one of the most famous museums in the world. It gives you free admission to other cultural attractions and access to some amazing fish and aquatic animals. Driving to the Shedd was my main method of transportation. Upon arrival we met in the main office to discuss where we would be station at. We were then given our daily quota. Our duties varied on daily basis, depending on were we where located. However, my job mainly consisted of: directly consumers to exhibition locations, answering any questions regarding aquarium, providing additional information about animals, and assisting in the gift shop. Co-workers were genuinely friendly, hardworking, and originated from multiple groups of culturally diverse ethnicities. One of the most challenging aspects of my job at the Shedd Aquarium, was the long commute, which consisted of driving a total of 80 miles to and from work. Although this was difficult, especially during the winter time (heavy snow, rainfall) I was able to manage my time effectively. I always arrived on time. Although there were many enjoyable parts of my job, my favorite responsibility and duty included interacting and assisting customers. I have many positive interpesonal characteristics that make me a "people's person". Effective communication among these workplace situations has always been one of my top strengths.