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Animal Keeper I (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – January 23, 2017
I miss this job with a passion that rivals what I went into this job having. The animals are fantastic, but the micromanaging makes for a bleak and tedious atmosphere. Coming in early and staying late are normal experiences and should be expected. The frustrating part is the micromanaging and near constant hassle of making sure the entire chain of command is on the same page before anything can progress. And the managers never seemed to agree often.
On the plus side, the zookeepers are some of the most dedicated group of workers I have ever had the pleasure to work with, some of which have been there 15+ yrs. This zoo is improving slowly but surely, and new exhibits are being added.
Hardworking individuals. New, exciting advancements. Good healthcare plans.
Frustrating management, low pay for the amount of work.