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Customer Service Representative (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYDecember 5, 2017
Working for visitor services is really great. The schedule is really flexible if you have another job or attend school. Weekends are mandatory. This job is a stepping stone in a lot of peoples lives.
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Attendant (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYNovember 27, 2017
the staff is great but the hours suck
dealing with 1500 people
slow after 3
pick up again for night time after 6
okay discounts
okay weather conditons
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Relaxed atmosphere, nice people to work with
Instructor (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYNovember 19, 2017
Very rewarding to teach my work experience to others interested in the field. Not many hours so I can still keep my full time job and do this one class on the side.
Pros
Beautiful grounds
Cons
No benefits since I'm part time
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Enjoyed
Host/Attendant (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYNovember 13, 2017
I very much enjoyed my time here, and though it was sort of brief, I would very much love the opportunity to maybe work here again one day. Once the management gets right, of course.
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Never again
Attendant (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYOctober 12, 2017
One of the most boring jobs ever. It is an outdoor job so you are dealing with all types of weather. They have you standing your entire shift and you don't even get long breaks. Beautiful place to visit, just not to work at.
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Very good working atmosphere.
Stock Room Supervisor/Inventory Control Manager (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYSeptember 30, 2017
It was nice to work at NYBG. The difference from working in Manhattan is stark. It was so nice to not see all the busses and traffic when I left my place of work. Instead, I'd see flowers, trees and bunnies.
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Fine place to work
Office Manager Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 27, 2017
The New York Botanical Garden is a decent workplace. They have great benefits. However, the work culture is stressful and cut throat. It is very competitive to get a job there.
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Quiet yet close-knit community in a beautiful setting
Science Intern (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 1, 2017
The team was supportive of each one's progress in work life, attentive to each other's needs. It did not take long to feel welcomed and comfortable to fully delve myself into the work, communicate effectively of the responsibilities expected and meet the goals.
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No room for growth
Manager (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYMarch 6, 2017
Low pay, no room for growth, negative work environment. People are too afraid of CEO to collaborate and bring on real, productive change. Wouldn't recommend.
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Productive fun
Visitor Services Assistant (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYDecember 29, 2016
People will ask what is happening at the New York botanical garden others will issue out the visitors tickets and direct them to where the main attractions are located. Co Workers are really friendly and would help you with any problems that you might have. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the visitors faces when it's their first time visiting the garden.
Pros
luches are 40 minutes. Pay is good
Cons
none so far
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Visitor's Services Representative (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYJune 30, 2016
Great Hours. Good Training. Ability to move up and learn different sections. Supportive co-workers. Ask anything you want.
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Regular, better communication
Houseman/Transporter (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NY 10458May 12, 2016
A typical day at work would be getting everything ready for any party's, weddings, and events. Having all the inventory accounted for and lastly transporting all the goods.
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
short breaks
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Don't stay here for more than a few months, even weeks, if you can.
Attendant/Cashier (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYMay 6, 2016
Make no mistake, this is pretty much another retail job. If you're lucky you'll make about 12,000 a year here, but it's unlikely you'll go past 9,500. As an Attendant, you'll do more work than some of the other branches, but get paid the least of all. A lot of the people here are either down on their luck and are desperate or have never had another job, and don't know any better.

Most of your duties here will include selling tickets, standing for long hours and talking to guests. If you happen not to like retail, this is not the place for you. If you happen to like yourself, this is not the place for you.

No real benefits as an attendant; there's a 10% discount at the gift shop and cafe, which isn't much. You can work for a full hour and pretty much spend your whole hour's worth of pay on a sliced bread sandwich here. If you're looking to move out/get a car/make any kind of advancements, this is hardly the place for it. If you want your weekends and holidays, go somewhere else.

Management could use improvement. Generally the management staff doesn't do much visible work. The Garden is very bureaucratic, so making things "happen" can take a lot of effort.

Shifts are scheduled up to two weeks in advanced and switching a shift can be difficult, so any one with other priorities is bound to end up in a stressful situation.

There are much better jobs than this. They will take advantage of you.
Pros
The co-workers are nice, looks good on a resume
Cons
Short breaks, Bi-weekly pay is tough to survive on, Management is difficult, No internal promotions, Discounts aren't sensitive to the hours spent earning a steep pay, Too bureaucratic
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Beautiful place to work, very peaceful place.
Office Assistant (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYMarch 24, 2016
Management is very hard to work with, but the employees are great. Beautiful atmosphere but like i said the management is not easy to work with and i sensed a little discrimination with the department in which i worked.
Pros
Beautiful Atmosphere
Cons
Management
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fun place to work
Visitor Services Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 4, 2016
the nybg is a great place to work full of wonderful staff, the garden has beautiful scenery and the benefits you get are free tickets, discounts on food and more
Pros
great staff
Cons
long hours
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Research Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 27, 2016
A professional and analytical work environment with an enjoyable staff and supportive management. A typical day includes the collection and analysis of molecular data.
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Highly analytical and professional scientific research laboratory
Research Technician (Former Employee) –  Bronx, NYJanuary 27, 2016
A typical work day includes the execution of several laboratory experiments and/or the analysis of data collected from said experiments.

Management is highly supportive of those seeking higher education and professional.

My co-workers are all enjoyable and help to create a happy and productive working experience.
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Fun Environment
Visitor Services Attendant/Tram Driver (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 2, 2015
A typical day at work is very relaxed, fun yet hardworking environment. I learned how to use Microsoft Office in a professional way. Management is very outgoing, and are always there to help us out. My co-workers are very helpful as well and make the work atmosphere enjoyable to work in. The hardest part of the job is dealing with cranky visitors, where no matter how hard you try to accommodate them, it never helps. However, the most enjoyable part of the job is being able to work in a beautiful environment with great exhibitions and a great working environment.
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Fun work place
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYSeptember 21, 2015
my experience working at The New York Botanical Garden is amazing met a lot of amazing people meaning customers from all over .. its a beautiful garden and work place The different weavers we had come and show how they made a living from weaving was so historical to know ...
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Relaxing and flexible
Receptionist/ Secretary, Tram driver, Attendant (Current Employee) –  Bronx, NYAugust 27, 2015
Versatile and relaxing work place. Very flexible and understanding with scheduling that works well with students. Supportive management that tries to assist the best they can.
Pros
Relaxing environment, paid lunch breaks
Cons
long walking distances
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