Don't stay here for more than a few months, even weeks, if you can.
Attendant/Cashier (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – May 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.
The co-workers are nice, looks good on a resume
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