Visitor Services Attendant/Tram Driver (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 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.
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
Cashier/Customer Service (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – September 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 ...
Passionate professionals dedicated to their profession.
REGISTRAR FOR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – June 3, 2013
A typical day as manager of the registration call center included supervising staff; responding to and directing inquires; registering field trips; professional development courses for teachers and family programs.
Co-workers were true professionals and always willing to share their knowledge and expertise.
The hardest part of this job was there were a lot of managerial turn-overs that often effected progress and continuity. The most enjoyable part was you were not pinned behind your desk all day. There was plenty of opportunity to explore the garden and learn something new and fascinating.
Great Cultural institution. High employee turn over
Director of Visitor Services (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – January 6, 2013
NYBG has several areas that have highly educated and qualified V.P.,managers and directors. Individually some departments run very efficiently, collectively, not all areas work together. Depending on which dept you are in, you can learn a great deal and work with a great team. Unfortunately, I discovered that the latter. However, the institution is a great place to be.
Coordinator: Bronx Compost Project (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – November 9, 2012
This company was a tremendous blessing in my life. It was more than a job, it was family. I leaned how a good company treats their employees and are very much passsionate about what they do!!! I love them...