Purchasing Specialist (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – July 19, 2016
On a typical work day I would procure an abundance of product & services. I would average spending $5-10,000 dollars a day. Constantly on the phone doing transactions or follow-ups or negotiating. Managed vendors & worked with staff. I was very busy and had no down time. The hardest part was keeping up with the workload. The most enjoyable part was that I was working at a zoo.
Children Zoo Associate (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY 10460 – April 21, 2016
Great people and great bosses. I learn how to detail with the public. How to multi-task at the work place. Also learned good team work skills. Stand on my feet for long periods of time, also watching people and animals at the same time.
Comissary Driver (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – February 14, 2016
Working at the zoo, a typical day would be starting at 6am, gathering things to load up the truck. Afterwards, I would get a task breakdown of what was delivered and where I would have to store those items within the park. Working here, I learned to have patience. Patience was key because I would have to drive through the park when it became open to the public to transport these items to their destination. It was always a high volume of guests which made it challenging to maneuver and get the job done before my shift was complete.
The team that I worked with was always enthused about doing their job and very helpful which made the workload a bit easier however, we also needed to have independency which I enforced half of my time working there. I would say there was no challenges within this job because I have a strong work ethic and there is nothing ever to hard for me. In addition, I collaborate well with others and if I ever needed help I know that I can always reach out to my team members.
The most enjoyable part was being able to take the initiative to interact with guest although my job required me to do a lot of backstage work.
Assistant to the Director of Admissions (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – January 20, 2016
A day starts with a morning announcement to zoo staff pertaining to openings and closing of different attractions and changes availability of certain team members of different departments. Then comes a day of relaying radio transmissions and directing issues to the appropriate teams, filing of reports and updating spreadsheets. I learned how to really deal with an office space outside of a bank and the more relaxed and far less aggressive space it provides. Co-workers here, however, aren't too friendly too friendly to new-comers. My predecessor was my main source of information in how to get things done in the fashion with which business is done here usually. The office team is lackadaisical, unopen to new ideas, disorganised, and really without a sense of camaraderie. Management is helpful but again, really unopen to new ideas and change. Really, the hardest part is getting past my own team in just expediting work that's being done. On the other hand, working with WCS and aiding a great organisation in achieving an admirable goal gives one a great feeling that they're contributing to something bigger.
Site Sales Associate (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – November 22, 2015
I worked at the Bronx Zoo. I went from Admissions to Site Sales so I kinda did get a promotion just without a pay raise. It's a fun place to work if you like the same hours every single day. Management is very cool, easy to talk too and very outgoing. The pay is just min wage. It's the perfect summer job for teens.
Meeting different people from all over the world
Getting hours cut just because they felt like sending half the staff home.
Office Manager at the Bronx Zoo (Former Employee) – Bronx Zoo – October 26, 2015
Working for the Wildlife Conservation Society was a rewarding and challenging position. Each member works as a team and has a sincere desire to make a difference. All employees are engaged with the mission and work to be the best for the Society. Only those who have a high work ethic and enjoys working for the preservation of our planet and all animal should apply. I enjoyed my time there.
Merchandise Sales Associate and Cashier (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – October 19, 2015
A typicla day at work , restocking and doing inventory. Since that it was first job, I learned how to handle cash properly, inventory and customer service. The management wasn't the best but overall I loved my job.
I enjoyed working there because i felt at home, i had peers to look up to and the organisational skills of my superiors, whether on a work or personal level were admirable. it was like a home away from home. while i was there i harnessed a lot of skills because i was given a task and stuck to it until the best results were achieved.
Admissions/Guest Relations Representative (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – September 26, 2015
I love working at the Bronx Zoo. I interact with millions of people from all over the world everyday. The job is fun and exciting! However, duties and collaborating with team members will help you grow as a employee!
Dicounts, Courtesy tickets, Great team memebers
Short breaks, hours of additional work in outdoor conditions