job was a great learning experience great environment
Catering Server (Current Employee) – New York, NY – May 15, 2018
Good company, they have great staff but better pay is needed tis was a temp position jsut enjoy yourself and mingle you will receive tips. The agency hired me to work for them but the benefits of the comapny as far a sfood and learning experience has been great
Small, collaborative, & great for a first-time internship
Graphic Design Intern (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – March 2, 2018
As a Graphic Design intern for NYBG, I mainly updated existing templates for publications. I went into this position not knowing much about InDesign or print materials, so I learned how to use the program and how to create materials for print. As a full-time student, the position was extremely flexible. I would go in for 3-4 hours a day, 3 days per week, whenever worked best with my class schedule.
My only complaint about the position is how slow some days would be. After picking up InDesign, I would finish my assignments rather quickly and be left waiting for the next thing to do. Sometimes I would go in and work for maybe 30 minutes, then have to sit there for the rest of the 2.5 hours doing nothing.
Office Manager (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – January 23, 2018
Very cut throat back stabbing upper management. Also very racists! Not treated fairly and no room for advancement. NYBG is like a revolving door with how many employees quit or get fired, not too many stay after a year!
Manager (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – January 10, 2018
I worked in the Development office, which is faster-paced than most other areas at the Garden. There were times of high stress but I enjoyed the dynamism of my typical work day. The management at the Garden is undergoing changes this year, and I think that contributed to a sense of insecurity among many of my coworkers. Overall, the Garden offers good benefits and pay for a cultural institution in New York City. The workplace culture is fairly normal, and I got along with everyone on my team- we worked together very well. My work and my colleagues were my favorite thing about the job, along with the beautiful outdoor spaces. Least favorite things were upper level management and "vacation blackouts" during certain times of the year.
A place to gain new experiences in different fields
Tram Driver (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – December 27, 2017
Very productive place of employment; very cultural diversity. working is fun at the botanical Garden; especially with the gardening section, where one is able to meet employees of the different sections and make new friends.
Attendant (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – October 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.
Stock Room Supervisor/Inventory Control Manager (Former Employee) – Bronx, NY – September 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.
Quiet yet close-knit community in a beautiful setting
Science Intern (Current Employee) – New York, NY – September 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.
Visitor Services Assistant (Current Employee) – Bronx, NY – December 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.