DUBLIN ZOO
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i adore animals. made me sad to actually see then everyday locked up. however people wore great to work with made some friends i will have for life.
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not a good place to work

got a new manager a few months ago, management is that bad easily over 50 staff have left, don't know how to treat their staff, expect you to do supervisors work for minimum wage and when done they don't even acknowledge it, work at charity events for free and get no thanks, completely understaffed. discriminate against people, not a nice environment, highly do not recommend working here as staff continuously come and go and more or less no one stays after a couple of months of starting
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Very clicky environment

Part Time summer staff are fun and friendlyFull time permanent not so much very clicky.Management work against each other rather then as a then , and can be rude … they tend to disappear a lot when it’s busy and appear when it’s quiet.

Pros

Staff discount

Cons

Hours been cut regularly
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Horrible environment

Bullies, gossips, management reward loyalty, favours, family and friends, and staying quiet about what you see and what they do, prominent figure a s***al predator
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Great culture, fun workplace

As part of the Retail Team at Dublin Zoo, you may be in a number of locations from day to day including the gift shop, and ticket offices. This rotation was one of the best things about the job, being able to move around and get experience in different areas. The opportunity to see the animals regularly was a huge plus for me too.
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Fun workplace

It was a busy atmosphere but it was an up lifting job and helped me gain experience whoch was needed for my future job hunting. The staff are great to work with.
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Nice place to work but no time for personal life.

Good place to work if your a student. Have no weekends off to socialise. Pay is not great for the amount of work done. Too many managers for such a small department.
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Woul be great but too many managers and unfair working weeks

It is on, expected to work 9-10 days in a row with one day off and then 9 days in again, v.difficult to have any sort of life outside. Keep a lot of staff on temp contracts therefore devoid of any benefits Too many managers, offer they contradict each other so staff are left wondering what to do. Often short staffed...managers don't back up staff and customers are v.abusive...especially annual pass holders. Small team so quite nice environment.

Pros

See animals everyday, giftcard

Cons

Long workibg week, expected to constantly stay back, payroll make so many mistakes
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Fun, wonderful place to work

I worked at Dublin Zoo for Christmas time at Santa's Grotto as an elf. Everyone at the Grotto was very friendly and helpful. Overall a great experience.

Pros

Staff dicounts
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Education, conservation and interaction with animals

Clean husbandry Prepare diets Check animals Administer any medication required Create enrichment Public talks Animal training Learning different behaviours everyday, a vast amount of animals to work with. The work is very physical and rewarding. The hardest part of the job is dealing with the death of an animal. The most enjoyable part is creating a safe and happy environment for the animals and enriching their everyday lives.

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interaction with animals

Cons

6 day week
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The best place ever

I was there on work experience and would love a permanent job there
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Based on 11 reviews

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3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.2 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
1.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.4 out of 5 stars for Management
2.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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