Chester Zoo
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Guest experience assistant (seasonal) in Chester zoo
on 3 December 2020
Nice place to be but not to work
4 hour shifts 5 days a week when I was fully available from when I started there and let go from seasonal contract with 48 hours notice despite being made out i was being kept on over winter. Great job if you are student or looking for part time but awful if you want full time hours.The job itself was cleaning toilets and changing bins mostly which isnt glamorous but you do get to see lots of animals. Most of management was very friendly and the people you work with are also very nice.However the zoo had such a high turn over of staff that you are pretty much disposable. And because they hire at different points throughout the year you start with too few staff and when it picks up and you think you see going to get more hours there is then far too many staff to give people fair hours .If you are looking for something permanent or something with career progression then I wouldn't recommend working here at all.
Guest Experience Assistant in Chester, Cheshire
on 15 June 2020
A fun place to work
A fun place to work, where you feel like you are working with good friends and family. A place were you need to be confident enough to work by yourself at times but comfortable working in a group
Food and Beverage Assistant in Junes
on 31 March 2020
False promises
seasonals get treated like scum. I worked there for over a year and they terminated me and all seasonals with no pay amid the covid-19 outbreak. They kept all full time and management employed with full pay. Seasonal s are paid less and have to work harder than the full time staff. It's a disgrace of a company if your a person. Great for the animals tho
Catering Assistant in Chester
on 18 March 2020
Good hours and pay
Varied work, very busy. Nice people to work with, work with different people everyday and meet many customers. Good benefits, friendly staff and exciting.
Bartender/ Cashier in Chester
on 4 February 2020
Bad but worth it for the animals.
The Staff were bullies and the bosses didn't care. They lied about my job, I went in for bar tending and ended up washing tables. They also fired me for them making me do things that hurt me back. But aside from that you can see the various animals and have your lunch with otters and tigers and the like. So if you can deal with the people you work with then it is worth taking it because of the free entry to the zoo and lunch with your choice of animal.
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Insights from 39 Indeed users who have interviewed with Chester Zoo within the last 5 years.

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Interview is average
Process takes about a week

Interview questions

A load of none relevent questions

Shared on 31 March 2020

At the start of the interview we were given a sheet detailing a family visiting the zoo and a list of animals, food and merchandise they like. We then had to provide a way to satisfy all these requests as if we were talking to the family as they entered the zoo.

Shared on 29 November 2018

Basic interview questions... Why do I want the job? Relevant experience... What can I provide the Zoo with? How would I plan a family day out with a budget of £20?

Shared on 24 November 2018
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