Chester Zoo
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    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
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    Chester Zoo website
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 93 reviews and is evolving.



Food and Beverage Assistant in Chester
on 8 April 2022
Stressful workplace, good pay and breaks, great full time hours
This is a good job if you want to work full time but bad if you want only few hours a week due to pressure to work moreNearly all ‘fulltimers’ have a sense of superiority and never help with the heavy work load. The seasonal part is a let down if your looking for job security and due to the influx of seasonal staff you can’t have a steady work day as they are unreliable and sometimes lazy. Although, Chester zoo do pay their staff a fair wage no matter your age as you all receive the same, you get at least a half hour break (unpaid) and most of the time a 15-20 minute break (paid) which they are not required to give, depending on where you work in the zoo the management staff can be amazing and make your day easier but that’s not always the case as some will down right not care. If you’re looking for a steady job with no gossip or drama I wouldn’t suggest this job due to the ‘highschool’ like atmosphere, however if you can handle this and ignore it then it can be the best job in the world. But be prepaid to pick up the slack of the under 18s as they are as useful as a chocolate tea pot. If you are placed on the opposite side of the zoo from the staff canteen bring your own lunch as you do not get walking time or discounted lunch in the department you work.
Seasonal Sales Assistant in Chester, Cheshire
on 17 July 2022
Lovely workplace
The nicest people, great team. Good benefits, you know your rota in advance, good holiday allowance. Nothing bad to say and I workHere again in a heartbeat.
Retail seasonal Artist in All over
on 16 July 2022
Great place to work where you can make a difference
Great place to work where you can make a difference to both visitors and the Charity, some days can be long, but seeing the smiles on the kids faces is worth it
Food & Beverage Assistant in Chester
on 28 June 2022
Would 100% work here again it was amazing! Lovely staff in June’s restaurant I actually miss everyone! They’re such an amazing group to work with! The hours were fantastic too!
Seasonal Guest Experience Assistant in Chester
on 26 June 2022
Great workplace
team were friendly and full training provided with regular meetings with your supervisor to discuss your progress and areas for improvement. hours were flexible and all staff were very approachable.

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Interview insights

Insights from 88 Indeed users who have interviewed with Chester Zoo within the last 5 years.

Favourable experience
Interview is average
Process takes about a week

Interview questions

I was asked the following: Why do you want to work here? What are your strengths and example? What are your development points (weakness)? Will you be able to work in a busy environment?

Shared on 27 April 2021

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

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