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Zoo Keeper (Former Employee) –  Beerwah QLD3 August 2019
Extremely toxic place to work. If you dont conform you are out! They only care about money & fame. Always been this way. Even when Steve was alive. Management are a circus of power hungry monkeys.
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Like being in the show Survivor - gotta outwit, outplay and outlast everyone
Zoo Keeper (Former Employee) –  Beerwah QLD29 July 2019
The work is easy, but it is a highly stressful place to work. The whole place is nothing but smoke and mirrors.
The high flow of people coming and going, just leads to no one getting trained right or efficiently. You are constantly thrown in the deep end and basically left to figure things out on your own. It always feels like staff are pit against each other. You constantly have to watch what you say, do and how you act. People will try to get you written up and in trouble however they can. There's no team work and no chance of there ever being any kind of team.

Management doesn't think things through properly and always jump on things and cause upset and ripples into all aspects of the zoo. Due to their money hungry ways, animal welfare is shocking and unacceptable. They disregard anything keepers say about the animals and their welfare and tell you that you're easily replaced - hence why there's a high flow of staff coming and going.
They care more about their image and money than anything else. If you can't conform into their puppets then they will make your life difficult.
They don't care for staff at all. And only care about the animals when a camera is around or the public can see.
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Zoo Keeper (Current Employee) –  Adelaide SA14 July 2019
i love animal my big dream one time I am go to Australia zoo working and help all animal am see avery day australia zoo in animal planet am happy work with australia zoo thank you...
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yes only vegetable
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10 hours
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Wonderful experience and a dream job
minilab operator and animal keeper and handler. (Former Employee) –  Beerwah QLD20 May 2017
Fantastic experience..learned a lot and had once in a lifetime opportunities that no where eles could offer..but management is a disgrace..not what you know but who or what you look like..staff turnover so high as a consequence. Departments run by in experience or cutthroat people that are in for themselves..bulling culture. Management seem to belive that there will always be someone to take your place.
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Awesome experiences
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Bad management
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