Concession Worker in Winnipeg, MB
Pretty good starting job
My first job was at Assiniboine park conservancy working as a line cook at tundra grill. The staff were pretty good, my chef being super supportive and always making sure everything runs smoothly. It can get hectic during the summer season as that’s when it’s the busiest. They’re flexible when it comes to hours and are willing to work with you through almost anything.
Food Service Worker in Winnipeg, MB
worst place to work
The management is so SOOO poor. Favouritism is obvious, if they don't like you as much as the others they make it hard for you to do well because they'll pick apart everything you do. I was forced to work outside so many times when it was pouring rain for over 2 hours because the manager continued to say "just wait it will stop". You do one thing the manager doesn't like and your weekly hours are cut in half. The stress is not worth it for such little pay. There were at least a dozen times when I'd be getting into work 10-20mins before my shift started just to be told to go home because my shift was cut. I did like the people I worked with most of the time, but the team leaders are extremely controlling. One time I was at the ice cream shop and it was raining meaning there was no business for hours on end, so I proceeded to clean counters, ice cream machine, refill cups, straws, fold napkins until there was literally nothing left to do so I watched a video on YouTube and the team leader yelled at me and forced me to unfold and refold the napkins I had already folded 20 times. To conclude spare yourself the stress and DO NOT WORK HERE.
Sales Associate in Winnipeg, MB
just alright,not the best job not the worst job. just depends who you work with on most days. Sometimes visitors become entitle and that can be kind of annoying.
FOH Team Member in Winnipeg, MB
Great place to work at however they have poor management
It was nice working at the Zoo as they have a great atmosphere, the workload is manageable and it is easy to carry out the daily tasks. However, Assiniboine Park's management put them at the bottom. It is tough for new hires to adjust in the workplace as they all act based on seniority and the management is not doing anything about it.
Not Good For a First Job
Minimal training and expected me to know what I was doing. Booking days off was a struggle even when I gave a heads up I was going to be out of town for 1 weekend out of the whole summer. I hate being negative but I rather spare someone of the same experiences I had working here.