Vancouver Aquarium Reviews

Updated Sep 1, 2021

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4.0
81%
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Vancouver Aquarium President and CEO Lasse Gustavsson (no image)
Lasse Gustavsson
10 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fun work environment with lots of team building activities(in 7 reviews)

  • "People are passionate about sustainability, conservation and research(in 5 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay, very poor and inept upper management(in 7 reviews)

  • "Low pay probably because this is a non-profit organization, potential to move up ladder low(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Guest Services

      Sep 1, 2021 - Guest Services in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly staff and working environment

      Cons

      Short summer season as just re-opened

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place

      Jul 7, 2021 - Accountant in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Diversity, great cause , they do amazing research

      Cons

      Nothing that I would consider as a con

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Details

      Jun 30, 2021 - Payables Accountant in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing Managers and they pursue a great cause

      Cons

      doesn't receive much support from the Government

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Awesome fellow staff

      Apr 18, 2021 - Manager in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Loved the family atmosphere, really friendly (and smart!) group of people.

      Cons

      The fact they had to close during Covid :( The facility needs a major upgrade!

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      pretty good first job

      Mar 25, 2021 - Food Service Supervisor in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      My first job before I went off for university! Pretty cool place to work at.

      Cons

      Very cliquy staff which is quite distracting

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work!

      Feb 26, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I really enjoyed working with the people there. It was a pleasure seeing the aquatic life and learning new facts daily.

      Cons

      It is too bad the Aquarium had to cut so many people due to COVID-19, hopefully they have a chance to re-grow after.

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    7. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Great team

      Feb 23, 2021 - Educator 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -fun place to work -a lot of opportunities to grow -nice people

      Cons

      -Low pay -overworked -for an NPO, too corporate

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Care More about the Animals than the Staff

      Jan 4, 2021 - Guest Service Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Met some amazing people at this job. Free admission for up to 10 family members/friends per month. Super environmentally friendly. Learned a lot about animals and conservation.

      Cons

      I worked in several different departments and got paid minimum wage. HR unreasonable, belittling, and unprofessional. The HR department in and of itself was a disaster.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      The Vancouver Aquarium

      Oct 22, 2020 - Assistant Manager in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great co-workers, descent benefits, animals,

      Cons

      Low pay, very poor and inept upper management

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great People, entry level

      Sep 20, 2020 - Photo Experience Sales Associate in Vancouver, BC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If you enjoy animals, you will get the chance to be around them all day.

      Cons

      pay was ok, no where to go up really

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