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Smithsonian Secretary Dr. David J. Skorton
Dr. David J. Skorton
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Pros
  • It is quite an interesting place to work with behind the scenes understanding of what happens in the largest museum complex in the world (in 3 reviews)

  • Great benefits if you like the learning opportunities (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much of a chance for full time position (in 5 reviews)

  • Huge bureaucracy, it takes a long time to process any new plan (in 3 reviews)

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  1. 15 years middle manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Technical in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Smithsonian full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities to work on global projects and collaborate with internationally celebrated artists and scholars. Good benefits and some great colleagues.

    Cons

    senior management disconnect from reality. Serious organizational flaws. Senior level bureaucrats get promoted to positions they cannot perform. Lousy pay


  2. Smithsonian Theater Host

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    Current Employee - Theater Host in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Theater Host in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Smithsonian

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    You get to work in a world class museum and watch interesting IMAX films. You also get to work interesting museum events

    Cons

    The pay is not good and the work is boring at times. Supervisor treat their staff like little children and can be condescending at times.

    Advice to Management

    Show staff a little more respect



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