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    I have been working at California Academy of Sciences full-time (more than 5 years)


    Its a fun place to work. There are many fun events weekly and the exhibits are always exciting to see. Everyone seems upbeat and energetic which keeps morale high among coworkers. There are also some science researchers whom get noticed in top science magazines and periodicals. This helps keep donations and funding coming in on a regular basis aside from general ticket sales to the public. Upper management are fair and takes notice of individual productive job performance. There is a yearly award ceremony where top employees who go above and beyond get awards and perks. Celebrities attend some of the events and the yearly GALA that the employees are welcome to attend is a bang!!!


    If your goal is to move up into a supervisory or management position, the process can take a while due to low turnover in these positions. I've noticed friends getting hired instead of the most qualified for certain positions. In one department, several fraternity members were giving jobs based on fraternity affiliation.

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    Be fair when considering others that are qualified for positions. Otherwise, keep up the great work!

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California Academy of Sciences Interviews

Updated Sep 29, 2014
Updated Sep 29, 2014

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    Control Room Operator Interview

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at California Academy of Sciences.

    Interview Details

    I was a part time guard and the position opened up so I applied for it. The interview was simple and quick because they knew me already. They asked me some questions about my experience and theoretical situations. Since I was a guard and already had experience with the position it was easygoing.

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California Academy of Sciences Awards & Accolades

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Additional Info

Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1853
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The California Academy of Sciences is a world-class scientific and cultural institution based in San Francisco. In 2008, the Academy opened a new facility in Golden Gate Park, a 400,000-square-foot structure that houses an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum all under a 2.5-acre living roof.

The facility is also home to the Academy’s staff of world-class... More

The mission of the California Academy of Sciences is to explore, explain and sustain life.

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