Aquarium of the Pacific
4.1 of 5 10 reviews
www.aquariumofpacific.com Long Beach, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Apr 28, 2014

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Jerry Schubel

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    A great introduction to informal science education

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people to work with! Everyone here enjoys what they do and have a passion for the Aquarium's mission of instilling a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean. Even the CEO is easily approachable!

    ConsUpward movement into management could be difficult here since there's not that many positions available.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot much to say, management was very supportive.

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    Amazing experience to work at this beautiful Aquarium in Southern California

    Education Presenter (Former Employee)
    Long Beach, CA

    ProsPeople and the animals are fantastic, and there is so much to learn and experience here.
    Work as a real team with your co-workers... more like a family.

    ConsPay is not the greatest as it is a non-profit organization
    Many positions are seasonal and may not last longer than the summer, but if you do a really great job, then many people do get hired on as permanent employees after the summer is over.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Become part of a enviromentaly cocerned family

    Reatail Cashier (Former Employee)
    Long Beach, CA

    Prosthe company provides an atmosphere where all employees are active participants in every aspect of the company if they so choose. They provide information all areas of the Aquarium and it's various programs. As well as creating a network that reaches beyond the Aquarium out into Long Beach and beyond.

    ConsBeing that they are a non-profit organization some aspects of the company are run differently than they would be at other companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to be more aware of treating all emplotees the same from continuing employees to new hires. Being sure that all employees are held up to the same standards and are fulfilling the same responsabilities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing workplace

    Husbandry Intern (Current Employee)
    Long Beach, CA

    ProsFun place to work. Always tons of new and interesting things going on. Everyone there loves what they do and is friendly.

    ConsNothing that I can think of!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Long Beach, CA

    ProsThere are all levels of employment here, entry level hourly to executive. Job satisfaction seems to vary by where you fall on the totem pole. The Aquarium is good at recognizing and rewarding good performance and opportunities for growth can be available to those who show initiative.

    ConsCommunication can be a challenge here. Much of that may be due to the wide varieties of schedules that are worked. It's nearly impossible to even get everyone from one department in the same room at one time. That can lead to information being passed on incorrectly, or not passed on at all.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Musician (Former Employee)
    Long Beach, CA

    ProsBeing a member of the Aquarium's music performance cast yielded great pay, for a student, and allowed for a good time at work.

    ConsThe aquarium was small, and since I had lots of down time, it was easy to get bored. Employee cafeteria wasn't great.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf the employee food cafeteria was better employees would appreciate the Aquarium of the Pacific much more. Other than than, it was great.

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    It's a paycheck...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Long Beach, CA

    ProsGood place to get a job, not a place for a career. You get a paycheck, which I guess it's a positive.

    ConsThere are key people in a few departments, that if you get in their good graces you are set, but if you aren't willing to bow to them they'll force you out. This place is more cliquish than highschool.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat everyone equally. Too many people are forced out because they are not part of the "in-crowd." Some of the older employees are the worst regarding this!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsDynamic peers. Top management has integrity. Nice location.

    ConsHigh workload with limited financial resources. This is primarly due to how AoP was financially structured when it was created (attendance was over predicted).

    Advice to Senior ManagementA sesne of urgency taken to far reduces productivity.
    Kudos for your integrity.

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    overall good...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosthe hours
    the workload
    the atmosphere

    Consthe other employees
    the guests
    the management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Okay place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosteam atmosphere, relaxed environment but professional, mid level staff is very compentent

    ConsBad leadership, lack of communication

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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