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Outstanding learning experience! Not necessarily a place you can make a career.

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Former Employee - Assistant Director in New York, NY
Former Employee - Assistant Director in New York, NY

I worked at American Museum of Natural History full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Opportunity to work with very smart people in one of the most beloved institutions in the world.

Cons

Very little value placed on staff retention.

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In the rare circumstances that staff are promoted, they should receive commensurate pay and benefits. Staff that are promoted from within seem to be paid less and valued less than outside hires.

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    They Get It, but Can't Make It Stick

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    Former Employee - Event Staff in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Event Staff in New York, NY

    I worked at American Museum of Natural History as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Empowering staff members to bring their expertise to the table and collaborate on programs, events, employee engagement and membership campaigns to name a few. Growth potential opportunities exist, if you know how to play the game.

    Cons

    Too many politics, old guard afraid of risk and change to stay relevant in order to increase consumer traffic, revenue and staff morale.

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    Respect the history of the museum, but don't get stuck in the past when it comes to effective leadership, pro-active and creative employees and engagement.

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    For the self-aggrandizement of the elite who sit on the board (duh)

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    Former Employee - Head of Department
    Former Employee - Head of Department

    I worked at American Museum of Natural History full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The collections, some research, and many staff are truly excellent; and it draws visitors from around the world.

    Cons

    The top admin is a satrapy of the New York elite; the museum president is the prime example (sitting on the boards of AIG, GSK, ConEd, etc.). The interior organization replicates that narrow mentality. Neo-liberalism is rampant; monetarism is the operating watchword and the main performance metric. The forward-looking programming that once characterized the museum has largely been replaced with Disneyfied nonsense.

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    Please leave.

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    Disapproves of CEO
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