American Museum of Natural History

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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 a 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.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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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No opinion of CEO

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    Glad to go.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at American Museum of Natural History full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Thirty years ago it was an organization dedicated to scientific research. Currently there is nothing positive about working there. Over the years it became a research FARCE.

    Cons

    For the most part the dwindling number of researchers and worthless. The library is the last valuable resource there but it is just a matter of time

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    Get rid of the Ellen Futter without compensation! She has no idea of what a museum is about. As a result of her ignorance in Natural History, the museum has become a laughing stock of the sciences. She and the large number of non-science positions she created have turned the museum into a third rate Disneyland.

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    Disapproves of CEO
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    I found there was discrimination...within departments and throughout the museum

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    Former Employee - Visitor Services Representative
    Former Employee - Visitor Services Representative

    I worked at American Museum of Natural History part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The best thing about it was the actual museum itself. It is a stimulating environment & if the supervisors in your department liked you a cushy job.

    Cons

    If they did not like you -I was in Visitor Services- you went to the Coat Room (where money disappeared) & other duties where you were mysteriously left alone, when 2 people usually covered the area . If they truly disliked you, your money would be off (then suddenly found too late). That is how I got fired. FYI:: Leave the floor for any reason, lock your money P-E-R-I-O-D.

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    Diversify Departments More. There seems to be a tendency for a department to "look alike" . Maybe instead of trying t o hide bad reviews/comments- you should learn from them. you need to look into the reason many employees make 2 years and get fired.

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    Disapproves of CEO
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