California Academy of Sciences

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Amazing Experience: Intern

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Former Employee - Education Intern  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Education Intern in San Francisco, CA

Pros

friendly positive atmosphere
creative, purposeful
projects were interesting

Cons

costly to travel in the city

Recommends
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A job with a purpose

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Working in a world class, platinum LEED rated building built by Renzo Piano
    Contributing to a good cause

    Cons

    A lot of the "old" vs. "new" Academy mentality since the grand re-opening in 2008.

    Recommends
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    Meh

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    Former Employee - Guest Services Attendant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Guest Services Attendant in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    The pay for my department (Guest Services) was fantastic and really opened up a lot of opportunities for me. The Academy itself is a wonderful resource for any science nerd or college student pursuing a degree in Biological Sciences. My co workers were awesome and to a certain degree, they made effort to promote internally.

    Cons

    Working conditions were deplorable during my time there. Outdoor positions were rough and being the elevator attendant in the rain forest exhibit was like being sent to the seventh layer of hell for a good chunk of the day. Also, I found management to be unapproachable and not supportive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management, please lend your employees an ear! Also, Micromanagement will never produce the results you want.
    P.S. Huddles are the most mind numbingly, grating experience of the day. You hired us for our customer service skills, we don't need them hammered into us bit by bit every morning.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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