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Amazing Experience: Intern

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Education Intern in San Francisco, CA
Former Intern - Education Intern in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at California Academy of Sciences as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

friendly positive atmosphere creative, purposeful projects were interesting

Cons

costly to travel in the city

Other Employee Reviews for California Academy of Sciences

  1. Helpful (4)

    A job with a purpose

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at California Academy of Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Meh

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Services Attendant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Guest Services Attendant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at California Academy of Sciences full-time (More than 3 years)

    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 Management

    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.


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