Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

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Excellent place to work

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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Williamsburg, VA
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Williamsburg, VA

I worked at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as an intern (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent management, eager to teach interns about the foundation and its values; paid internships

Cons

None that come to mind

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  1. coworkers are great and direct supervisors are decent but top management doesn't have a clue

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The hours are good a typical 9-5 job. In my department there are a good amount of breaks. The benefits are good and you get overtime. The people that work here are generally pretty cool.

    Cons

    Unless you have a great ability to smile when guests are being super annoying don't work here. The pay is not that great.

  2. Be a self-advocate, but not entitled.

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    Former Intern - Historic Trades Intern in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Intern - Historic Trades Intern in Williamsburg, VA

    I worked at Colonial Williamsburg Foundation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Fantastic research opportunities.
    Great platform for professional development; if you take initiative you can usually find support.
    Staff housing is affordable for the area (still $$ but offers great opportunity for a short commute).
    Paid schooling (through local community college). Decent medical, decent retirement

    Cons

    Resort/retirement/military/college town= higher cost of living. Wages barely keep up
     Unequal salary/experience relationship between departments.
    Depending on department, supervisor: schedule management.

    A mix of snarky, jaded attitudes, and those passionate about the work and creating a positive experience for themselves and others. There are limitations, and if someone is dedicated to a pursuit, then they will usually find a solution. Find these people, and you'll be fine. "plug along,' complain about things that are in your job description, or actively move backwards regarding things like accuracy, and what is there to be sympathetic about?

    Advice to Management

    Don't side step existing departments to drum up revenue. Support of all aspects of the foundation is a must.

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