Monterey Bay Aquarium
3.4 of 5 12 reviews
montereybayaquarium.org Monterey, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Fun at first, but the lack of communication in management is unacceptable.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Monterey, CA

ProsMeet great people who really care about the environment.
The Aquarium is beautiful and some exhibits are spectacular.
Get to meet people from all around the world.
Sometimes you get to interact with the animals or get to see cool behind the scenes stuff.

ConsLack of communication is a HUGE problem.
Management keeps focusing on putting out fires instead of preventing them in the first place.
There is little room for job growth depending on what department you are in.
People that don't pull their weight are rarely talked to about improving their work ethic .
Little attention is paid to employee complaints, making them feel powerless in some situations. Having to watch co-workers get mentally "beat" down makes you feel horrible and afraid you'll be next.

Advice to Senior ManagementI think David Packard says it best.

"The best possible company management is one that combines a sense of corporate greatness and destiny, with empathy for, and fidelity to, the average employee."

"A frustrated employee is a greater threat than a merely unhappy one."

"The best business decisions are the most humane decisions. And, all other talents being even, the greatest managers are also the most human managers."

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Make the most of your time here.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Monterey, CA

    I have been working at Monterey Bay Aquarium


    Pros: Supposedly looks good to have on your resume. Good place to learn and train if you make the opportunities for yourself. Work… Cons: Open positions are rare. Don't expect to move up. Don't expect to get your foot in the door and change departments. Apply… Advice to Senior Management: Get involved, get back to basics. The institution has gotten to big for its… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Monterey, CA

    I have been working at Monterey Bay Aquarium


    Pros: Great benefits; great cause to work for. Cons: Non-profit salaries are low; underacheiving/"slacker" employees are rarely teminated. Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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