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Great learning experience

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Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC
Former Intern - Intern in Washington, DC

I worked at Smithsonian as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Everyone is positive, happy to work at SI

Cons

Difficult to move up ladder
Archive system outdated, need to embrace technology
Budget issues, decreasing workforce

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Embrace technology and digital age, hire younger

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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  1. Very flexible, laid back people.

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    Former Intern - Office Clerk in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Office Clerk in Washington, DC

    I worked at Smithsonian as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Very easy and comfortable. A lot of diversity and making of your own schedule.

    Cons

    Sometimes the workplace is TOO casual. Some people come dressed down, or over decorate their cubicles to the point where it is unprofessional.

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    Less micro management from supervisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Interesting colleagues, slow to implement ideas.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Marketing Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at Smithsonian part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Intelligent staff. Freebies. Big name. Cool projects.

    Cons

    Slow to implement new ideas. Sometimes feels like a government job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more tech savvy.

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