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Great place to intern

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Former Employee - Internship  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Internship in Washington, DC

I worked at Smithsonian as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Got to work on real projects, great boss, real commitment to the organization

Cons

Unpaid internship where I was doing some of the same work that paid employees were doing.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Post Doc Fellow at Smithosonian Astrophysical Observatory

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    Former Employee - Post Doc Fellow  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Post Doc Fellow in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Smithsonian full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very productive environment. Interaction with a large community of astronomers covering all the branches of astronomy. Prestigious institution with large international visibility.

    Cons

    Too big and sometimes too dispersive. Almost impossible to progress your career from simple temporary postdoc with no benefits to full-time permanent employee with benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Staff!

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    Current Employee - Training Specialist Assistant  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Training Specialist Assistant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Smithsonian full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Moved from NY to DC and I love my new co-workers. They have comfort me to feel like I am home!

    Cons

    Lack of communication within other departments.

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    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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