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Great place to work if you have a passion for your subject.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

I have been working at Smithsonian full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Contributing to the increase and diffusion of knowledge

Cons

Quality of employee work life is not standard across departments.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Smithsonian

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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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