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Fun, wacky, educational, and challenging

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

ProsLots of pportunities to move up within the institution, you're always learning something on the job, brushing elbows with interesting and sometimes famous (in the science world or elsewhere) pepole. There's rarely a boring day on the job, and if you work in museum programs you'll get a chance at least once to blow things up, track stars on the telescope, watch IMAX movies on a huge Omnimax screen, run Mythbusters-type experiments, and get paid for it all!!! I can't really speak for the other departments within the museum, but I'm pretty sure they all have their perks as well.

ConsRather low pay for the lower-tier jobs that often do take a good deal of knowledge and training. There is a tendency for some people there to stay in the same (often low) position for years upon years while complaining about it and never moving forward, or up, which leads to low moral and discontent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at TFI was a mixed bag experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at The Franklin Institute


    Pros: Most of the staff enjoys their jobs and there is plenty of opportunity to get to know people and learn about different positions. Working in… Cons: The leadership seems to think they're pretty casual and flexible, but they're not. The dress code and inflexibility with time off are big drawbacks. Also,… Advice to Senior Management: Take a look at other cultural institutions, not just the ones in Philadelphia, and compare your expectations for your staff and your compensation packages with… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    A decent place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at The Franklin Institute


    Pros: - Dynamic environment, forward-looking organization - Staff camaraderie - Fiscal solvency - Name… Cons: - Blockbuster exhibits don't contain enough hard science - Experience varies… Advice to Senior Management: Leadership should bring in more science-heavy exhibits. More
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