The Museum of Science and Industry

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Not a bad place to be

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at The Museum of Science and Industry full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Wonderful benefits and perks
Great environment to learn and experience first rate science and exhibits
The people there are some of the best you'll ever find in a work environment
A part of a large educational community

Cons

Holidays and summers can be a little rough, it's still a tourist attraction
There can be a lot of red tape to get things done
Sometimes senior management may have a different view than what front line and middle management wants to achieve
Job security is questionable. There have been layoffs every couple of years consistently for more than ten years

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your front line staff. They have great ideas and work directly with your intended audiences.

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    Lovers of science unite, what an extremely satisfying work experience!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at The Museum of Science and Industry as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Mission-focused work
    Creative, dynamic, passionate workforce
    Sheer impact in terms of clientele and visitors
    Wonderful perks!!
    Opportunity to network with other like-minded museum professionals

    Cons

    Little room for advancement (in general) -- may explain turnover rates
    Dependent on time of the year - summers are very busy, but other times of the year can get really slow
    I spoke with management team member who did not really have a well-defined vision as to where the Museum is going forward - sure, it's doing great, but can it start matching competition from around the country and the world?

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    Management styles make a great job miserable.

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    Current Employee - Facilitator I in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Facilitator I in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at The Museum of Science and Industry part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Educating people and giving presentations is great fun and the support to help learn the skills related to these tasks is really very good.

    Cons

    The management of the guest experiences department encourages lower management to treat their floor staff much like children. This can be difficult to overcome and causes periodic waves of poor morale and turnover. This has been brought to the attention of management and human resources on multiple occasions without any real indication that anything is likely to change.

    Benefits are available to the floor staff if they stay longer than a year but is prohibitively expensive when compared to the same benefits as offered to full time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating your floor staff like adults and invest in their benefits. This will encourage longevity and make them feel supported and respected.

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