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    Wish I had not left

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logistics in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Logistics in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Maryland Science Center full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Employees are friendly, helpful, The atmosphere makes you want to come to work

    Cons

    Camp-In program leaves the place smelly and dirty for employees when entering the building. Feel that the students should not still be in the building. It puts a little bit of a damper on the mood in the early hours. They just never seem to leave on time. Does not look good for incoming patrons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When employees come to you with concerns about a Supervisor, take it serious and look further into the complaint.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Fun, no room for growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Educator/Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Educator/Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Maryland Science Center full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    fun work environment
    good people
    opportunities for independent work
    supported in trying new things and taking some risks with programs
    rewarding on-floor experiences
    little time spent working outside of assigned work time (other than taking care of management issues that arise)
    constantly being exposed to new ideas, disciplines of science, etc.
    opportunities to create and carry out programs for specific audiences

    Cons

    work weekends and holidays for lower pay than almost all other positions in organization
    no room for growth or promotion
    no raises (other than minimum cost-of-living increases in 3-5 years)
    minimal/no investment in staff development
    continual increases in duties and staff managed
    senior management chase and fund new projects seemingly without direction
    poor/late communication and mistrust of staff due to fears of things being "leaked" to other local museums
    general mistrust of the management abilities of supervisors by senior management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    trust your supervisors and managers, and show that you trust them by coming to them directly with requests, concerns or issues instead of going through others
    give departments enough full-time managers to properly supervise and train part-time staff
    reward hard work and increased responsibilities with increased pay and promotions
    create transparency in the hiring process, especially for internal applicants (post salaries, and be more up-front with applicants about their chances of being hired)
    standardize the expectations for weekend and holiday work for all supervisors
    invest in staff development
    improve communication with those who manage on-floor staff, and clearly outline expectations for programs and events in a reasonable amount of time before the program or event

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Great Environment, Great Work, No room to move up

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Education and Outreach Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Education and Outreach Specialist in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Maryland Science Center full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Great environment
    -rewarding work
    -ability to work independently at certain times of the year

    Cons

    -No room to move up within the museum. If there's a job opening, no communication to employees for possible promotion.
    -Lack leadership in certain department, communication can be bad at times, leaving employees to find information on their own.
    -typical low pay found in a non-profit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shake up leadership, promote from within, reward employees for hard work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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