Museum of Flight

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Museum of Flight Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good place to work if your just young and looking for a job.

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    Former Employee - Visitor Service Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Visitor Service Assistant in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Museum of Flight part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Hours are always 9-5, so you have time to have a life outside of work. some hot baby sitters usually take kids here to so....theres that.

    Cons

    No way to really move up and not alot of opportunities to get raises. The museum is pretty much never ever closed so don't be surprised if your working on days normal people have off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Needs to Treat Employees Better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Museum of Flight full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In my department everyone works a set schedule unless there is a special event. It makes it easy to have a life outside of work. The people who are at my level for the most part are nice people who I enjoy working with. The health and PTO benefits are great. The collection is beautiful and well put together.

    Cons

    Money is the number one problem with working at The Museum of Flight. Management expects the employees to strive to meet huge expansion goals and be innovative thinkers in the field - yet they try to run every program and event on a shoestring budget, and employees have to push management to get the funds to replenish supplies and keep up with other institutions. Additionally, they do not compensate their employees what they are worth. This is one of the lowest paid institutions of its kind in the area. Everyone begins at the starting wage for their position, regardless of their previous work and school experience and the raises are pitiful. You can have a perfect review and still only get a few cents that accounts for the cost of living. There are very few promotions or opportunities for entry level and mid level employees to move up. Meanwhile, upper level managers are making equal to what their peers are making at other institutions and go on many national and international trips to speak about how great our museum is, without thanking the people who are working hard for the institution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look at what other institutions are paying their employees. The Museum loses many good people to other institutions which will pay them a lot more to accomplish the same job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Wouldn't recommend

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Museum of Flight full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collection of artifacts is extensive

    Cons

    Inconsistent treatment of staff including pay and benefits. Poor compensation, few advancement opportunities and most people very unhappy working at this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Low pay, but good people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Museum of Flight full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible working environment. The people in my department all work hard and work together as a team. The museum is expanding and growing.

    Cons

    Low pay, very little upper movement in positions, very few promotions. If you are lucky, you get a 3% "raise" every year that is really a cost of living increase. If people leave, it is always for a higher salary somewhere else. The museum loses a lot of good people because of this. HR and upper management do not necessarily understand the complexity of some people's jobs in the museum and while upper management makes $$$ the people below them make basically nothing, even in positions the require a master's degree or higher. Benefits are standard, but not great. (A parking lot is not a benefit.) No money for outside classes or seminars. Only very few employees get to attend conferences, workshops, etc. The training that is offered is so basic it doesn't necessarily apply to most people in the museum. (We all know how to use Microsoft Word.) Communication between departments is not always good and great ideas get lost and praise goes to the directors, not the people actually doing all the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please look into the salaries of people not in upper management. They are too low in comparison to other institutions in the area and you are losing good employees because of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Dynamic Environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Museum of Flight

    Pros

    Some of the best co-workers I've ever had! Like minded individuals with a passion for museum work. Also, the building and exhibits are amazing, and well maintained. Available parking is always a plus, and the connection and partnership with the Raisbeck Aviation High School is an interesting idea for more museums to consider.

    Cons

    The pay is definitely a drawback - much lower than other positions in the area in my particular department. There also appears to be a disconnect between a few of the departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More benefits would be appreciated, otherwise I have had a great experience with this institution!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Must be passionate about aviation.

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    Current Employee - Technician in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technician in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Museum of Flight full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, lots of access to aviation history, lectures, and artifacts. Most people there are nice and work very hard at their jobs.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, and not enough staff to accomplish the goals set out. Most ideas get lost or garbled on the way up the management chain. As a whole, the organization is top heavy. They fail to remove toxic employees in a timely manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Planning is paramount; all events, exhibits, programs, education groups, and private bookings need to work together. Make an effort to make salaries more competitive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    LOVE IT

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    Current Employee - Volunteer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Museum of Flight as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    im a volunteer so i dont get paid but i love the atmosphere

    Cons

    the basement is kinda grody

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember the little people downstairs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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