National Constitution Center

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National Constitution Center Reviews

Updated June 18, 2014
Updated June 18, 2014
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    Helpful & Engaging

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Constitution Center

    Pros

    Pleasant staff and nurturing environment for all new hires. Each department is encourage to help and to attend the center events.

    Cons

    The National Constitution Center does have a low pay scale in comparison to other companies but it is to be expected of a non-profit. Given the small staff size there is not much opportunity for growth.

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    Good experience but it's not a career

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    Current Employee - Host  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Host in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at National Constitution Center

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly coworkers, supportive management team. Overall comfortable work environment. Interesting visitors and museum content.

    Cons

    Low pay. Almost zero opportunity for advancement if you are starting at the bottom you will most likely stay there. Not big on promoting from within. High workload on the management team has left support staff virtually unsupervised, you supervisor changes by the hour at times. Often there isn't enough staffing to handle visitation.

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    There appears to be a lack of solid job roles. The management team is definitely overworked. The floor staff needs more supervision and more hands on supervision from a consistent source. A more live able wage for part time staff may decrease staffing turnovers. Find a way to reward hourly employees so that they feel appreciated.

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    Good resume builder, but don't stay too long

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at National Constitution Center

    Pros

    Exciting programs, famous visitors, you get to meet all sorts of people, and it is generally an exciting place to be.

    Cons

    Like most non-profits, they hire inexperienced people at a very low wage, work them for several years then expect them to move on to a better position elsewhere. Expect a wide disparity in compensation between the permanent "leadership" team and this "transitionary" staff, and a LOT of turnover among your co-workers. There really isn't any staff development plan either, so don't expect any career growth, training, or a path to promotion. The Constitution Center is a great resume builder though for those in the non-profit or educational fields.

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    Unless senior leadership develops a plan to become something bigger and grows a long term staff to achieve that goal, the NCC will always be a local destination, nothing more.

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    Current Employee - Staff
    Current Employee - Staff

    I have been working at National Constitution Center

    Pros

    Mission, location, history, programs, need

    Cons

    see marks, young senior staff

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