Natural History Museum (UK)

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Natural History Museum (UK) Reviews

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Natural History Museum (UK) Chairman Mr Oliver Stocken
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  1.  

    Varied, challenging and unique place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Natural History Museum (UK) full-time

    Pros

    The people here have a high drive for quality science. There is a strong training and development culture and a good work/life balance encouraged.

    Cons

    Lots of different views on every topic and project. Can be difficult to make quick progress on projects. Leading in some areas but behind in others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after the good people, and work on the key processes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work hard, be ignored, get paid nothing.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Technologist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Information Technologist in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Natural History Museum (UK) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You get to work with some truly great people, really nice. And the building and location are wonderful, you get free access to everything here, and across most other London museums. Once your'e in, unless you do something catastrophically bad, it's a secure job for life.

    Cons

    Along with the nice people, you'll be working with some of the most incompetent and bitter people I've ever met. The managers, of which there are many, are paranoid and scared and so spend all the time they have trying to secure their positions. It's a public sector job, in a large institution, and so you can hide here while not doing anything. And that shows, because most people here work maybe 20% of the time, and browse Youtube for the rest. You'll start off full of energy and passion, but it'll leak away as you have to tow the line and produce sub-standard work in order to be on brand. The only way you can last here is to be either useless, or not care at all for what you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce your numbers by 75%, learn what management means, trust the people who do the work, stop hiring in contractors to do work we don't need done, we don't have time to keep fixing it. Train your staff, that does not mean buying books or sending them on vanilla courses meant for human resource teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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