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San Francisco, CA
501 to 1000 employees
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$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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The California Academy of Sciences is a world-class scientific and cultural institution based in San Francisco. In 2008, the Academy opened a new facility in Golden Gate Park, a 400,000-square-foot structure that houses an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum all ... Read more

Mission: OUR MISSION
The mission of the California Academy of Sciences is to explore, explain and sustain life.

THE MUSEUM EXPERIENCE
Home to a coral reef, four-story living rainforest, immersive planetarium shows and more, this must-see ... Read more

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    "Great CEO, Best Science team"

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    I worked at California Academy of Sciences full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Best scientists and the mission at the Academy is amazing. Scientists are strongly devoted to their work and research. Great employee programs and Academy 101. Great to be part of a long-standing institution. Very humble CEO.

    Cons

    Non-profit environment can be tough. Small staff = more work = overworked = drained and burnt out. Some teams have very bad managers, so I do recommend but it depends on which team you are joining.

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California Academy of Sciences Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Phone Interview followed by an interview with a group designers. I presented a few projects through a keynote presentation, they showed me some examples of work that they would expect me to do, asked questions about projects and skill level with certain programs. They wouldn't have an honest conversation with me about salary, and gave me an extremely rude look/answer when I spoke about my salary expectations. I think this situation could've been handled much better.

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    Careers | California Academy of Sciences

    Revenue Manager We're heading into a new year-time for a job with a purpose. As the Revenue Manager, you'll be leading a team and navigating the Academy into the future. Senior Manager, Building Operations Love the Academy? Want to make it run more smoothly?

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California Academy of Sciences Awards & Accolades

  • Employer of the Year Award, The ARC San Francisco, 2015
  • Top Green IT Enterprises, PCWorld, 2009

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