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Pacific Science Center Overview

Seattle, WA
201 to 500 employees
1962
Nonprofit Organization
Museums, Zoos & Amusement Parks
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
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Pacific Science Center brings science to life. We ignite curiosity in people of all ages and inspire creative thinking to fuel tomorrow’s innovations. Our award-winning, interactive programs reach more than 1.3 million people around the state each year — in ... Read more

Mission: Pacific Science Center ignites curiosity in every child and fuels a passion for discovery, experimentation, and critical thinking in all of us.

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    I have been working at Pacific Science Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This was my favorite ever job. I can not recommend it enough. You are free to be and express yourself (appearance wise) I’m anyway you see fit. They are courteous, respectful, understanding to all employees.

    I recommend working in Information Systems, Guest Services (any role!), Sales, Marketing, and SIP. Or (of course) administrative if you can.

    It’s easy to transition between departments if you see an opportunity within the Science Center.

    Cons

    It is a nonprofit, so the pay may not exactly match other positions in the private sector. They make up for it in countless other ways. For example, free and unlimited ORCA card, great benefits, schedule flexibility, trusting of employees and they don’t micromanage and will let you do your own thing if the work gets done (office only, not GS), good employee extra benefits and events.

    There are some (but VERY FEW and mostly higher up) departments that have not wonderful leadership. I actually only know of one (word of coworkers), but I’m putting “very few” in case there are more. Other than that, all other management are a delight!

    If you do get hired, the monthly All Staff Meetings are a huge bore, but they try to make them fun and have free food and happy hours....

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Pacific Science Center Interviews

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    Laser Operator Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Pacific Science Center (Seattle, WA) in December 2015.

    Interview

    The entire interview was a power trip for the manager in charge. Passive aggressive and a no it all. It was hard to relax and present the best me that I could because of this. The interview was a joke, the panel of 2 people talked more about themselves being so good at the laser thing that it disgusted me.

    Interview Questions

    • Would you want you bosses job?   1 Answer
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Pacific Science Center Awards & Accolades

  • National Medal for Museum and Library Service, Institute of Museum and Library Services, 2012
  • City of Seattle Landmark, Landmark Preservation Board, 2010

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