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www.si.edu
Washington, DC
5001 to 10000 employees
1846
Nonprofit Organization
Non-Profit
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
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The Smithsonian Institution has many hats, from the one worn by Harrison Ford in the Indiana Jones movies, to the one worn by Abraham Lincoln the night he was assassinated. One of the world's leading cultural institutions, the Smithsonian houses more than ... Read more

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    "Lots of co-workers, but they're all great"

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    Recommends

    I worked at Smithsonian full-time

    Pros

    -I was allowed to ease into my position and not have a bunch of work dumped on me at the start

    -I was given opportunities to do more than my job description (in a good way)

    -My co-workers were a funny, open, supportive, non-passive-aggressive group

    Cons

    -I wasn't used to working in such a huge organization, so it took some time to get used to having 500 or so co-workers.

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Smithsonian Photos

Smithsonian photo of: Washington DC - Smithsonian Institution Building (Photo thanks to Flickr user thisisbossi, available under by-nc-sa v2.0)
Smithsonian photo of: After hours at Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum
Smithsonian photo of: Washington DC: Arts and Industries Building (Photo thanks to Flickr user wallyg, available under by-nc-nd v2.0)
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Smithsonian photo of: Washington DC: National Gallery of Art - East Building (Photo thanks to Flickr user wallyg, available under by-nc-nd v2.0)
Smithsonian photo of: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC (Photo thanks to Flickr user IslesPunkFun, available under by-nc v2.0)
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Smithsonian Interviews

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    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Smithsonian (Washington, DC) in January 2017.

    Interview

    The interview was friendly and laid-back. They calmed my nerves. The employees clearly love their job and it showed. It went so well and, luckily, I got the position. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity, really.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your greatest weakness?   1 Answer
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