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  1. "Protective Services - Lead Officer/ Supervisor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Protective Services Lead Officer/Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Protective Services Lead Officer/Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlanta History Center full-time

    Pros

    A awesome place to work for and beautiful people to work with.

    Cons

    Cons is that i have to leave to go to the next level in my field.

    Advice to Management

    I love you guys and you are the best.


  2. "Research Assistanta"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Atlanta History Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The AHC is an amazing place to work and develop skills. The work environment is none contentious.

    Cons

    Lower paywage because its a non-profit

  3. "Good Old Boys Club"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Events in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Events in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlanta History Center part-time

    Pros

    If you are apart of the small group of people that "really" run the Atlanta History Center this is a great place to work. If you are not apart of this Buckhead good old boys team and their wives, kids, etc... Working there is just ok.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge I see is a lack of advancement in the organization. No cross training at all. No promoting from within. There are people that have been there for years in part time positions hoping for a full time opportunity....this people all seem to have a comment look and background.

    Advice to Management

    No. I don't think the President knows that his Directors and HR deportment is discriminating against a large part of Atlanta.


  4. "Superior Customer Care and Service"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bartender in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Bartender in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Atlanta History Center full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Continued learning for Special Events training , Customer Care and Business Operations professionalism

    Cons

    Caring for customers who need to believe that their event should be perfect and helping them understand that they are through their eyes while the wrinkles are being ironed out.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay close attention to all details and be appreciative of employees from all departments.


  5. "An Excellent Introduction Into Museum Education."

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    Former Employee - Educator in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Educator in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Atlanta History Center part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Flexible schedule
    - Direct supervisors were honest and fair
    - Interfacing with the public
    - Opportunities to grow in your related field

    Cons

    - Pay is ridiculously low for educators expected to have at least a B.A.

    Advice to Management

    The educators and their direct supervisors are the ones that keep the museum open and running. Offer them a little gratitude in regards to pay and workload and their might not be quite as much staff turnover.


  6. "Docent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Atlanta History Center (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's a huge organization, lots of visitor traffic. Good experience in a large museum.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunity to move up. Good luck moving from part time to full time. Left for another job that was full time and better pay.


  7. "History buffs dream job"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Atlanta History Center part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful surroundings, enriching programs and nice people to work along side of in an
    low pressure atmosphere, volumes of resources at your fingertips and fun events to particiate and observe.

    Cons

    Employees not rewarded for excellence, advancement policies uneven.

    Advice to Management

    Act more like a non-profit in hiring and firing.

  8. "Fun place to work but need to clear out the dead wood and work on professionalism"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working here pushes you to be creative and learn new things daily. It's an extremely laid back and casual environment, which makes it a fun place to work.

    Cons

    The laid back environment can also mean that it's a bit unprofessional. Bosses reveal things to employees that they shouldn't and people gossip about others regularly. Also, there is a good handful of people that are in management positions who are just not competent at their jobs. These folks, who are not leaving anytime soon, are occupying valuable spots that would provide opportunities for other more qualified candidates. Pay is very low and there is very little opportunity for advancement, except for the lucky few.


  9. "Average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, great vacation time

    Cons

    salary, no career advancement, no bonuses