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Challenger Center for Space Science Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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  1. "The Perfect Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Challenger Center for Space Science part-time

    Pros

    Great supervisors, fun co-workers, a lot to work on and do. The place ends up feeling like a second home.

    Cons

    Pay is minimum and does not include benefits. Also hours cap off at 40 a week or less.


  2. "Worst job i've ever had - DON'T DO IT (Challenger Learning Center)"

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    Former Employee - Host/Guest Services Staff in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Host/Guest Services Staff in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible scheduling, You can eat during your shift, Easy job

    Cons

    This job was a waste of time. The guest services manager was terrible and incompetent, High turnover rate for employees, Manager would let inexperienced people who barely know the job become supervisor over experienced workers, Minimum wage pay, They automatically deduct 30 minutes from your shift for lunch even if you don't take one, there were only two shifts to choose from (opening and closing) so if you have class in the middle of the day - you can't work, Extremely slow (barely any business), The job is easy but at times they can expect too much out of you to only earn minimum wage, They hire too many people for no reason (= less hours to give...), Shifts can be long with literally nothing to do but stare at the walls, you have to PAY to park in the garage for work (usually $5 for 5-6 hours; depends on how many hrs your car is in the garage), or attempt to find parking near the building on FSU's campus and walk... which may not be a option since there's never any open spots and if you don't park in the garage, it can be dangerous walking to your car by your self at midnight if you close.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a new guest services manager, Increase the pay - NOBODY can live off of minimum wage, Do better with marketing the center so traffic would increase, Remodel the Center, Create more than 2 shifts, Give raises, Benefits for employees working at last 35 hrs a week (basically full time), PAY for the parking of your employees - not just the managers...

  3. "Don't apply to the Tallahassee, FL location"

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    Former Employee - Host Staff in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Host Staff in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Challenger Center for Space Science part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Simple enough job, often very slow so you can work on homework etc., mostly college students so scheduling is flexible

    Cons

    Minimum wage pay, little/no opportunities for advancement, little consideration for employee needs, high turnover rate, little thought put into hiring decisions, can be physically exhausting cleaning the huge building, 7+ hour shifts


  4. "Okay place to work"

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    Former Employee - Flight Director/Camp Counselor in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Flight Director/Camp Counselor in Tallahassee, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The only pros about working there was the discount on concession food and how close it was to my university.

    Cons

    There are a lot of cons ..management over works camp workers and flight directors for every little pay.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, Pay more, or ask less, Give better benefits, and incentives, recognize employees work, hire experienced people.


  5. "Part Time Internship"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Challenger Center for Space Science as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very nice staff, you do real work and won't be doing coffee runs

    Cons

    Like any non-profit employees can be overworked and underpaid