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Denver Museum of Nature & Science Reviews

Updated November 25, 2017
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  1. "Great part time job to have"

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    Current Employee - Steward in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Steward in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Denver Museum of Nature & Science part-time

    Pros

    Great crew to work with

    Cons

    Long hours and a lot of heavy lifting

    Advice to Management

    We are not super human


  2. "Great company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Tour Guide in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Tour Guide in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Denver Museum of Nature & Science part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The museum treats its employees very well.

    Cons

    Don't work here if you are doing it for the money. Do it if you value its purpose.

  3. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Denver Museum of Nature & Science full-time

    Pros

    The people are great and the perks are really fun. Being able to watch movies after hours on IMAX is great.

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement at all


  4. "Rewarding mentally and physically but not financially"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Treats employees very well, apart of a special unique community, feel like you can make a difference

    Cons

    poor financial compensation for staff


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    "Fun & Exciting Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Denver Museum of Nature & Science full-time

    Pros

    Fun and exciting place to do world class work with talented co-workers

    Cons

    Frequent and seemingly random changes to organizational structure, including unexplained job reassignments, negatively affect employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Less secrecy, more transparency.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Mostly collaborative environment"

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

    I worked at Denver Museum of Nature & Science full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Able to carry out innovative plans and ideas at times
    Most people are open to change and new ideas and programs
    Most people are very helpful and cooperative
    Learned a ton and accomplished things that I'm proud of with some wonderful people.
    For my field, pay was competitive.
    Good benefits.
    Some opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    Can be very hierarchical.
    Behaves like a big bureaucracy at times.
    No tuition assistance programs available.
    Management rules by more of a "top-down" methodology.
    Inter-departmental collaboration can be stifiled at times for no apparent reasons.
    Institution hasn't done much in the way of climate change programming especially when compared to competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Open up lines of communication between management and direct reports and find actionable items that can be agreed upon and implement them so direct reports feel valued.
    Don't vest power in management-only circles, delegate more.


  7. "Great place but low morale"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Interacting with visitors andbeing in an educational atmosphere

    Cons

    Sometimes negative attitudes from coworkers/volunteers

  8. "Best of the best!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing culture, good pay, solid benefits, exciting place to be!

    Cons

    Sometimes departments act in silos but I see the leaders working hard on this issue.


  9. "Great place to work and thrive"

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

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers and stimulating environment. DMNS offers wonderful benefits and work environment. Their staff development is so stimulating and purpose is inspiring.

    Cons

    Small number of employees and may need advanced degrees to advance career field.

    Advice to Management

    Greater flexibility to telecommute


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Museum"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Denver Museum of Nature & Science part-time

    Pros

    Was okay, not a lot of room for growth or to move up. Mission of the museum and co-workers and volunteers are great

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement, if any. Pay isn't anything spectacular

    Advice to Management

    I know this is a non-profit and you have to meet budget, but higher pay would be good


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