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"Taught me to Love Museum Education"

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Former Employee - Exhibit Manager in Philadelphia, PA
Former Employee - Exhibit Manager in Philadelphia, PA
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Neutral Outlook

I worked at Academy of Natural Sciences part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Working at the Academy, you learn so much on a daily basis, so that you are constantly growing an developing. The people who work there are wonderful as are the visitors, so it is a great experience on the whole! Everyone works as a team and there is always room for improvement and growth. You never feel stagnant or bored at this job, and you always feel a sense of community.

Cons

The only downside was the salary. $8/hour just will not get you very far, especially being as they do not give a raise for 2 years and even that is $0.25...HOWEVER, you have to remember, this is nonprofit, and it is an opportunity you will not find anywhere else. And if the salary is too low for you, it is such a prestigious museum that working there becomes a wonderful stepping stone to other museums if you feel the need to move up.

Advice to Management

You guys are doing a GREAT job, I have no advice other than keep up the good work!

Other Employee Reviews for Academy of Natural Sciences

  1. "Market intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Academy of Natural Sciences part-time

    Pros

    Great workplace with great leadership

    Cons

    Not too many cons, great place tow ork

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work, focus more on competitive threats


  2. "Good work, little pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Academy of Natural Sciences part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very relaxed work environment, accomplish tasks at your own pace, a lot of the work is fun to do and there are a lot of opportunities to get exposure to different projects. The staff is very knowledgeable

    Cons

    Generally underpay their employees with little negotiation or pay growth over time. It is also hard to move up in the ranks, most people have hit a plateau and cannot advance any higher. Facilities are outdated and not much investment goes into updating them.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people and the facilities. It is important to upkeep the public facing side, but that does not mean you can neglect the private research side.


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