Maryland Science Center Baltimore Reviews

Updated Nov 12, 2020

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Maryland Science Center President and CEO Mark J. Potter
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  1. "Wish I had not left"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Maryland Science Center full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employees are friendly, helpful, The atmosphere makes you want to come to work

    Cons

    Camp-In program leaves the place smelly and dirty for employees when entering the building. Feel that the students should not still be in the building. It puts a little bit of a damper on the mood in the early hours. They just never seem to leave on time. Does not look good for incoming patrons.

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    "Enjoyed the work, Management was terrible"

    2.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Education and Outreach Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Maryland Science Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Job activities are very fun-- working with science equipment and teaching the public.

    Cons

    The company has no long term vision-- it's day-to-day decision making, complacency with how things are and little ambition to change that. Part time workers have VERY little chance of becoming full time.


  3. "Good company.."

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Usher in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Maryland Science Center part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance. Ability to choose your availability. Co- workers are awesome

    Cons

    Pay could be better. Sometimes lack of hours .

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  4. "Great perks, low pay"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Guest Service Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Maryland Science Center part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free parking on site flexible schedule

    Cons

    Low salary Toxic culture Rivalry between departments Back stabbing

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  5. "Great people working with the public, but not appreciated by leadership"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Educator in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Maryland Science Center full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great shows and staff. Demonstrating science principles is lots of fun. The Shed has great maker programs, and the planetarium and new exhibits are awesome.

    Cons

    Low pay. Management is out of touch with current science and education principles. Fun as an entertainment venue but if you want real science go somewhere else.

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  6. "Science Center"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
     in Pikesville, MD
    Recommends

    I worked at Maryland Science Center for less than a year

    Pros

    working with kids was great

    Cons

    not enough hours and transportation

  7. "It was a fun experience, great place for a summer job."

    4.0
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Maryland Science Center for less than a year

    Pros

    Most of the managers are friendly, thought one did have a bad day and kinda made it hard for us that day. It's fun helping the visitors. It's a great atmosphere to work in.

    Cons

    Sometimes guests can be a little difficult, wether it be parents or kids, but that comes with almost all jobs.

  8. "I work there as a part-time public programs manager. It is a good part-time job"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Educator/Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Maryland Science Center part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working with kids, always learning something new, staff trainings offered throughout the year

    Cons

    On slow days there is not much to do, the pay is minimum wage and does not increase by much

  9. "Fun, no room for growth."

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Educator/Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Maryland Science Center full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    fun work environment good people opportunities for independent work supported in trying new things and taking some risks with programs rewarding on-floor experiences little time spent working outside of assigned work time (other than taking care of management issues that arise) constantly being exposed to new ideas, disciplines of science, etc. opportunities to create and carry out programs for specific audiences

    Cons

    work weekends and holidays for lower pay than almost all other positions in organization no room for growth or promotion no raises (other than minimum cost-of-living increases in 3-5 years) minimal/no investment in staff development continual increases in duties and staff managed senior management chase and fund new projects seemingly without direction poor/late communication and mistrust of staff due to fears of things being "leaked" to other local museums general mistrust of the management abilities of supervisors by senior management

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  10. "Great Environment, Great Work, No room to move up"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Education and Outreach Specialist in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Maryland Science Center full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great environment -rewarding work -ability to work independently at certain times of the year

    Cons

    -No room to move up within the museum. If there's a job opening, no communication to employees for possible promotion. -Lack leadership in certain department, communication can be bad at times, leaving employees to find information on their own. -typical low pay found in a non-profit

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