Museum of Science Reviews

Updated Jan 11, 2021

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3.7
52%
Recommend to a Friend
77%
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Museum of Science President   Tim Ritchie
Tim Ritchie
4 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free parking, awesome location, can have a good work-life balance if you really try to push for it, but it isn't guaranteed(in 8 reviews)

  • "Ability to work a variety of events and free parking, and flexibility in hours(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay, little room for advancement(in 12 reviews)

  • "Non-Profit Pay, taking on a for profit culture(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great experience"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Archivist in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Museum of Science part-time

    Pros

    Fantastic Leadership, Applicable Experience, Great Skill-building

    Cons

    Low salary and no long term commitment

  2. "Poorly Run"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Museum of Science full-time

    Pros

    Engaging families in Science Education

    Cons

    Managers and Directors with no training in people management. Mismanagement , poor HR practices, Knee jerk reaction to Covid 19- Laying off people who were working on driving engagement and revenue to the organization.

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  3. "Interesting & varied work"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Exhibits Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Museum of Science full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Creative, constantly changing environment and challenges.

    Cons

    High-pressure; generally poor management and low employee morale.

  4. "H"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Durham, NC

    I have been working at Museum of Science full-time

    Pros

    Museum is a Good company

    Cons

    I have no cons at the moment

  5. "Great Place to Work!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Program Presenter in Boston, MA

    I worked at Museum of Science part-time

    Pros

    I don't think I will ever enjoy a job as much as I enjoyed my time working at the MoS! Incredibly fun and formative!

    Cons

    Job security has gone down over the years, seems to be a trend in the museums industry.

  6. "good environment"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visitor Services Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Museum of Science part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    educational, fun coworkers, good atmosphere

    Cons

    low pay, little room for advancement

  7. "Would work here again"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Fellow 

    I worked at Museum of Science full-time

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers, interesting job duties

    Cons

    A bit disorganized at times

  8. "Excellent Career Development"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    Former Employee - Program Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Museum of Science part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people and culture, employees are all truly working for the public

    Cons

    Given the current situation it may not be appealing to work in this field

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great entry job but little growth once there"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Museum of Science full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free parking, awesome location, can have a good work-life balance if you really try to push for it, but it isn't guaranteed. The co-workers are also a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Very low pay compared to the industry average, little room for growth, and they'll try to squeeze you for everything you're worth by pulling the non-profit card.

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  10. "Fun place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA

    I worked at Museum of Science full-time

    Pros

    being a part of a storied institution

    Cons

    always doing more with less; inflexibility

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