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Museum of Science Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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Pros
  • The management are very understanding and friendly, it was a great work environment (in 6 reviews)

  • Everyone is friendly and helpful, get access to an awesome museum as part of your job (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Shamefully low pay for a lot of hassel, other departments are treated much better, barely any employee retention in the VS department (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Intern in Living Collections/Butterfly Garden"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at Museum of Science (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People were great. The job is very fun and different every day.

    Cons

    Limited hours possible every week.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Iffy Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Museum of Science part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is pretty good. They start at 12.50 an hour!

    Cons

    You're basically working 4 jobs in one. They rotate you in different areas of the museum every three hours. Get ready for your feet to kill you after each shift. One of the managers has an attitude all the time. Get ready to deal with him each shift.

  3. "Exhibits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Museum of Science full-time

    Pros

    Lots of really talented interesting people, fun place to work.

    Cons

    Poor management, low pay and very little appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your good employees, clear out management.


  4. "Nice people, not always the best managers"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Museum of Science part-time

    Pros

    Interacting with visitors (most of them), fun place to be

    Cons

    Too big and anonymous - the people at the top of the ladder don't really have anything to do with anyone not in the top administration spots (can feel very isolated); managers can tend to treat people with less respect than they are due; too many jobs that do not include benefits.


  5. "Good career starter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Museum of Science full-time

    Pros

    Incredible mission and incredible coworkers, great work environment.

    Cons

    Depressed wages and lackluster benefits.


  6. "Development Professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with excellent staff. Plenty of opportunity to do my job well with the diverse areas to fundraise for and enjoyed the philanthropic community I worked with. Good involvement of Board members on their giving committees.

    Cons

    Upper management could be very unresponsive to apparent problems in staff morale and didn't give much credit where credit was due. Upward mobility almost non-existent, always looked outside for new hires when they had extremely talented professionals that were willing to step into roles had they let them.

    Advice to Management

    Look to more staff development, positive internal mobility would go a long way to increase employee morale. Fix the rather large disconnect between mid- and upper level staff.


  7. "Museum of Science"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Tight-knit community.
    Everyone is friendly and ready to help each other.
    Free admission to the museum, the planetarium, and IMAX theater.

    Cons

    The internal job postings did not really take into account of interns and volunteers who are not at the museum on a daily basis to check the postings and want to stay with the museum. When I tried to apply for another position in the museum, I was told that my application would not be considered because I did not apply before a certain date.

    Advice to Management

    Extend that period of time or at least consider internal applicants after the general public applicants.

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone here is passionate about science and wants to share that with visitors. It is an inspiring place to work.

    Cons

    Sometimes involves dealing with overwhelming crowds of people, but it's manageable.


  9. "Positive atmosphere, flexible management, great people, impactful work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The atmosphere here is welcoming and positive, not only on the floor with visitors but behind the scenes as well. This museum does a lot of informal and formal education work that most people are unaware of. Great nonprofit to work for.

    Cons

    I can't think of anything that's a definite "con". If you're going to work out on the floor, you need to like kids, because you work with them a lot, or are surrounded by field trips.


  10. Helpful (1)

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    Former Employee - Visitor Services Representative in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Visitor Services Representative in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Co-workers are nice and support you

    Cons

    Shamefully low pay for a lot of hassel, other departments are treated much better, barely any employee retention in the VS department

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay rates, actually listen and act upon constructive criticism given by your employees


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