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Updated February 6, 2017
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Museum of Science President & Director Ioannis (Yannis) Miaoulis
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Pros
  • The Museum offices have a great energy and managers promote work/life balance -- most people are out of the building by 5 p (in 4 reviews)

  • The management are very understanding and friendly, it was a great work environment (in 5 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 6 reviews)

  • Also, being a non-profit, it is difficult to sustain a lifestyle without a significant other who is the principle bread-winner (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Museum of Science"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "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.


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  5. "..."

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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


  6. "aww mos mos, green love :)"

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    Current Employee - Secret in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Secret in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nicest place i have ever worked for within my dept. Everyone was laid-back, chill and friendly but hard working so who says that work and fun dont go along.. :)

    Cons

    Other dept are ok but as a whole i felt there was no integration between departments and somewhat a lack of communication to some extent. back stabbing and gossiping.

    Advice to Management

    respect everyone lower. watch for museum cownies :)


  7. "Fellow"

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

    Pros

    Friendly Colleagues
    Fun work environment
    Engaging work content
    Trusted and respected instutition

    Cons

    Work Tu-S or S-Th schedules
    Salary


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Exhibit Hall Interpretation"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Exhibit Hall Interpretation in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Exhibit Hall Interpretation in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is friendly and helpful, get access to an awesome museum as part of your job. So many opportunities for learning

    Cons

    There is a lot of information to learn about the whole museum, with ever changing schedules, but it's not too bad. Get used to it easily.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! i absolutely loved working here, still go back to visit all the time. This place is great.


  9. "Good place. Ok Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    nice people
    Some kids
    fun place
    free parking
    free passes
    employee discounts

    Cons

    careless management
    extra hours
    busy
    bad kids
    rude parents
    equipment always breaking down
    nice HR director

    Advice to Management

    care about your employees


  10. "First review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Museum of Science full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great community, friendly, mission driven, collaborative

    Cons

    Low pay and moderate benefits


  11. "Great"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Nashua, NH
    Current Employee - Volunteer in Nashua, NH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Museum of Science part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people are very friendly and I especially loved how everyone had a genuine passion for what they did at the museum!

    Cons

    There were absolutely no cons whatsoever! I have no complaints because the museum did not give me anything to complain about!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!



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