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National Constitution Center Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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  1. "IT System Administrator"

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    Current Employee - IT Systems Administrator in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - IT Systems Administrator in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at National Constitution Center full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and place to work!

    Cons

    Non-profit organization so pay scale not at median.

    Advice to Management

    Great Management staff.


  2. "Okay job but not good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Constitution Center part-time

    Pros

    Cool Staff and easy work all the time

    Cons

    Dont plan your career here, rarely hires within,

  3. "Dead End Museum Work"

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

    I worked at National Constitution Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    At the time I was there the only positives were being able to interact with a diverse range of visitors from all over the globe on a daily basis and my fellow co-workers on the floor who engendered a feeling of us all being in the trenches together and so looked out for one another.

    Cons

    One of the worst job experiences I've ever had. Nonsense pay, mind-numbing work, indifferent management. The NCC is a glorified venue.


  4. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing and PR Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Marketing and PR Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at National Constitution Center part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A wide range of different activities, events or happenings every day. It kept everything exciting and it was a very upbeat enviroment.

    Cons

    The commute getting there from new jersey was hard for me especially. It was also very busy and sometimes it was hard to get a grasp of what you need to focus on


  5. "Summer Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Friendly co-workers and supervisors
    - Great learning environment

    Cons

    - Lots of free time
    - Very cold


  6. "PR Intern"

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

    I worked at National Constitution Center part-time

    Pros

    - attend some events
    - hands on experience

    Cons

    - PR department (2 people) give you all of the grunt work.
    - Clips, clips, clips. Yes, clips are an important part of PR, but 75% of my time was doing clips.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new PR team.


  7. "Current Emplyee review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at National Constitution Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Staff can attend programming for free
    -A lot of interesting speakers come to the center
    -Summer Flex time

    Cons

    -upper management is unorganized
    -payscale is not cohesive
    -hr practices are not consistent
    -no room for growth

  8. "Good people & benefits. May get stuck in place."

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

    I have been working at National Constitution Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pleasant people. Good benefits. There is some sense of comraderie at times. Lots of time off.

    Some very brilliant work so there is opportunity to learn. CEO (Jeff Rosen) is one of the most personable and intelligent people you will ever meet.

    Cons

    Questionable chances for advancement. I think you need to evaluate very carefully after a year. By then, the writing is on the wall. If you don't advance quickly you will be stuck.

    Low pay especially at the low end jobs. (That is lower than at comparable institutions.) Low pay is caused by he board, not managers so don't blame them!

    Advice to Management

    Some management is good, some not so good. I'm not prepared to advise management because that would need to be done on a case by case basis.


  9. "Good experience but it's not a career"

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    Current Employee - Host in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Host in Philadelphia, PA
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly coworkers, supportive management team. Overall comfortable work environment. Interesting visitors and museum content.

    Cons

    Low pay. Almost zero opportunity for advancement if you are starting at the bottom you will most likely stay there. Not big on promoting from within. High workload on the management team has left support staff virtually unsupervised, you supervisor changes by the hour at times. Often there isn't enough staffing to handle visitation.

    Advice to Management

    There appears to be a lack of solid job roles. The management team is definitely overworked. The floor staff needs more supervision and more hands on supervision from a consistent source. A more live able wage for part time staff may decrease staffing turnovers. Find a way to reward hourly employees so that they feel appreciated.


  10. "Helpful & Engaging"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pleasant staff and nurturing environment for all new hires. Each department is encourage to help and to attend the center events.

    Cons

    The National Constitution Center does have a low pay scale in comparison to other companies but it is to be expected of a non-profit. Given the small staff size there is not much opportunity for growth.


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