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  1. "Company is okay, but upper management in the daycare is cut-throat"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Science Center of Iowa full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Co-workers are great and bennies are good

    Cons

    The director and other upper management were a complete nightmare. Weekly staff meetings consisted of the director choosing one employee to completely tear apart. There was nothing constructive about it, it was cruel. The woman is on a power trip and has no idea how to manage people or build a team atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    As long as the head of the daycare is so lacking in people skills, good employees and astute parents will not want to be a part of this program.


  2. "Horrible place"

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    Former Employee - Imax Usher in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Imax Usher in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    I worked at Science Center of Iowa part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love to the kids work in the IMAX as an IMAX Usher kids were always happy and giving me high-fives after the movie.

    Cons

    Very dirty customers don't know how dirty the place really is.. Rude, fake employees if you want to know the truth go to another science center or the IMAX Altoona Theater with reclining seats which is much nicer

    Advice to Management

    need to hire more people disabilities and less people without disabilities people with disabilities can do more than what you think listen to people disabilities. I used to work at the science center but I will never come back due to how you treated me.


  3. "Mixed...opportunity met with low wages and increased workloads...no acknowledgement of success"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The mission of the center itself is a reward

    Cons

    Unstable choice of employer, frequent turnover of senior management

    Advice to Management

    Become financially stable to sustain the experience, and reward employees with what they deserve in compensation.


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  5. "Executive turn-over slows progress"

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

    I have been working at Science Center of Iowa full-time

    Pros

    Worthwhile providing a great service to the community.

    Cons

    The leadership turns over frequently, so direction is always changing every two or three years.