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  • "And you will meet so many great people (tourist) from all over the world.(in 59 reviews)
  • "Federal government benefits are excellent for the federal positions and trust positions have good benefits as well.(in 30 reviews)
  • "Everyone in the organization is helpful and they help out whenever there is a problem.(in 17 reviews)
  • "Great coworkers and behind the scenes access to museum collections(in 14 reviews)
  • "Great work environment.(in 12 reviews)
  • "Pay is low but definitely no lower than industry standards.(in 25 reviews)
  • "Poor management(in 15 reviews)
  • "Unpaid internship where I was doing some of the same work that paid employees were doing.(in 11 reviews)
  • "Low salary for DC metropolitan area(in 10 reviews)
  • "Depends on the institution but bad leadership can really tank the experience(in 8 reviews)

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Updated Sep 15, 2023

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    1. 4.0
      Mar 28, 2018
      Anonymous Employee
      Current Employee
      CEO Approval
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      Autonomy in my working environment, great resources and reputation


      Not many benefits, no W-2 forms so taxes are a mess, a lot of bureaucracy and red tape

      1. 5.0
        Apr 3, 2023
        Database Administrator
        Former Intern, less than 1 year
        Seattle, WA
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        fast paced engaging great culture


        low pay too much red tape

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