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  • "And you will meet so many great people (tourist) from all over the world.(in 58 reviews)
  • "Federal government benefits are excellent for the federal positions and trust positions have good benefits as well.(in 32 reviews)
  • "Amazing opportunities to work on global projects and collaborate with internationally celebrated artists and scholars.(in 15 reviews)
  • "Great Staff (non(in 15 reviews)
  • "Great coworkers and behind the scenes access to museum collections(in 14 reviews)
  • "Pay is low but definitely no lower than industry standards.(in 24 reviews)
  • "Poor management(in 14 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. 3.0
      Oct 4, 2019
      Retail Associate
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      Coworkers are friendly and well-rounded Cool environment to work in Given commuter stipend


      Minimum wage Management is disorganized and unprofessional (sexist and racist behavior as well) in addition to being two-faced Nepotism Scheduling is a mess. Shifts will be changed day before. During shifts they will try to send people home early.

      1. 5.0
        Jul 15, 2020
        Greenhouse and Interior Plant Production
        Former Intern, less than 1 year
        Tampa, FL
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        - Positive employees - Great work environment - State of the art equipment - Hands on experience


        There are none that I can think of.

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