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The Works Museum Reviews

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  1. "Mission- and kid-oriented hands-on museum"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Camp Teacher in Robbinsdale, MN
    Current Employee - Engineering Camp Teacher in Robbinsdale, MN
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Works Museum (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The Works is very mission oriented, with great people who want to help kids explore engineering. The curriculum is very hands-on, with great projects to work with.

    Cons

    The flexibility allowed teachers sometimes meant not very much guidance was available to learn about new curriculum. Those in charge of managing/stocking materials have let the store rooms get disorganized to the point of chaos. Pay is low, with little chance for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the training of teachers to include more robust curriculum guides, as well as instituting procedures for organizing and using materials.


  2. "Ups and Downs"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Enjoyable work providing an excellent service to the community. The hours go by fast because you are busy and doing enjoyable work with fun people. Working with kids, teachers, and general public makes every day different.

    Cons

    No opportunities for advancement; upper management is sheltered and doesn't know what is going on; lots of schedule and plan changes.

    Advice to Management

    Consider honestly listening to the teachers. There seems to be a lot of "us vs them" going on.

  3. "Not bad for the industry"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Socially responsible company.
    No late nights.
    Overall company culture is decent, and the product served is excellent.
    Good benefit package.

    Cons

    While no late nights, some very early mornings.
    Advancement opportunities limited.
    Very little operational support.
    No real training program to speak of, as a new manager there is much you just need to figure out.
    Work life balance can be a challenger, with long hours and weekends and holidays required (this is pretty much the industry norm).
    Senior management can at times undermines store level managers.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in a real training program, set up new managers for success.
    Invest in professional development for existing managers.
    Work through your store managers, not around them.


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