California Academy of Sciences Employee Reviews

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Working to connect people with Science
Guest Services Attendant (Former Employee) –  CAMarch 19, 2015
Working at the California Academy of Science was both educational and allowed me chances to share it with the public. When I worked there, the Academy had just reopened to the public so there were a few bugs that need to be worked out while we were getting record attendance.
Pros
access to the resources of the academy
Cons
increased bureaucracy
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Science is where it's at!
Guest Services Associate (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CANovember 19, 2012
Work at the California Academy of Sciences was intellectually stimulating! The scientists, docents and front gate staff are all the friendliest, most professional gang you will ever encounter under one rooftop.

It is an absolute dream to work at the CAS. If you are someone with previous museum experience then consider transferring to the greenest place on Earth!
Pros
dedicated full time hours with paid holidays and benefits
Cons
not a whole lot of job security :(
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Unproductive workplace with no perks
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 24, 2012
Very disorganized company. They keep the incompentant people and they get rid of the competant. Management is the worst. Constantly Micromanaging. Management seriously dosen't know what they are doing. Miserable place for its employees, alot of backlash. Human Resources does nothing to protect its employees. The work is easy, you needn't be a rocket scientist to do the job. I would not recommend to anyone to work there. Its a joke. Don't think that just because that its the Academy of Science that it would be a great place to work at because its not.
Pros
nothing.
Cons
everything.
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Fun place to work!
Guest Services (Current Employee) –  San FranciscoJanuary 11, 2012
Operations here reflect a true collaboration of uniquely talented individuals and teams that work to maintain the organization's goals which are to educate the public about the natural world through our exhibits and programs.
It's hard work however it's always changing and on the forefront in the way they present ideas to the public.
Pros
employees are all great to work with.
Cons
as with any non profit, there are challenges with upward movement.
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Excellent
Shift Supervisor, Designate (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CASeptember 15, 2014
The Academy provides a wonderful job culture, work enviornment, and opportunity to go from within. The staff is dedicated and good work does not go unnoticed. Staff are encouraged and supported in the right ways and guided to success.
Pros
job culture, support, environment
Cons
there are none!
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A great place to work/volunteer
Volunteer (Current Employee) –  San FranciscoApril 4, 2014
I learned a lot while volunteering at the Academy. I really enjoyed the work and the people. They exceeded my expectations.
Pros
academy membership fee reductions and perks for volunteers
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A nice place to work at
Associate Director, Donor Relationship Marketing (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 28, 2014
The most enjoyable part of the job is to be working in Golden Gate Park
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