Pros: zebra jumping spiders hang out and watch you work, well educated, friendly, enthusiastic people in the department with a wealth of information to share, flexible hours, good pay and benefits, office puppies
Cons: dependent on research grants to fuel program
I wish I had more time to work here before I had to go to graduate school. I've never learned more skills working anywhere else.
In a pretty short period of time, I learned a ton about GIS, database management, entomology, biology, research, grant writing, and museum collection management.
While I was here,we were working on a project to database thousands – more... of our museum specimens to make the info available to anyone doing research online. It involved lots of patience, steady hands, and an amazing eye for detail. I can't decide if the best part of working here was all the new things I learned or the great people I worked with. :)
This may very well be my favorite place to have worked.
If the FBI ask if you'd rather play chess or catch butterflies, this place will give you significant bias towards the latter. – less