Challenging workplace with ups and downs, mediocre pay with great benefits, low growth potential
Pros: meaningful work, great benefits for full-time exempt employees, opportunity to be a part of large projects
Cons: crowded office spaces, inter-department bickering, lower than industry ave. pay, limited growth
Most days were about eight hours, but some projects would require long nights and weekends. Most days had one or two meetings.
Different departments have very different environments. Some are bright, some are dank. Some are loud with office chatter, while some barely talk to each other. It really depends on the department.
Co-workers run the gamut, but as an institution it is relatively diverse. A handful of people have been there for decades, but most are within the five year range.
The hardest part was working in an environment that struggles with collaboration between individuals and departments. It often impacted morale and productivity.
The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to be make significant contributions to large projects and all of the fun that is part of a science museum and most co-workers were a joy to be around.