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Very productive and fun place.
Intern (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCDecember 28, 2016
The Newseum was a great place to intern at. The people were very nice and easy to work with. Everyone wanted to help everyone else when they could.
I learned a lot about how certain applications work and how much some foundations pay to keep their applications up and running smoothly.
My supervisor was great. A very flexible person and a great teacher.
Hardest part about the job was the traveling, because they did not offer a travel card.
Most enjoyable part was going there to work on multiple projects at once and being able to go out for lunch with my coworkers.
Pros
Great coworkers.
Cons
no Travel expenses paid.
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Great place to work
Tour Guide (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 30, 2016
I never thought I would take such an interest in knowing more about the major events that have happened in the world. Management made it fun to work there. I loved to interact with my co-workers. Hardest part about the job is the down time when we didn't have a lot of guest. Most enjoyable is seeing the kids light up on the interactive floor.
Pros
It's right on Pennsylvania Avenue where a lot of celebrities come
Cons
The down time when there was't a lot of guest
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Great place right in the heart of DC
Admissions Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 28, 2016
The newseum is very popular for its exhibit. We received a lot of visitors and school children from different areas of the world. On occasions I've also had the pleasure to meet and/or see famous people. The newseum is an ever-changing work place that you have to roll with the punches and adapt to change. Overall the Newseum is a great place to learn as well as to work.
Pros
Hour lunches, leave, flexibility, customers feedback on experience
Cons
work schedule, advancement to move up, pay, stagnant, poor management decisions
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Very nice workplace with great management
Retail Sales Associate-Gift Shop (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 13, 2016
Atypical day at work at the Newseum during the weekday can be very busy due to school field trips. but however, I loved to work in a busy atmosphere because it left no time for me to be bored while at work. I gained even more experince as a retail sales associate as far as working with the registers and bettering my customer service.
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Great Place to Work and Learn
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCNovember 8, 2015
High-tech museum exploring journalism's past, present & future via interactive exhibits & films.

Great Customer Service
Pros
location
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Productive and fun work place. Get to meet all kind of people around the world.
Admissions Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 14, 2015
I really like working here. We have a vast amount of customers from all over the world who come to visit us. This is a very unique place from all the other museums because we are the most interactive and have cool glass hydraulic elevators. I love my staff they are unique in their own way. This is a fast-paced environment that's ever-changing.
Pros
health care, leave, meeting new people, giving great customer service, etc
Cons
open everyday
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Ensure security of premises
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCDecember 20, 2014
Create a positive customer experience by understanding and meeting service needs quickly, professionally and accurately
while Maintaining client needs privacy and security.Provide safe entry & exit for all guests and visitors. Carry out regular patrolling of the museum and its surroundings. I have learned much about discipline and patience working as a security officer. the hardest part was standing on my feet for numerous hours on solid concrete. The most enjoyable part about the job was the after hour events and possibility of meeting someone iconic and memorable.
Pros
Overtime during peak season
Cons
no stable hours or benefits
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Laid back work environment
Graphics Specialist (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCDecember 5, 2014
I've learned so much in my 10 years at the Newseum regarding broadcasting, production and interacting with celebrities.
Pros
Networking and red carpet events
Cons
job security
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Informative and fun
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCNovember 19, 2014
I worked at the Newseum as a volunteer for 2 years. I enjoyed my time there. I worked as floor greeter.
Pros
great co-workers
Cons
Position was not expanded to more than just a floor greeter.
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I was only an intern, but the environment was great.
AutoCAD Specialist (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 20, 2014
My fellow employees were very nice and I was able to be involved in a lot. I would volunteer and intern there again. It is a great environment.
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cool place to work.
Technical Operations Specialist (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCApril 25, 2014
lots of cool stuff around since it is a museum. people are very friendly and nice. salary is below average.
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Relaxed/fast-paced retail environment
Cashier (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 10, 2014
Overall solid retail job, but as any such offers very little creative/brain usage opportunity. Keep the store running and the pay will be coming, albeit at a laughable rates during off-seasons. Job security is very solid.
Pros
simple, easy, fun at times
Cons
repetitive, boring off-season, extremely routine
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Very helpful on a busy day
Event Network/Cashier (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 16, 2013
On a regular day I would help customers when I see them to help them to find what they are looking for,my boss is very cool to work with, my co-workers are cool people to work with
Pros
free sodas
Cons
short lunch breaks
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I have learned to be more patient with people
Visitor Services Representative (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 11, 2013
Not a good place to work if you do not want to stand on your feet all day.
Pros
would get lunches sometimes, when there are new executives coming in.
Cons
no health care.
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Productive work place
Associate/Contractor (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 1, 2013
Positive workplace, only problem is the hours. Really great place to work, just wish there could be more days to work, other than that, I love it here.
Pros
pay, breaks, location, positive enviornment
Cons
hours on schedule
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The Newseum
Visitor Representative (Former Employee) –  Washington , DCDecember 8, 2012
A typical day at work involved constant standing and walking
I learned alot about 9/11 and the consitutional amendments
Pros
beautiful work environment
Cons
constant standing
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