Lead Teacher (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – September 2, 2017
I loved working for the Pacific Science Center, I had awesome teammates. I wish the staff working in satellite locations received a little more support from PSC in terms of supplies, but overall was a wonderful experience.
Event Supervisor (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – August 3, 2017
Overall, this was a very fun place to work. The staff are mostly friendly and helpful, the events that are put on are fun, exciting and conform to the mission of the Science Center. The pay could be better, it is a non-profit, so salaries are expected to be a little lower, but you definitely cannot live here and live in the city on one salary, many people commute from far outside of the city, which is a big downside to working here.
Concessionaire (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – June 18, 2017
Fun and laid back work environment, excellent community of people who remain friends for years. Pay could be better, but working for a non-profit they pay what can be expected for an entry-level position. I felt good being a part of something historic and quintessentially Seattle.
Custodian (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – February 16, 2017
I loved working at Pacific science center is a great place to work at where you would meet different kind of people, cultures, ethnicity and you interacting with each with great customer service stuffing their needs.
Pacific Science Center is an AMAZING place to work.
Guest Services (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – December 16, 2015
Pacific Science Center is an AMAZING place to work.
Management: is like no other, they are helpful, encouraging, respectful, also they started off in the same position(s) as you so they know their information. Also, managers handled unruly customers without even blinking an eye. From little complaints like missing movie times to large complaints about pricing or selling out movies,etc.
A typical day at work: this may vary, depending on where you work in the science center. I worked for guest services so my job consisted of selling tickets to varies of events happening in the science center from imax movies to Traveling Exhibits ( such as pompeii), to laser shows etc.
Hardest part of the job: I would say training but once you get the hang of things it is smooth sailing for you.
Co-workers: Like everywhere else it takes some time to warm up to the new hires, but once you know everyone it's like a large family.
What I learned: If you get a chance to work there try your hardest to stay there, also keep in touch with everyone. You will definitely miss the atmosphere because the atmosphere can not be duplicated nor copied.
Laser Dome Front of House Lead (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – November 11, 2015
I enjoyed working at the Pacific Science Center because most of my co-workers were like minded in that we were a creative bunch. It was rewarding to work in a place where I could be creative as well as a place where the customers are able to learn and be creative.
flexible hours, fun, great boss
not enough hours, lack of communication between departments
Free-form volunteer (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – October 22, 2015
Free-form volunteer work which is very rewarding. No two days are alike; the center offers diverse and educational work experiences both inside and out. Performed this work while also studying WATR program.
Not Appropriate. (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – June 13, 2014
The thing that I like most about Pacific Science Center is its mission and being able to impact people on a daily basis. Unfortunately, there are little opportunities for advancement and most people who are looking to learn and grow have to look elsewhere.
The most significant thing I learned while working at Pacific Science Center is how to work with people who are different than me. The hardest part of working at Pacific Science Center is the compensation. I lived pay check to pay check and was not able to afford to save for retirement.
Able to see movies for free and access to very interesting cutting edge science.
Often seems like money drives this organization instead of its mission statement.
Productive, fast paced, great people and fun place to work
Graphic Design Internship (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 2, 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed my graphic design internship there. Everyone you come across while working there, were always ready to help with, or explain things you didn't understand, and were willing to let you try different things. It's a fun though very fast paced environment, in which you have to be ready to switch from doing something to something else at the drop of a hat.
Discovery Corp Science Interpreter (Former Employee) – Seattle wa – November 9, 2013
Every day we started with a floor meeting so we would know what going on that day/week in the museum. Then we switched positions with our coworkers according to our schedules. Moving from exhibit to exhibit was a really good way to keep the employees engaged. Sitting at one exhibit all day would have made engaging visitors in thought provoking conversation difficult. Everyone in management was fair and helpfull. The hardest part of the job was having to make sure visitors were following the rules. There were alot of specific rules for each exhibit and it was up to us to know which rules applied where. My favorite part of the job was that we had to come up with out own way to engage visitors. The best way was to go home and research the exhibits subject and figure out how to link the new facts with the facts already on display.
Great place to work, great co-workers, room for growth in lower employee relationships
Guest Services Representative (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – November 19, 2012
I worked at PacSci for just under two years in G.S. I really enjoyed the people that I worked with, and the benefits surrounding the films and exhibits. Hours were always dependent on the season, so during the holidays and summers, there were plenty of hours to go around, the rest of the year hours came at a premium. They always keep you below full time status to prevent you from getting medical benefits, which always says a lot about how much a company really cares about you. It was a good stop gap job that provided a lot of cheap dates for my wife an I.
free movies, free museum admission, great people
fluctuating hours, dealing with difficult people, management could be better