Creative Services, Graphic Design Intern (Former Employee) – Salem, MA – January 31, 2018
As an intern in the graphic design department you actually get your own production schedule. You have to meet deadlines and meet with the clients to go over any specifics. Everyone I worked with was very welcoming and helpful. The hardest part of the job was probably not getting certain designs or ideas approved by the director. Having so many talented designers in the room was the most enjoyable part.
Security Staff (Former Employee) – Salem, MA – January 9, 2018
Aloof manager Supervisors who did not help who looked to find mistakes on co-workers without teaching employees but rather play "gotcha" pay sucked hours sucked policies had as much worth as paper it was printed on. Scheduling was a joke
Guest Services Representative (Current Employee) – Salem, MA – June 16, 2015
Of all the places I've worked at, they are always well organized and managed effectively. The HR department really knows what they are doing and makes sure that you are getting everything you need in terms of your rights and benefits.
Web & New Media Intern (Former Employee) – Salem, MA – May 18, 2014
I loved working at PEM. I wish I still did. I took on this unpaid internship to try and learn more about web design, and it was a bit tough for me at first, but the people I was working with were fantastic and very willing to help me out.
Guest Service Associate (Former Employee) – Salem, MA – September 13, 2013
My job included interacting with museum guests in person, on the phone and via email. I enjoyed this aspect of the job and team building with my co-workers. It was a treat to work inside this stunningly beautiful world class museum. It was a stimulating challenge to learn about the many exhibits and cultural diversity of The PEM and to share this knowledge with the guests. However the museum doesn't often promote from with in the company. They prefer to find new talent out side of the museum. I really value the work I did and time spent at The PEM.
Intern (Former Employee) – Salem, MA – May 5, 2013
Always a pleasure to come in and work with everyone on the project. The most enjoyable part of the job was meeting new personalities everyday and being able to hear their stories. Also I was picked to go to a leadership conference with another student in Anchorage, Alaska for four days and met a myriad of personalities and cultures out there.
once in a lifetime experience, brought light to a local community.
Benefits are excellent, but the compensation no where matches the cost of living, or the amount of work one is asked to produce.
Guest Services (Current Employee) – Salem, MA – October 15, 2012
There is no growth potential in the museum, and the museum has a strong tendency to hire from outside, rather than encouraging growth from within. Although the atmosphere is unique and special, where one can roam the galleries for a break from the computer screen, the management leaves much less to be desired. In addition, the museum operates more along the lines of a corporate caste system, which unfortunately dampens the morale of its workers, especially those below management.
environment, vacation time, pension, and health/dental insurance