Pros: healthcare, retirement, access to museum anytime
Cons: top heavy management
The Museum is a wonderful place to go each day, in respect to the building and collections. It is truly one of the most beautiful institutions in the country, if not the world. For those who appreciate beauty and the art world, it is an amazing place to come to each day. Professionally speaking, the work/life balance is good. The hours are fair and the benefits package is excellent (retirement, health). In terms of compensation, the pay is lower than comparable jobs in the marketplace. There is very little room for growth or advancement, even for those who truly excel within their positions. There are also many layers of upper management with a much smaller pool of individuals doing the majority of the work. The top heavy management causes timely delays in decision making as well as conflicting and confusing directions for subordinates.