Crew Trainer (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – June 24, 2014
A fun place to work and just an overall great experience. It could offer more compensation to it's employees, management could help make it a better place to work, and it needs some major upkeep. Overall, a great place. I wouldn't trade my experiences here for anything
Crew trainer (Current Employee) – Huntsville AL – September 11, 2015
This job started out fine. Long hours of training, but it was like being back in college instead of working. Then after training if they like you, you start getting teams. Now sometimes the kids are amazing and you have a great week, and sometimes the kids are terrible and your week is awful. When you do have bad kids management doesn't help. They say they are there for you, but they aren't. It is a constant problem here. They work you to death as well. So a typical 8 hour day can easily turn into a 16 hour day or longer. If you plan on working here in the summer don't plan anything else that summer. You won't have time. If you are looking for just a summer job and you don't care about super long days and don't really care about how the company treats it's employees, then this job will probably be okay. If you are looking for a career, then this place is not for you.
Can sometimes meet great kids
No breaks, no support from management, no benefits, temporary job, long hours with no breaks
Operations management (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – August 30, 2015
This could be the job of a lifetime if the place wasn't screwed up by upper management. Most VP's and CEO are looking to make their name better and not the company as a whole and will take every opportunity to sell someone down the down river. If it wasn't for the constant battle of watching your back the job would actually be fun. You do get to meet all kinds of different people.
Fun workplace and meet many people from around the world
Space Camp Counselor (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – April 15, 2014
There are many areas you could work here, such as missions, or you could lead a team all week. Management is pretty good, there are a few that are difficult to work with. Hardest part of this job is the constant changing that can happen in a team's schedule.
free lunch, meet great people and staff, enjoyable work schedules
no benefits, layoff one week a year, may be scheduled to work 15 hr day
Sales (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – September 25, 2013
When you first start working at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, you feel like you are about to change the world, but the truth is, the company is poorly run. Obviously, any position you get will require that you go beyond the job description, which is not a position; however, on numerous occasions, employees are shuffled from department to department into positions that they are not even interested it. The reason this happens is if you are not performing in the manner that a director, manager, or the CEO prefers, instead of talking to you about those issues, they will move you into an area of less significance. It seems almost a passive-aggressive way of making you leave without having to fire you. There is almost no opportunity to advance and pay raises are out of the question. I do not recommend working at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center; you will find yourself trapped, overworked, and under-appreciated.
Educational Programs Representative (Current Employee) – Huntsville, AL – May 23, 2012
Fun environment. Dedicated staff. Inspiring work.
Travel across the country promoting the Space Camp and Aviation Challenge programs offered at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center, attending trade shows, conferences, expos, fairs, festivals and outreaches to schools.
Utilize social media to promote the brands and keep customers and alumni up to date with promotions, upcoming events, and daily activities.
Design and implement updated web content and brochure information for Space Camp.
Speak to families and other attendees about return trips to the museum or any of our overnight programs.
Book trainees to attend week long programs.
Increased sales by 12% in 2011 and 10% continued growth in 2012.
Fun Working Environment; Fast-paced; Advancement opportunities
Crew Trainer Level 3 (Former Employee) – Huntsville, AL – February 25, 2012
USSRC is an excellent place to work! Very fast-paced job; however, training is extensive and they will make sure you KNOW all information before instructing campers. Plenty of opportunites for advancment.