Fernbank Museum of Natural History
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  • Company size
    51 to 200
  • Revenue
    $5M to $25M (USD)
  • Industry
    Bars & Nightclubs
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Assistant Manager in Atlanta, GA
on January 22, 2022
The people here are great to work with. But the pay is terribly low, raises are barely given, and there is no room for growth. Barely any support from upper management
Front Desk Receptionist in Atlanta, GA
on October 14, 2021
Not an ideal place to work, everything about working for this place is slow , for the front office is an utter disaster and disappointment. Rude disrespectful , and unprofessional .
Birthday Party Attendant in Atlanta, GA
on January 22, 2021
I enjoyed working at the museum, getting to be around all the exhibits and things. The work was not that hard depending on how many parties we had and how needy the families were. It's an overall good job but the pay was pretty low. All in all, I enjoyed my time there and I wouldn't mind going back if I were able to work more hours and had a higher salary.
Security Officer in Atlanta, GA
on March 19, 2020
Working at Fernbank is a great and wonderful experience. Management is great and always willing to accomodate subordinates. It is a family like atmosphere where everyone tries to assist each other in anyway possible.
Special Events Staff in Atlanta, GA
on November 14, 2019
So my experience at Fernbank isn't exactly typical. For three years, I was a member of the special events staff - wherever booze was served, we were there. Usually, you're in one of three positions - busser, barback, or bartender - and your typical shift lasts 7-9 hours (and occasionally longer, when the DJ just doesn't know how to stop). In addition to the usual Martinis & IMAX event, Fernbank hosts weddings, proms, business association meetings, corporate Christmas parties, bar mitzvas, award ceremonies, black tie galas - you name it, I've seen it. Regardless of the event, though, the routine is usually the same - set up the bars, then do whatever you've been assigned to do, then take everything down. Fridays were mandatory, but otherwise you could sign up for whatever events you could work For about the first year or so, this used to be a fun time. Some events are slow as molasses - barely 100 people in the room, an elderly crowd that can't pound drinks, or lots of long speeches. Friday nights used to be just the right mix of downtime and fast-tempo action, which meant decent tips at the end of the night. But we had a much larger staff when I first began. Once our numbers started to dwindle, those shifts were harder to fill, which meant that either a) sometimes one person would have to bus and barback, or b) those slots were filled by temps, who (save for some reliable exceptions) were uncaring, lazy, and unreasonably entitled. New temps had to be trained on the spot. No one wanted to work a night with temps. My favorite shifts were the weekend birthday parties, which happened in the daytime. Your duties are simple - cover the tables, roll in a trash can, get the family's order sheet from the kitchen, then meet the family with a cart at the entrance so you can roll their stuff up to the room. Then you go over the order, and you confirm when to bring up all the food they ordered. Then you sit and watch the room, until you bring in the food, and then afterwards you sit and watch the room some more. Depending on the family, I would also offer to help cut the cake, set up decorations, and fetch anything extra that the party needed (like a coat rack in the winter months, for instance). Usually, the parents would order way too much, and I could help myself to pizza and cake after everyone else had eaten. Good times - but only if the parents kept it simple. I saw my share of melodrama, too. All in all, if I could come back to just do kids' birthday parties, I would. Otherwise, stay away unless you apply with a friend or three.

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