Positive and meaningful work culture
Coordinator Assistant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – March 4, 2019
My work experience at The Field Museum was meaningful and fulfilling. Meaningful because everyone at mostly every level cares deeply about their individual roles while also collectively driven by the Museum's common mission to "fuel a journey of discovery, enabling solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture." I did not experience this as well in other museums I've worked in. Also unlike other museums, collaboration was organic and enjoyable. From building relationships and partnerships with scientists bridging their research with public education in new and exciting ways, I found it easy to collaborate with other staff. The museum made great strides to build an inclusive and healthy work environment starting with an progressive HR department that is starting to recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion. The director is one of the best museum directors that cares deeply about climate and culture. I especially enjoyed that he opened his office for open group conversations with any staff in the museum. I'm grateful to the many experiences where I've grown personally and professionally. There were many opportunities for staff to participate in lectures, research presentations, and social opportunities with and among staff. The museum would do itself better if it can provide better compensation and benefits to its employees through salaries that match the industry. This sadly I think may affect some of the turnover that occurs more than it should. Otherwise, overall a happy and meaningful place to work that has worldwide respect.
Climate and culture with meaningful mission
better compensation and benefits