Great cause, horrible place to work
Development (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – June 1, 2017
Management is abrasive, more concerned with protecting their own positions. Very limited opportunities for career advancement and training, especially if you're female. A lot of the people here have been in the same jobs and in the same roles for 10+ years and are stuck in outdated way of doing things. Unfortunately the management is not open to new ideas so your skills will languish here.
The Development department is aggressively competitive and more interested in achieving fundraising goals than in establishing meaningful relationships with their supporters. Everyone is constantly throwing others under the bus, getting into fights during meetings, etc. There tends to be a regular turnover of staff as the culture creates a lot of unnecessary stress. The Museum is also seriously understaffed so it's not uncommon to work well over 40 hours a week without compensation or acknowledgement. You will also be replying to emails and taking phone calls from management at all hours of the day and on the weekends. Most people I know are trying to leave the Museum for better opportunities and pay. It's not a happy place to work.
Great cause, meaningful mission
Limited career advancement and mentorship opportunities