Depending on what department you work in, you'll either have a wonderful time or a terrible time. Choose wisely.
Guest Services Representative --> Archives Intern (Former Employee) – Logan, UT – October 12, 2018
I'll be honest, I chose a terrible department to start my work with the University: Event Services. I was a Guest Services Representative, and after the two month "trial period", they let me go with no explanation, even when I asked for one so I could improve myself. Management in that job was standoffish. I had the impression that everything was going well, and then I was let go.
However, now, working with both the Museum of Anthropology and the USU Special Collections and Archives, I can say with certainty that my experience has been completely different. Management is blunt, and they tell you when you need to improve. They don't micromanage, but they tell you how your work looks from their perspective, so you change it accordingly. You have free reign to do as you please as long as it meets the expectations of the museum and/or archives.
Great management, wonderful coworkers, engaging work, many opportunities for growth and research.
No pay, low job security