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American Museum of Natural History Reviews

Updated May 22, 2019

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Found 130 reviews

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American Museum of Natural History CEO Ellen V. Futter
Ellen V. Futter
52 Ratings
Pros
  • "It is truly an amazing and educational environment to work in(in 17 reviews)

  • "A great place to network internationally and be around world-class research and fantastic exhibits(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, no benefits for part-time staff including supervisors(in 9 reviews)

  • "Upward Mobility- They are not interested in employee retention whatsoever(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful community of colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Program Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at American Museum of Natural History full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working at AMNH is a life-changing experience and a great honor. AMNH provides an incredible network of like-minded individuals.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than comparable jobs at other similar institutions

    Advice to Management

    Reward loyalty by means of higher and more appropriate compensation for staff

    American Museum of Natural History2019-05-22
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Museum"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at American Museum of Natural History full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing science, history, and creative people, with many wonderful employees. A great place to meet a lot of people in a wide variety of rolls. A great place to network internationally and be around world-class research and fantastic exhibits.

    Cons

    Not a lot of support for career development within the museum. Positions for advancement are extremely rare.

    American Museum of Natural History2019-02-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Lab Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at American Museum of Natural History part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Wonderful facilities, staff, administration, etc

    Cons

    Public Sector pay is never great

    American Museum of Natural History2019-01-24
  4. "good place to be"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at American Museum of Natural History full-time

    Pros

    Always exciting things going on

    Cons

    benefits are limited, with they offered a better package

    American Museum of Natural History2018-12-11
  5. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at American Museum of Natural History full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and collaborative and exciting

    Cons

    Hierarchies, power dynamics, holiday days

    American Museum of Natural History2018-10-30
  6. "Museum"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at American Museum of Natural History part-time

    Pros

    It’s a relaxed job, easy once you get onto the system. Enjoyable because most members are very nice.

    Cons

    No opportunity to grow within department.

    American Museum of Natural History2018-10-08
  7. "An alright place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at American Museum of Natural History full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I had some pretty cool coworkers.

    Cons

    Management needs to get on the same page.

    American Museum of Natural History2018-08-03
  8. "Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at American Museum of Natural History full-time

    Pros

    Working at one of the foremost research museums in the US.

    Cons

    Outdated displays, especially in the cultural halls, mean the public interface isn't keeping up with the research going on behind-the-scenes.

    American Museum of Natural History2018-07-13
  9. "Margaret Mead Film Festival Internship/Volunteering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at American Museum of Natural History

    Pros

    Really cool and interesting working environment where you can familiarize yourself with a variety of tasks in a museum setting

    Cons

    It's unpaid but if you like museums or documentary films definitely try it

    American Museum of Natural History2018-04-26
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good benefits and nice place to work but low salaries and no advancement"

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    Current Employee - Research 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at American Museum of Natural History full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many health insurance options which are excellent, good time off, great perks, and a really cool place to go to work to every day.

    Cons

    Low salary, not good advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more, be open to change.

    American Museum of Natural History2018-02-21
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