Natural History Museum (UK) Reviews

Updated Sep 22, 2021

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Natural History Museum (UK) Museum Director Sir Michael Dixon
Sir Michael Dixon
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Unique opportunities to work with historical collections(in 10 reviews)

  • "The people were friendly, able to walk around the museum during lunch breaks which was always interesting(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "It can get busy in the museum itself but there was nothing in particular about the role that was bad(in 9 reviews)

  • "Long hours on your feet, often outside for most of the day in the cold(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Best place to work

      Jul 29, 2021 - Visitors Assistant 
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      Pros

      Amazing manager, great team, lovely environment to work in. Always something new to experiance each day.

      Cons

      The cons I would say here are that I wish I could still be working there, however I was studying and working and once I graduated I went in to other avenues

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good work experience

      Sep 22, 2021 - Visitor Assistant 
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      Pros

      Good place where to work, good salary, good management

      Cons

      Long hours but nothing else bad

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

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      Aug 23, 2021 - Inside Sales Department 
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      Pros

      Beautiful collection. Great working team

      Cons

      Very low salary. Long shifts

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great insitution but, failing on diversity, budgets and bureaucracy

      Aug 8, 2021 - Retail Assistant in London, England
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      Pros

      Great institution to work in, lots of history, interesting people, free exhibitions around London. Hard work -day goes quickly. Good training programmes. Beautiful building and exhibits to explore, with history at every turn - a world changing mission.

      Cons

      low compensation, high stress environment, under-staffed due to budgets below industry standards eaten up by past mistakes on allocation, a large chunk of all time spent on bureaucractic systems, somewhat distant managers and office staff separated from floor operations and our day-to-day. Floor management highly stressed and overworked, despite smiling through constant bombardment of issues. Problematic and outdated tech constantly failing, mythical job progression if in customer-facing roles. Glaring lack of diversity the higher in the payscale -only the bottom rungs of cleaners and security have any obvious diversity (read: non-White minorities) anywhere near in line with London's demographics. Unheard of in management positions outside those depts, very low in the permanent, general office population or science depts.

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Don't work here

      Jul 19, 2021 - Visitor Assistant 
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      Pros

      It's a beautiful location to work at.

      Cons

      Manager are bullies and the working culture there is toxic.

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice and fun

      May 24, 2021 - Retail Assistant in London, England
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      Pros

      Fun and nice environment, lots of new and different merchandise to care about and nice colleagues

      Cons

      Don’t really have anything to say on this

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great work-life balance and good learning and development opportunities

      May 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good benefits and work life balance Good learning and development opportunities Staff are nice and passionate about what they do Support staff wellbeing

      Cons

      Change is slow there can be resistance A lot of hierarchy and bureaucracy although this is getting better

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      NHM

      May 10, 2021 - Art Technician in London, England
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      Pros

      colleagues, duties, atmosphere, interactions, interesting

      Cons

      none except long hours maybe

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee

      OK

      May 13, 2021 - Product Manager in London, England
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      Pros

      Working for a brilliant institution

      Cons

      N/a - don’t have five words sorry Glassdoor

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Sales assistant

      Apr 7, 2021 - Sales Assistant in London, England
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      Pros

      Working in a very busy environment

      Cons

      Works in a fun environment and learn a lot of history.

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