Science Museum Group Reviews

Updated 22 Jul 2020

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3.6
76%
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Science Museum Group Director of the Science Museum Group Ian Blatchford
Ian Blatchford
15 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, wonderful perks, fascinating job(in 6 reviews)

  • "Work pass gets you into hundreds of different museums and paid attractions around the UK(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Senior management interference in projects(in 3 reviews)

  • "This was an inconveniences for guests who needed to use lifts(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ICT Software Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Science Museum Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Training, exposure to new technologies and very good management. Work-life balance is also great.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive in general, especially in technical areas.

  2. "Not for me."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Science Museum Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice staff. Generally a nice place.

    Cons

    A little stressful, 9 members of my team left within a month. So it was challenging.


  3. "Values driven and full of passionate people"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Science Museum Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people are wonderful, everyone really believes in what they do and are passionate about making it happen. The work is mostly stimulating. The atmosphere is great and the organisation is ambitious.

    Cons

    Change is slow to happen and there is a lot of bureaucracy. Pay is good for the museum sector but doesn't compare to the private sector. Senior management can be reactive - you have to be okay with having projects suddenly radically change direction.

  4. "A fun place to work, with some nice benefits."

    4.0
    Former Employee - Event Coordinator in South Kensington, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Science Museum Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun organisation, with a great mission. South Kensington is a good location. Decent pension.

    Cons

    A bit of a beurocracy at times. Some annoying office politics sometimes.

  5. "Varied and interesting"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Press Officer 

    I worked at Science Museum Group full-time

    Pros

    Fascinating subject matter and intellectually stimulating

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, slow progression and low salary

  6. "Underpaid"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Explainer 

    I worked at Science Museum Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Really nice team, developed presentation and communication skills

    Cons

    Organisation is stagnant and resistant to change, wasn't paid London Living Wage and Senior Management would regularly get bonuses or pay rises far above inflation.

  7. "Laid back"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visitor Services Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Science Museum Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very relaxed atmosphere and friendly management

    Cons

    problems are often ignored by higher management

  8. "Interesting place to work"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Content Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Science Museum Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, wonderful perks, fascinating job.

    Cons

    Poor salary, not reflective of the work done.

  9. "Great intro into scicomm"

    3.0
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Explainer 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Science Museum Group part-time

    Pros

    Great museum to have been involved with, gives better chance for other further jobs

    Cons

    Pay is too low for London

  10. "Easy job. Dynamic"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Visitor Experience Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Science Museum Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is nice to work in a dynamic environment. We change positions very often. It just become more stressful during half terms but usually is quiet and rewarding.

    Cons

    However we expect to earn the London living wage.

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