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Science Museum Group Reviews

Updated 26 Jun 2019

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Science Museum Group CEO Ian Blatchford
Ian Blatchford
12 Ratings
  1. "Great place to work"

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    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.

    Science Museum Group2019-06-18
  2. "Not bad"

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      Current Employee - Visitor Fundraiser 

      I have been working at Science Museum Group part-time

      Pros

      Good pay , and also good benefits

      Cons

      Very repetitive, no variety in responsibilities

      Science Museum Group2019-06-27
    • "Learning and Development Consultant"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Science Museum Group full-time

      Pros

      Learning focused Family orientated Opportunity to impact multiple sites

      Cons

      Sometimes teams would work in silos.

      Advice to Management

      Do more coaching from the top down.

      Science Museum Group2019-05-10
    • "Great as a part time job"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Science Museum Group part-time

      Pros

      Management are very relaxed, yet firm. The staff are very friendly and happy to give support.

      Cons

      Maps weren't updated when galleries were moved or closed, which meant staff had to know the museum inside and out to allow guests to get to where they wanted to go. This was an inconveniences for guests who needed to use lifts.

      Advice to Management

      Have more opportunities to work on product knowledge, so staff are better to answer visitor enquiries on the galleries. Get rid of paper maps and instead have interactive ones which can be updates whenever a gallery closes down. Charge visitors for maps like other museums in the area to deter visitors from accumulating too much wastage from discarded maps. Have staff or signage notifying visitors of broken lifts etc.

      Science Museum Group2019-05-03
    • "An interesting place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Science Museum Group full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Exciting organisation to work for, always something happening. Friendly atmosphere and a great community spirit.

      Cons

      I don't feel management value their staff enough. Seems to be a high turnover. Pay is on the low side which means talented people leave.

      Advice to Management

      Invest more in your staff.

      Science Museum Group2019-04-11
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      "Fun work :) , terrible employer :("

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Science Museum Group full-time

      Pros

      Projects are varied and interesting Colleagues are talented, friendly, passionate and hard-working Opportunities to be involved in a wide range of additional activities

      Cons

      Shamefully low pay Senior management interference in projects Lack of communication across departments Almost all departments are understaffed

      Science Museum Group2019-04-03
    • "Science Museum Group"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Science Museum Group full-time

      Pros

      An inspiring place to work with big ambitions and the opportunity to really make a difference.

      Cons

      Slow paced and sometimes lacking clear direction.

      Science Museum Group2019-02-04
    • "Mixed experience"

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      Former Employee - Explainer in London, England
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Amazing environment to work in - privilege to be around certain objects, talent and special events. There is such talent in the staff, great place to learn and use as a step to a better role somewhere else. People are very friendly and supportive - the best team I've ever worked in. Good opportunities to move roles internally.

      Cons

      Terrible management and worst salary in the sector by far. Very little appreciation of staff. There is such a high rate of turnover, people don't stay for too long before they move on to a better paid role that values them more.

      Advice to Management

      Increase salaries to be in line with the rest of the sector - it's one of the top museums in London it should pay much much better. You can't call yourself a world-class museum and expect to attract and retain world-class staff with such poor salaries - they will always go elsewhere and they currently do. Make staff feel like they are valued much more - turnover would be a lot less and significant money could be saved...

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      Science Museum Group2019-02-18
    • "good place to work"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

        I have been working at Science Museum Group part-time

        Pros

        nice company, good relaxed management style, perks- staff discounts etc and sometimes allowed to leave early/flexible hours

        Cons

        can be disorganised on admin side of things- pay isn't always correct, training isn't regulated, other issues like that

        Advice to Management

        maybe put more thought into/employ more admin staff to make sure the admin side of things are organised

        Science Museum Group2019-01-15
      • "Good perks"

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          Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I have been working at Science Museum Group part-time

          Pros

          Perks are good. Work isn't bad.

          Cons

          Equipment breaks frequently, Tessitura is archaic.

          Advice to Management

          Reduce the price of the sun.

          Science Museum Group2018-11-08
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