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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (2)
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    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
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    3.33
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
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    Good (0)
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    Satisfactory (0)
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Reviews for Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum

Reviews - What employees say

3.33 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 25.Jul 2018
  • Employee

Suggestions for improvement

  • New management. No one can make a decision at all anymore

What I like about the company

I love working with the kids and have made friends

What I dislike about the company

Culture is very rocky in light of a recent merge

Company Culture
3.00
Support from management
2.00
Teamwork
2.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
4.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
4.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
5.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00
  • Company
    Ann Arbor Hands on museum
  • City
    Ann Arbor
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Current employee
  • Position
    Employee

Support from management

Sometimes good at listening but slow to act if at all.

Teamwork

Teamwork between people on the same ladder rung is great but overall teamwork rarely exists between uppers and lowers although claiming we are all colleagues.

Freedom to work independently

Depends on your position but micromanagement from leadership/management is high.

Internal Communication

Communication is strong from leadership to leadership and from worker to worker but lacking from leadership to worker.

Attitude towards older colleagues

Younger staff feels older staff treats them as children. Leadership, not management, is what is required.

Career Development

Directors/managers are a legacy solid wall. Anyone underneath is like a dam ready to break.

Overall compensation for your work

It's an organization that doesn't run like a money making business and this is reflected in a low paycheck.

Office / Work Environment

Moral is low and many are leaving/have left (2016-2018).

Environmental Friendliness

Staff treat visitors wonderfully despite what goes on behind the scenes.

Work-Life Balance

It's a big place with a small staff so you do a lot and frequently get sick. Management is usually good about letting you recuperate but you still have a job to do - and usually in more than one area so you may be home recuperating but still working.

Company Image

Overall image from outsiders perspective is that it is a fun great place for children to learn. What goes on behind closed doors is kept separate from harming the visitor experience.

Job Security

Once you are in it is very hard to be fired unless you just don't show up to work or are constantly late.

Handicapped Accessibility

Accessibility is decent but elevators are very very very very slow.

Challenging Work

Lots of repetition for the majority of the departments equals stagnation.

Inclusive / Diverse

Ann Arbor is a very white educated area so usually applicants are of the same. This isn't to say that the museum isn't open to diversity or inclusion if you can excel at your job.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Let everyone go and rebuild completely or allow the people that are left the opportunity not only to speak up but allow them to take action and put things into place to fix things. Although there is a group in place (2017-2018) called "the way-forward committee" there is still oversight and control based with management/directors over others on the committee.

What I like about the company

Full time employees can get health, dental, and the option to participate in a TIAA-CREF for retirement. For a minimal fee added to your paycheck you can get subsidized parking in a nearby parking lot. You get a discount at the museum's store.

What I dislike about the company

There is a lack of leadership. There is a management/director superiority attitude which causes others to talk down to anyone below or across departments including the recently merged organization.

Support from management
3.00
Teamwork
3.00
Freedom to work independently
3.00
Internal Communication
1.00
Gender Equality
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
2.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
2.00
Environmental Friendliness
5.00
Work-Life Balance
4.00
Company Image
5.00
Job Security
5.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
3.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

Healthcare (including vision and dental) is offered
  • Company
    Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
  • City
    Ann Arbor
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former employee
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

Employee discounts is offered

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Review averages

  • 2 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (2)
    100%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    3.33
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum
3.34
2 reviews

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