Museum of London Employee Reviews

Showing all 15 reviews
Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Interesting work
Key contributor (Former Employee) –  London19 July 2018
This was a friendly and at times interesting work place. It often meant filming antiquities and being surrounded by rare and precious objects. All staff very freindly.
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Occasionally strange working hours
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Work experience
Work Experience Placement (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London8 June 2018
just work experience for one week
learnt many different roles, including filing and organisation as well as roles that were more to do with archeology .
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
A really warm and welcoming environment
Communications Volunteer (Former Employee) –  London7 March 2018
Working at the Museum of London was fantastic, whilst working there I had the opportunity to see a really varied and diverse range of what was involved in working in communications. The workplace is very encouraging and helpful and I learned about new systems used by the Communications department such as spektrix and dot mailer.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 1Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Enjoyable
Volunteer (Former Employee) –  London14 January 2018
Really good place to volunteer as everyone who works there is so kind and friendly, all very easy to get along with in an enjoyable environment. Very interesting museum.
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 1Report
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Front of house staff - AVOID
Host (Current Employee) –  London4 August 2017
Extremely negative work culture. Front of house staff are tangibly isolated from the rest of the museum staff structure with little regard or respect for the role institutionally.

Surpassing expectations in the role often only results in an increased workload rather than an incentive/reward. The majority of the management hierarchy seem to have little interest in staff development or internal advancement. In spite of being required to develop a specialist knowledge of many aspects of the collection, when it comes to audience engagement this specialisation is rarely acknowledged internally with preference consistently given to other departments or external facilitators.
Was this review helpful?Yes 14No 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
lovely place to work
Finance Officer - Purchase Ledger (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London19 June 2017
Staff are wonderful and helpful. Enjoyed my time at the company.
The team made me feel welcome and included which is not always the case when you are a temp.
Was this review helpful?Yes 3No 2Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive and rewarding
PR and Marketing Assistant (internship) (Current Employee) –  London29 January 2017
A great learning experience and everyone is fantastic to work with. The company always willing to help and give great support and structure to your life.
Pros
Learning experience
Cons
Travel
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 2Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Varied workplace
Hist and Duty Manager (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London22 January 2017
A varied and enjoyable place to work. However, there is little communication between departments and no respect between departments. Management is poor, the directorate are barely visible to those lower down the hierarchy and projects are carried out at the whim of the director and what is fashionable at the time rather than what is in the best interests of the museum and its collections.
Pros
Free access to other museums and their exhibitions with work pass
Cons
Little chance of career progression
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 1Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive, fun workplace
Allround hostess (Current Employee) –  London8 December 2016
Nice and kind people working at the museum. Had a fun time being there. I would recommend visiting this museum at least once in a lifetime.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 3Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Learn and earn
Visitors host (Current Employee) –  London1 December 2016
Good to learn but dead end job good team work very helpful people and nice atmosphere. Good contact with public but even with a degree not many ways of development.
Pros
Good to learn
Cons
Dead end job
Was this review helpful?Yes 3NoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
History of London in one place
Visitor Services Host (Current Employee) –  London, ENG22 February 2015
A typical day starts at 9.30am when you attended a briefing with your wonderful pink shirted colleagues then you take your positions according to the rota (front desk, gallery, foyer) at 10am the doors open to the public. Meeting, greeting, selling tickets for paid exhibitions or the highlight guide, signing in visitors for meetings with heads of department, conducting gallery tours or object in focus talks either way every moment of the day is spent engaging with the visitors sharing the history of London from pre -history to modern day till 6pm when the museum closes - unless there is an evening event like a lecture or corporate lunch/party where hosts are required in order of health and safety.

From my employment at Museum of London I have learnt more than I ever did at school because I have got the chance to learn about the artefacts up close using the archives and speaking to other departments. Fellow colleagues (and you could not ask for a nicer friendly team) are always on hand to pass on their knowledge especially if they have studied a certain area to degree level.

Every day there is a Duty Manager who is always on the radio or telephone if you should need them also available on radio and regular walk through are the friendly, supportive and amazing security team

The Museum of London is unique in that all the hosts are proactive there is no one sitting down in the galleries like there are at other London museums, you are on your feet from start to finish apart from your break times but if you love history, London and speaking to people then you do not notice
  more... the time you spend standing or walking around. The Museum has a high number of school groups visiting which can be slightly hard if the school/learning volunteers are absent but the groups are easily managed and it just requires a little bit of tack and diplomacy to ensure that visitors and school groups are all happy with arrangments  less
Pros
All hot drinks are £1 in the Museum cafe
Cons
Cross site working at Docklands Museum and line manager not always available
Was this review helpful?Yes 9No 2Report
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
fun work place
volunteer (Former Employee) –  London, ENG4 August 2014
friendly co- worker's, develop existing skills, good training provided
Pros
flexible hours, room for development
Cons
not enough participants for some group activities
Was this review helpful?Yes 3NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
The only musuem to tell the story of the social history of London
Trusts and Foundations Officer (Former Employee) –  London, ENG30 July 2013
A passionate workforce inspired by both the permanent and temporary exhibitions. Fascinating culture demonstrating the marriage between the intellectual museum curators and the commercial sway of the fundraisers. Largest bone collection in Europe! Challenges included government restrictions on funding; free museum entry; footfall versus funds raised
Was this review helpful?Yes 4No 1Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great place to work
Archaeological Collections Officer (Former Employee) –  London, ENG22 July 2013
Work here is always varied, both within your own role and liaising with departments that cover a huge spectrum of activities and skills (technicians, marketing, fundraising, curators...).
The Museum is first class, employees care and are motivated.
Nowhere's perfect but I spent a very happy time working for this organisation.
Was this review helpful?Yes 6No 1Report
Claim this company page

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at Museum of London. Our community is ready to answer.

Ask a Question

Overall rating

4.0
Based on 15 reviews
56
45
33
20
11

Ratings by category

4.2Work/Life Balance
3.8Salary/Benefits
3.0Job Security/Advancement
3.4Management
4.1Culture

Museum of London Reviews by Location