Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Interactive Science Museum
  • Year established:
    2001
  • UK locations:
    West Midlands

About Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum


What is it like to work for Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
Staff members feel that they are looked after at Thinktank, with opportunities for career progression and personal development readily available. Support and advice is always on offer so that individuals can attain new skills and progress their career. As Thinktank is always developing new programmes, exhibits and improving accessibility to science, so the staff are encouraged to develop personally and professionally within a forward thinking environment.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
The company have a short hour’s culture and try to ensure people don't work longer than their contracted hours. They encourage good communication, so that issues don't grow out of control. If people wish to leave, they help them with applications and interview techniques. They also won the medium-sized business category for the Birmingham Best Business Awards in Work Life Balance last year, which showed their marked improvement in this area. They are also open to flexible working ideas amongst all staff, not just working parents. Unpaid leave can be popular for extra holidays and having the flexibility to work at weekends and bank holidays for time off in lieu is popular. In addition to this, they supply fair-trade tea and coffee all day and staff can watch a film or a planetarium show at lunchtime, ensuring they get a proper break from work.
My Company
My Company
Thinktank have an annual staff recognition ceremony, which is a bit of fun with a serious message. Through anonymous peer nominations, all members of staff are recognised in some way for something they personally bring to the organisation. The ceremony is generally held around Christmas, with a gift for all staff too. They hold staff briefings every month where all staff members are invited and each department updates the rest of the company on what they're doing.Iin addition to this, employees are encouraged not to let issues fester and to speak to someone within the company early on, such as their line manager or the HR department, so that the issue can be dealt with quickly.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    10% of staff undertake charitable activities during business hours

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff Turnover:

    10%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    12%

  • Average Age:

    34

  • Male : Female:

    45% / 55%

  • Number of Staff:

    80

  • Staff:

    80

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