Madison Square Garden Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. Fun Job, Little Support From Upper Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production in New York, NY

    I have been working at Madison Square Garden part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    30% off at retail stores, get to watch concerts and sporting events while working, fun and supportive colleagues

    Cons

    Upper Management is not supportive in terms of growth for younger employees, very little motivation from upper management to innovate and stay ahead of the curve, only face-value tickets offered to employees

    Advice to Management

    Focus on motivating and supporting younger talent.

  2. interesting place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Management in New York, NY

    I have been working at Madison Square Garden full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    get to learn a ton about media, sports and entertainment

    Cons

    constant turnover of leadership is a challenge

    Advice to Management

    stable management is needed

  3. Great company but don't get your hopes up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Student Associate
    Former Intern - Student Associate

    I worked at Madison Square Garden as an intern (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to add to your resume and exposure to events and different areas of the company.

    Cons

    The pay is HORRIBLE especially for students considering this is a HUGE company. Also the student program is short (a semester, two if your lucky) and don't feel there is significant amount of time to really learn your department and get comfortable before you're heading out the door.

    Advice to Management

    Please pay students better. Other internships pay better than that! Expanding the program will also be beneficial to really get more value out of students

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    Former Employee IT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Madison Square Garden full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    * Great place to learn
    * Exposure to great technology

    Cons

    *Disorganization
    *Lack of stability in organization
    *Lack of policies

  6. Helpful (1)

    Good brand, Too many VPs

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Madison Square Garden

    Pros

    It's a good brand to have on the resume. Annual raises (small, but better than nothing), education reimbursement, holiday bonus, decent vacation days. Overall good people. Departments care about the people in them.

    Cons

    Very corporate, a lot of internal politics. Very hard to get promoted, little structure within departments. A lot of top management fighting for power, leaves more work on the lower levels and more ambiguity. A lot of obstacles to get simple approvals.

    Advice to Management

    Look to improve the organizational structure to include more levels for more room to grow - increase employee moral and decrease employee turnover.

  7. Ends up being the same corporate crap.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY

    I have been working at Madison Square Garden full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company feel. It's easy to know everyone in the department. Everyone is friendly and social without being chatty. IT senior management does a good job with communicating immediately before rumors and uncertainty spread.

    Cons

    It's unstructured although they are becoming more structured. The company is going through a transition and there have been a lot of layoffs since July. They expect people to work a lot of hours, although they say you're only required 9-5.

    Advice to Management

    Be more honest with employees. Have informal quarterly reviews. There also needs to be a 360° review for management. They should also be rated.

  8. Competitive salary, too corporate, no advancement above the manager level.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Madison Square Garden

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great teams, great concerts, great umbrella of venues, good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Watch your back, growth is sideways, too corporate, long hours, no loyalty, not a family friendly atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the basics and avoid outside infuence, its a temporary distraction that could ruin segments of company.

  9. Could use some work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Madison Square Garden as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, learning potential is great

    Cons

    Pay not so great. High turn around.

    Advice to Management

    More perks please

  10. Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Madison Square Garden as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good experience working with the teams. You get involved in a lot of different things. People were friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Long hours but that is is sports. Downside was working the internship and having classes too. Don't have classes on your schedule while doing an internship here you may have a tough time with your grades.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more time to network with other employees. Sometimes the internship is so time consuming that there isn't time to really chat and get to know other full time employees.

  11. Helpful (1)

    It is what it is

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Madison Square Garden full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Close to Penn Station and easy to my desk and then to leave.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Upper management is hands off. No perks and no extra compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Great a more unified team feeling within the company.

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