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    The Met as a whole is good at prioritizing issues between the security department and the various art departments.

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Security Officer in New York, NY

    I worked at The Met full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I learned so much about art history working in security here! Another pro is that you can get out of it what you want- most of my co-workers in security could balance their lives as working artists and musicians while working here part time. Also- the benefits are excellent, and salary raises do happen every two years. Lots of overtime available. And, it's pretty darn easy to tell people to not touch paintings, and stand around.

    Cons

    It has a horrible salary to start, if you're in security. Not enough to live in NYC or the surrounding boroughs unless you want to live in an attic in a weird part of town. Your supervisors (if in security) are not very supportive when you actually do your job. You can't take things personally, because really, it is just handling conflicts and passing it to someone higher up. Also, you can ruin your feet working this job, for real. I had pinched nerves in the balls of my feet almost immediately. Use the free podiatry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I believe that in the security department you could hire supervisors that are decent people.

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Website www.metmuseum.org
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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You won't find too much about a certain New York baseball team at this Met. One of the world's premier cultural institutions, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (also known as "the Met") acquires and exhibits artwork from around the world. Its collection of more than 2 million pieces ranges from the prehistoric era to the present day. In addition to hosting exhibits, the Met loans artwork to other museums, publishes books and catalogs, and develops educational programs. It also displays art online. The City of New York owns the museum's 2 million-sq.-ft. complex, which is... More

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