Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Comfortable, low pressure atmosphere but a clear expectation of competence

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Pros

The benefits package is generous and the performance expectations are fair. The Met's standards are high, and while the hiring process is competitive, the working atmosphere is notably respectful and collegial.

Cons

Generally, salaries are low compared to the salaries of similar positions in the for-profit sector. There is little room for promotion or career advancement within each department, although working at the Met (even as a volunteer) could presumably be a helpful resume boost when searching for a higher position at another institution or company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management could be more decisive in parcelling out tasks and organizing time. Many managers sometimes hoard work instead of distributing tasks among lower-level employees.

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    Very positive environment with many passionate people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Pros

    So many careers paths to take in the company. I feel that its benefit package if more then fair.

    Cons

    It is almost impossible to get a job at the Metropolitan; even entry level positions unless you know someone. Moving up in the company is just as difficult. Being one of the top museums in the world, I feel that salaries across the board should be a bit higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is directed to Human Resources. I feel that should respond to all applications submitted by current employees. I have applied to several position that I felt that I was qualified for and never received a response.

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    It feels like a high school environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Security Officer in New York, NY

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Pros

    Decent starting salary, 20s-30s
    Benefits after probationary period (4 mos)
    Celebrity sightings
    Stationed in historic galleries
    Diverse workforce
    Great supervisors
    Entitled to employee discounts at Met Store

    Cons

    High volume of crowds throughout the year
    Training is insufficient for newcomers
    Long periods of standing on your feet
    You get vacation time after a few years
    Managers can be unfriendly if you get on their bad side
    Any complaints can lead to an instant termination
    No opportunities for advancement
    Too much gossip among co-workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the training for newcomers
    Communication among co-workers needs to be improved.
    Performance reviews should be mandatory every year and conducted by the Managers
    Make an effort to resolve complaints

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