Madison Square Garden

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Madison Square Garden Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
112 Reviews
3.5
112 Reviews
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Madison Square Garden President and CEO Hank J. Ratner
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52 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people - everyone is very passionate about their job (in 9 reviews)

  • Great environment to learn about sports and entertainment (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours but that is is sports (in 6 reviews)

  • Low pay - need to bump the pay rate (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Not the most educating internship

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Associate
    Former Employee - Student Associate

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

    Pros

    Great perks in certain departments
    Friendly environment

    Cons

    Some office gossip
    Mostly administrative tasks, copying/filing
    Full-time entry level staff overworked and underpaid
    Disconnect between management and subordinates, lack of communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing and promoting existing employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Concepted and created posters for sale on studio website.

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Madison Square Garden as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Much room for exploration and freedom of design.

    Cons

    The commute was time consuming and the studio was in Terry's house.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider hiring employees who aren't just code savvy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Madison Square Garden

    Current Employee - Student Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Student Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Madison Square Garden

    Pros

    You get to meet many exciting people. The company has everything not only sports driven activities so you'll always have something to look forward to.

    Cons

    After a while you can be bored. The position is not called internship because it's more hands on but after a while you're doing things supervisors don't want to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be great to have all associates help out on games.

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  5.  

    Amazing Experience !

    • 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 part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing Team ! Work Hard, Play Hard !

    Cons

    No problems ! More Hours Please !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great experience ! More Hours Please !

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  7.  

    Overall, positive experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Madison Square Garden

    Pros

    Getting to meet diverse people from all over the world. Knicks and Ranger games.

    Cons

    Late night working. No breaks. No room for advancement within the company.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Loved

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

    I worked at Madison Square Garden

    Pros

    Great perks
    Great people
    Wonderful work environment. You can talk sports and music all day because it is part of the business

    Cons

    Big company and internationally known so at times it is hard to get a promotion or permanent job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome Company-- Great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in New York, NY

    I worked at Madison Square Garden part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Professional sports team, great atmosphere, international recognition. There is plenty of exposure to executives, and a great chance you can "put your name out there"

    Cons

    work-life difficulties, "good old boys club." Other than that, there is not much to complain about. The Human Resources department is a nightmare however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Lack lustered experience. Can be very biased... Unstructured management. No one seems to know what's going on

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

    I have been working at Madison Square Garden part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The ability to work with some amazing people. You won't care for the work or management but you'll definitely enjoy your coworkers and some of the guest

    Cons

    Clueless management. Seriously they have no clue how to speak to employees or even plan and execute new policies properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should start a mentorship program to help promote from within. Also communication amongst department must improve. Be pragmatic!! Plan ahead of time!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Madison Square Garden

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, best internship

    Cons

    not really, very good experience

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