Madison Square Garden Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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Madison Square Garden CEO Tad Smith
Tad Smith
7 Ratings

Pros
  • Great people, learning potential is great (in 9 reviews)

  • Great work environment and exciting jobs (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a lot of room for growth, management is reluctant to promote sales people (in 4 reviews)

  • Watch your back, growth is sideways, too corporate, long hours, no loyalty, not a family friendly atmosphere (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Student Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great environment great people all around

    Cons

    nothing i can think of

    Advice to Management

    were all human


  2. Helpful (1)

    VP

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Centerport, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in Centerport, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Madison Square Garden (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Incredible brand, great exposure to sports, TV, media, live entertainment businesses. You will learn a lot.

    Cons

    Work life balance impossible. Constant events and unrealistic expectations. Conference calls literally during Thanksgiving dinner.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to delegate work and create an environment where people feel appreciated versus burning them out. It cost you more to re-hire then retain, in knowledge as well as expense.


  3. Work Composition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wages are suitable contingent upon that sole job.

    Cons

    Seasonal work that can often leave employees to finding alternative work.


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  5. Student Associate Review

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great company, lots of opportunity to network

    Cons

    a little slow at times


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    Former Employee - Cashier/Food Worker in Rosedale, NY
    Former Employee - Cashier/Food Worker in Rosedale, NY

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

    Pros

    They have great pay for employees

    Cons

    not very flexible with work hours/ days


  7. Good Place to Work For 1-2 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    if you end up in the right department you will work with some really great people.

    Cons

    long hours, nights, weekends, lots of politics, high turnover.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Usher

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    Current Employee - Usher in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Usher in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great management, Memorable experiences, Flexibility, Great source of income

    Cons

    Seasonal work, Not consistent, Few hours


  9. Helpful (3)

    Sports

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Madison Square Garden full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Access to some of the best talent and properties in sports. Well respected training externally; Great stepping stone to next opportunity.

    Cons

    Terrible work environment. Nobody knows what is going on or what direction the company is going, including most senior leadership. Incredible amount of employee turnover over the last 20 years. Lack of understanding of the digital. Red tape; challenge to get anything done.

    Advice to Management

    It's a cash cow for ownership, there is no reason this can't be a "Google" type work environment.


  10. Director, Marketing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Madison Square Garden full-time

    Pros

    Overall great place to work. Excellent learning experience. MSG carries a lot of weight on a resume. Marketing team smart, buttoned up and fun to work with.

    Cons

    No clear path to promotion. If you start at entry level, difficult to get promoted. Almost impossible to get promoted to VP as those positions are usually hired from outside the company.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within.


  11. Helpful (2)

    awful

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Madison Square Garden full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some ok perks that didn't last long

    Cons

    There were many: VP's and managers had no idea what was going on. Too many higher ups (EVP, SVP) Decision making was piss-poor. Very slow to advance positions. If you got stuck, you weren't going anywhere. Long hours, awful environment, low morale, terrible systems. Pretty archaic.

    Advice to Management

    Quit.



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