Madison Square Garden

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Madison Square Garden Reviews

Updated September 30, 2014
Updated September 30, 2014
98 Reviews
3.6
98 Reviews
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Madison Square Garden President and CEO Hank J. Ratner
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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)

  • Not a lot of room to grow, within the company (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Exciting Company in the Heart of NY

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor

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

    Pros

    - Company obtains talented personnel whom are diligent
    - A wide assortment of interesting business lines
    - Fun and exciting environment, with perks
    - Challenging and rewarding team environment
    - Very progressive, and never stagnant

    Cons

    - Not much room for growth within departments
    - Non-competitive salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Very satisfactory

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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 as a contractor

    Pros

    Pay was good. They worked very hard to accommodate any needs.

    Cons

    Large corporation, so lots of approval levels and chefs in the kitchen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The office space feels old and dingy, as do the facilities. Could be much improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Madison Square Garden

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Student Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Student Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    experience, cool shows, great staff

    Cons

    not enough free tickets to Knicks games

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up! I had a blast!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good starter job

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment and people to work with.

    Cons

    No chance to move up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Loved it.... But after a while the buzz and glamour of it all starts to wear off

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    • 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)

    Pros

    Great work environment. The people here become your family. Exciting atmosphere with the Knicks, Rangers, Liberty and all of our Entertainment venues and shows.

    Cons

    promotions / growing internally can be challenging. the pay isn't what it should be according to market. everything has to go through a million processes in order to get done.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    MSG Media is not the easiest place to work

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    People (excluding Senior Management) are very good to work with and are good at their jobs.

    The television programming is excellent.

    Cons

    Senior Leadership is incredibly lacking and unskilled in creating a company culture that is either positive or inspiring. Rage and fear are the key motivation techniques employed to drive results. I've never worked at a company where morale is lower across the board than this one.

    There is zero opportunity for growth or advancement. The company does not pay fair market value and does not invest in growing leaders from their rank and file, unless you are related to or friendly with ownership (Dolan Family.)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try offering career development opportunity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Could use some work

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people, learning potential is great

    Cons

    Pay not so great. High turn around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More perks please

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The best experience of my life

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

    I have been working at Madison Square Garden as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very exciting job, many opportunities for full time employment and growth within the company, great learning experience, fun work environment, ideal location. You're working at one of the most famous places in New York... it really doesn't get better.

    Cons

    Not well paid, HR isn't helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time-off policies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

    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.

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