Madison Square Garden Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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Madison Square Garden CEO Tad Smith
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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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  1. Fun experience with great people.

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    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY

    I have been working at Madison Square Garden

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting environment. The people there are very friendly and are helpful with new employees. Working in professional entertainment is a great start for young employees.

    Cons

    Sometimes have to work weekend long hours. Schedule is different every week so it is tough to get on the same schedule.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing. Madison square garden is a great company to work for and I had a blast. Maybe increase pay a little bit.

  2. Fun Job, Little Support From Upper Management

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    Current Employee - Production in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production in New York, NY

    I have been working at Madison Square Garden part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    30% off at retail stores, get to watch concerts and sporting events while working, fun and supportive colleagues

    Cons

    Upper Management is not supportive in terms of growth for younger employees, very little motivation from upper management to innovate and stay ahead of the curve, only face-value tickets offered to employees

    Advice to Management

    Focus on motivating and supporting younger talent.

  3. Bartender

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Madison Square Garden

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    convenient central location easy travel

    Cons

    disorganized unprofessional ghetto poor communication red tape

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    Group Sales Specialist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Madison Square Garden

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good experience, good commission and management

    Cons

    Long hours but that is typical in sports

  6. interesting place to work

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    Current Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Management in New York, NY

    I have been working at Madison Square Garden full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    get to learn a ton about media, sports and entertainment

    Cons

    constant turnover of leadership is a challenge

    Advice to Management

    stable management is needed

  7. Great atmosphere and great place to gain experience.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Madison Square Garden

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working with nationally/globally recognized brands
    great experience
    great connections

    Cons

    high turnover rate, lots of very qualified people left the company

  8. Helpful (2)

    Great company to work for!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Madison Square Garden

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The energy in the building is always at a high level! Every night is a different night with a different event taking place. Such a fun working environment to be a part of.

    Cons

    I have no complaints about the company its a great company to work for.

  9. Awful Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Madison Square Garden

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Physically a cool place to go to work

    Cons

    The family who runs all of Madison Square Garden is corrupt and does whats best for them, not for everyone else

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the current family.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Internship

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great exposure, real world work tasks, direct involvement in the department

    Cons

    minimal compensation ($30/day), long hours for intern standards (up to 40/50 a week not counting event days). Difficult to stick with the company after internship ends due to sheer volume of interns.

    Advice to Management

    Making contacts and getting a big company on your resume are great starts, especially for interns. Helping to provide a better potential path for career placement, be it at MSG or elsewhere, would be a huge help to interns on their way out.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great company. really enjoyed my time there

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Madison Square Garden

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot there. Very structured program that everyone enjoyed. Had a great working environment.

    Cons

    There were not a lot of cons but the biggest one was the low salary. Could have raised pay to attract more possible employees.

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