Madison Square Garden

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Madison Square Garden Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
96 Reviews
3.6
96 Reviews
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Madison Square Garden President and CEO Hank J. Ratner
Hank J. Ratner
47 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 5 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.  

    Very satisfactory

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    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
  2.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 for less than a 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
  3.  

    Good starter job

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    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment and people to work with.

    Cons

    No chance to move up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    MSG Media is not the easiest place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 full-time for 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
  6.  

    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 for more than a 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
  7.  

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

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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 full-time for 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.  

    The best experience of my life

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    • 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 for less than a 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
  9.  

    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 for less than a 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.

  10.  

    Student Associate

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    • 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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Sense of community in an exciting workplace. Many networking opportunities and chances to make friends with other Student Associates (interns)

    Cons

    Pay is low but manageable. It is better than an unpaid internship. It is hard living in the city and only making 8.00 an hour less taxes but the experience is so hands on that it makes it all worth it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It is what it is

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Close to Penn Station and easy to my desk and then to leave.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Upper management is hands off. No perks and no extra compensation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great a more unified team feeling within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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