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Updated Jul 26, 2014

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3.3 86 reviews

77% Approve of the CEO

Madison Square Garden President and CEO Hank J. Ratner

Hank J. Ratner

(43 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people - everyone is very passionate about their job(in 8 reviews)

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


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

  • long hours, sometimes didn't have much to do so sat idely(in 4 reviews)

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    Student Associate

    Student Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

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

    ConsPay 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great second job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood place to work if it is your second job. Family like atmosphere.

    ConsNot many opportunities for advancement

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    Young talent need not apply

    Marketing (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLooks good on resume, Sports lovers dream.

    ConsConservative "If it ain't broke don't fix it" attitude. Poor compensation. Growth is unusual and is rarely achievement based. People just fall into higher roles because they know people and/or have been there for ages. Student associates have little opportunity for employment after internship. Lots of inexperienced management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to new talent; they might actually bring the business into the 21st century.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great People, but hard work

    Intern (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsYou can easily access the people that will help you career-wise.

    ConsEmployees are sometimes under appreciated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to start a career after college. Then go elsewhere.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGood benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Vacation/Sick time, 401K.

    ConsLow salary, employees are under-appreciated and disrespected. No room for advancement in most departments. Easy to get "stuck"

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay employees market value for their position. Take what employees say seriously and use that information to better the company and make processes more efficient. Show employees they are valuable and not pawns.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fresh out of high school workers, immature and rude supervisors

    Food Worker/Cashier (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPositive guests, tips, discounts, starting pay

    ConsCo-workers, supervisors, favoritism when distributing hours and work posts, lack of honesty, lack of maturity

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop hiring little children. Stop babying grown supervisors. Stop picking out your favorite employees.

    I was on "investigative layoff" because I allegedly did not ask for ID when serving beer to someone who was of age as a secret shopper. No warning. No anything. Always early and on time. The one decent supervisor of the place had nothing but great things to say about me. Additionally, the stand I was assigned to had another person there who did not receive any kind of punishment just because I was the cashier that night. On top of all of this, MSG failed to report anything to the union. I did not bother because I hated working here in the first place so I saw no point. The union called me 3 MONTHS LATER to inform they did not hear anything about it until that time but said it was too late to do anything. If it had not been too late I would have helped them with their investigation concerning unfair layoffs.

    The cashiers/chefs are mainly seniors in high or fresh out of high school. Rude, childish, immature and annoying. Did not know how to speak to the guests with their cursing and slang. I was confused as to how they even got the job.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Manager, Partnership Strategy (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat property, strong teams, heavy demand for MSG properties, New York City.

    ConsPoor career advancement opportunity. Management always turning over - have to start from scratch. Salaries are low.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees more. Clearer path for career advancement. Increase salary to market rate when promoting from within.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Internship Review

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou get to go to the games and specials events. There are some cool people in different departments, the speaker series were pretty great.

    ConsIn my department at the least wasn't very challenging, this was supposed to be a "highly competitive" internship but instead you're doing manual labor throughout the day and nothing to help you understand the way the department functions and works jointly with others. Many of us interns went to prestigious universities and were in Masters programs and majority of the time we were doing work that a sophomore in High School could complete.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReally make the internship competitive and only available for departments that are actually growing not just for use as a temporary worker that you can pay minimum wage. Even Walmart employees without college educations make more than $7.25/Hour.

    Also develop a rotational internship program that way we get more exposure to different departments and functions of the company, also it provides an opportunity to network.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Non-stop work

    Senior Staff Accountant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsAccess to tickets to sold out events

    ConsPoor technology/accounting systems, horrible hours, zero appreciation for your work, crappy bonuses

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees better and the good ones might stick around.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast, crazy, learned a lot

    Marketing (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsDiversity and opportunity to touch multiple departments and work.

    ConsLarge company, hard to navigate. Takes some time to get the hang of who you need to go to for what you need.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a career pathing program for employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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