Madison Square Garden
3.4 of 5 75 reviews
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Updated Apr 8, 2014

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84% Approve of the CEO

Madison Square Garden President and CEO Hank J. Ratner

Hank J. Ratner

(37 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Madison Square Garden

ProsIncredible access to all things sports, media, and entertainment. The culture here, while serious, is friendly. It is a work environment that motivates me to do well!

ConsIn the hectic schedules of all employees, things can get lost in the shuffle.

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

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A/P Consultant- Abandoned Property NYS (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Madison Square Garden as a contractor for less than a year

ProsMy boss(s) were excellent listeners and very interested in my progress and helped me gain internal efficiency.

ConsJust a huge organization with complexity to get things accomplished, ( too many cooks)

Advice to Senior ManagementHire your interns and temps. They want to work there and are already trained to "hit the ground running". Keep being kind to your subordinates. It is welcomed and makes one like coming to work there. Continue demanding productivity over weekends as you appreciate it. Your accounting team is excellent there.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Love it

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Madison Square Garden full-time

ProsGreat place to work at

ConsNo hours at this time

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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MSG (My Special Goals)

Guest Experience Representative (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Madison Square Garden part-time for more than 5 years

ProsMSG provides me with the opportunity to work in the greatest venues in the City of New York.

ConsLong periods of inactivity due to lack of work.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou should promote from within and based on seniority

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

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Madison Square Garden as an intern for less than a year

ProsLarge company, lots of learning opportunities

ConsBecause it's such a large company, it's hard to stand out as an intern.

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I enjoyed it thoroughly, but I'm not distraught to be leaving.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Madison Square Garden as a contractor

ProsGreat atmosphere, especially for sports fans. Occasional tickets to games.

ConsDoesn't seem to be much vertical movement in the company. Not enough full-time work to go around.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great experience but few opportunity to get promoted

Intern (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Madison Square Garden full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat work environment and exciting jobs

Consnot a good place as a tenure job

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Great new experiences

Merchandise Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Madison Square Garden part-time for more than a year

ProsHaving a great company on your resume, pretty good discount on knicks and rangers merchandise, discounted tickets for shows and plays at the garden, pay raise gets higher every season after about 300 hours of working there

Conssome managers speak low to their employees, have favorites and usually give them more hours, when you first begin working there you get little hours because it works by seniority, not really a dismissal time you may get out at 3am

Advice to Senior ManagementStop changing work schedules after they have already been posted and make the worker look like the bad person for not knowing about shift changes (merchandise department)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Left after two months

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

I worked at Madison Square Garden part-time for less than a year

ProsDecent pay, fun to be at games and events, you get the opportunity to work at different stands in the arena, sometimes the customers tip (avg. $5 a game), flexible scheduling

ConsManagement isn't helpful, stressful environment and I found it hard to relate to employees. There is no sense of team or group efforts; everyone seems to be there for themselves and want to get out as quick as possible.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet to know employees better on a personal level

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It was a great learning experience.

Marketing Intern (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Madison Square Garden as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat perks, great people, and a great environment.

ConsNot much opportunity for growth and very political.

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to adapt to the current trends of society. Some people are stuck in the 1970s.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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