Metropolitan Museum of Art

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
55 Reviews
3.6
55 Reviews
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Thomas P. Campbell
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Benefits and work/ life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Its a prestigious company to work for, good benefits, friendly staff (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • It is difficult to move to another department unless you know someone (in 3 reviews)

  • It's a non-profit, and as such they really do try to squeeze blood from stone (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company but old school

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Pros

    Stable, great location, good access to art and behind the scenes look at a city institution. People stay forever.

    Cons

    Female dominated, hard to promote. Grad school necessary. Can get boring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A fulfilling work environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Pros

    I worked as a contract employee in the Membership Department of the Met Museum and had a wonderful experience. My coworkers were inclusive, welcoming and willing to assist when necessary. The office culture was welcoming and genuinely committed to the Museum's mission.

    Cons

    There were many repetitive tasks. The workload was not always consistent. Overall, the positive attributes outweight the negatives.

  3.  

    Fabulous

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

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The entire staff was extremely friendly and inclusive--they made sure to explain the relevance of your tasks to the larger processes of publishing. There were many perks like having access to the staff cafe, experiencing the Met before and after hours and crazy discount sales at the book shop (major plus point for those obsessed by books)

    Cons

    Barely any cons. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at the Met. The only grievance I might have is that I did not get the opportunity to involve myself with other departments as much as I would have liked. The editorial department is placed to connect with other departments but the contact I had as an intern was not as involved as I would have liked it to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up! I absolutely love and miss you guys :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    I've been working in the Metropolitan Museum of Art for about three months (part-time)

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Metropolitan Museum of Art part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to meet people around the world, great benefits which include free admission to all museums in NYC, tuition reimbursement and annual and sick leave policy and many more.

    Cons

    A lot of political issues do occur where everyone does want to move up. There's hardly any chance of moving up unless someone leaves or you do know someone from upper management or there are positons that require additional education. Pay is decent but responsibility can be a burden at times. Also theres a lot miscommunication where things are always unorganized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Inaction in Action

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

    I have been working at Metropolitan Museum of Art full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working in one of the world's greatest cultural landmarks; many fun, quirky people who care a lot about their work. If you are in a visitor area, it's a magical place.

    Cons

    What is called collaboration at the Met is, instead, a collective abandonment of responsibility. When something goes wrong, everybody points fingers at someone else who was in the room when the decision was made. The Met is also a chronically risk averse environment which results in a lack of innovation and a refusal to terminate non-performers. If you are a screw-up who went to Yale and interviews well, this is the place for you! This is minimal accountability for poor performers and overloading of strong performers with minimal upward mobility.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward reasonable risk taking. Separate non-performers so that good performers do not get saddled with their work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Interesting experience, too much jesus.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Pros

    Geting to see the inside of the museum, guards are great fun.

    Cons

    Snotty PHD's are everywhere. Pay is ok though

  8.  

    Amazing organization.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metropolitan Museum of Art full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Transparency, education available to staff, excellent benefits, generous time off, decent salary for nonprofit, access to best art collection in the world. FANTASTIC place to work! The Met invests in their employees -- it is no wonder that so many people stick around for so long. This museum truly deserves its good reputation.

    Cons

    Can be bureaucratic at times. Breaking through the "newbie" ceiling can be challenging. But overall, worth it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Extremely positive experience at one of the most diverse and open museums in the world.

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

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People at the Met are always smiling and know exactly what to say and when to say it.

    Cons

    The bureaucracy can be difficult to navigate through, especially if you are moving up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    The met has a great experience depending on which dept.

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    Former Employee - Visitor Services Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Visitor Services Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meeting people from all over the world and communicating with them

    Cons

    Poor management lack of communication and support between staff and management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more hands on. More respect for employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Store Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Metropolitan Museum of Art full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits and work/ life balance.

    Cons

    Senior Management doesn't see forest through the trees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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