Metropolitan Museum of Art Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Thomas P. Campbell
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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's a non-profit, and as such they really do try to squeeze blood from stone (in 3 reviews)

  • Very hard to get a full time position, even after interning for two years (in 2 reviews)

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  1. My Work Experience

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    Former Employee - Office Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Office Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    It is a great way to meet new people. I have had the occasion to do things I would not be able to do on my own. I learned many new skills. I grew up speaking French so I was able to speak French with a few people.

    Cons

    I wish the internship was longer. I think many of the top gslleries and events should be open to everyone.


  2. Amazing collection

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Pros

    Working at this museum means getting to work with its amazing, huge collection and a staff of competent, intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    This is a large and bureaucratic institution which brings with it its own set of challenges and frustrations but also great benefits

    Advice to Management

    Promoting a greater sense of transparency across the institution, within departments and across different departments would eliminate some of the mystery and confusion of working here


  3. Gift shop temp

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art part-time

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

    Pros

    -Great ambience -Meet people from all over the world

    Cons

    -Low wage -No growth -Biased supervisors (favoritism)

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time


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  5. Sales Associate Gift Shop

    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Maspeth, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Associate in Maspeth, NY

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Management was helpful working with my school schedule, I was going to college at the time. Unless it was the busy tourist seasons around Christmas or the middle of summer, the job was easy.

    Cons

    Too many managers, most one manager per employee. Had to stand for 7 hours. Expensive neighborhood if you eat out.


  6. If only you could pay your rent on the salary...

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Museum access during off hours. Stimulating work.

    Cons

    Very low pay. Few opportunities for advancement.


  7. Great culture & great products. Dedicated and friendly employees from the top down.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Shop Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Shop Manager

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Benefits were great. Flexible hours, great coworkers & home office support staff & management. Great environment and enjoyed the day to day of it. Would still be there if shops hadn't closed in 2008-09.

    Cons

    Limited payroll and budget for these not-for-profit shops. Hard to compete with other retailers rates and sales successes. Small store sizes held back potential sales & growth. Ended up having to close the shops around the county except in NYC area.

    Advice to Management

    Reopen shops beyond NYC, maybe in partnership with local museums to build both brands presence off museum campus sites.


  8. The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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    • Senior Management
    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 5 years)

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

    Pros

    The Art and some of the friends I made.

    Cons

    The public, especially when they thought they knew what they were talking about. Management-They work against you instead of with you.

    Advice to Management

    Make things easier, not harder. Employees do have a life outside the museum.


  9. Administrator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellington, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wellington, FL

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people! Enjoyed going to work every day. The benefit of seeing new exhibitions was tops!

    Cons

    low salaries and no t much career growth

    Advice to Management

    stroke your employees


  10. Decent benefits, poor maternity leave, fun to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art full-time

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

    Pros

    Fun, working with great colleagues, looking at art, collaborating with artists, curators, conservators, witking mostly from 9 to 5, 4 weeks if vacation

    Cons

    Maternity Leave and overall family benefits are quite limited. 12 weeks of non-paid leave, tiny, overoccupied not cozy pumping room...

    Advice to Management

    Improve maternity benefits and get a bonus system in place


  11. Educator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Educator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Educator in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    - Having brilliant, smart and insightful colleagues - Friendly working environment - Place to learn about cultures and art

    Cons

    -Hard to get hired full time

    Advice to Management

    Nothing really!



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