Moma Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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  1. MoMA NYC

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

    I worked at Moma full-time

    Pros

    Location, perks and networking possibilities.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth. Poor pay.


  2. Visitor Assistant

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

    I worked at Moma

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers
    World class art
    Central location in Manhattan
    Inspirational environment
    New exhibits

    Cons

    Bureaucracy
    Large crowds
    Physically demanding
    Healthcare cutbacks

    Advice to Management

    The institution as a whole needs to redefine where its values lie. The recent healthcare cutbacks negatively impact the staff throughout the museum who form the heart and soul of the museum, revealing the institution's capitalistic priorities.


  3. Good experience, but not a lot of room to grow.

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

    I worked at Moma

    Pros

    Exposure to some of the greatest culture and minds in the arts. Good benefits. Great place to spend a couple years, but not a place for long-term growth.

    Cons

    Usual drawbacks of a working at a large non-profit: slow to-change, entrenched structure. Technologically conservative.


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  5. Job Security with no future

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moma full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great Environment
    Great Benefits and Vacation time
    Job security

    Cons

    Bad moral
    No way to move up in the company
    Low salary

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your loyal employees. Give opportunities for loyal employees to move up in the department.


  6. Used to be great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at Moma

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Name recognition and great collection

    Cons

    Poor management has made this an unhappy place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Start treating your employees better.


  7. World class collection, poor management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moma

    Pros

    Excellent collection and abundant resources

    Cons

    No support for staff from higher ups.


  8. Watch your back - because no one else will

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Moma

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cultured environment, people in general are passionate and want to be there.

    Cons

    Completely political work environment. If someone up above for whatever reason doesn't like you, you're done - quick as that.

    Advice to Management

    Look I found a better gig, but in the future for others, make sure they know its not about what they know but who.


  9. A fabulous place to be.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Moma full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Such a smart, talented group of people, and incredible perks like curator gallery tours, access to the museum when it's closed to the public, etc. I left this job for reasons having nothing to do with MoMA, and I miss it all the time.

    Cons

    It's a major cultural institution with an eye on the bottom line, and as such might feel a little corporate to some (this was not my experience, but I could imagine it). It also might be hard to move up/around within the institution, as the turnover rate seems to be relatively low.


  10. Great Experience, Little Internal Opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moma full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Much of the positions at the Museum are unionized, so benefits were amazing. It is a great stepping stone to better outside opportunities. MoMA becomes a huge part of your social life.

    Cons

    Low salaries and no opportunity for growth. You are fitting that position title and level. They aren't willing to promote to keep good talent as there is someone waiting in line to take that position at the same or lower salary.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to keep talented staff around longer.


  11. Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moma

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot. Treated well by coworkers. Felt like an integral part of the team.

    Cons

    The internship was unpaid. I lost money due to transportation getting back and forth, and providing lunch. Because I was such an important part of the team, I felt I should have been compinsated in some way, especially when I worked long hour days (10 hours)



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