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Brooklyn Museum Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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  1. "Editorial Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brooklyn Museum part-time

    Pros

    Nice place, really I liked the people

    Cons

    Not really any, i guess

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  2. "Education Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work environment. Friendly and professional staff who were very willing to help and point you in the right direction. Clear directions and goals, learned a lot from working here. My position also gave me access to other career opportunities at the institution.

    Cons

    Sometimes there was not enough work to do given my schedule. I also did not enjoy being an unpaid intern although I felt that some of the work I did was deserving of payment, such as instructing lessons to visiting campers.


  3. "Special Events Intern"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the team and am learning alot. I highly recommend this internship.

    Cons

    Large staff. Communication between departments is good, but can always be improved.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "My disappearing internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Getting to know the museum culture and getting some on-site art education at the same time

    Cons

    I may have already read this somewhere but it's true what they say about nurturing talents. There seems to be little interest in it and in helping (good)people move up from within or in my case help me actually learn the specific skill of the internship I signed up for. I have learned nothing so far but run errands for the department. There is a poor intern management in place and needs to be re-evaluated.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate each department, do a review. It appears to me that not everyone is doing their job as they're suppose to. It is visible to (and experienced by) me personally, but not to the higher ups.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "OK place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly employees, Beautiful Building, Parking lot in back of building, MTA stop in front of building. Centrally located near prospect park.

    Cons

    Not much growth opportunity. Lots of red tape. A good amount of down time. They don't pay much in relation to other places I've worked at.


  7. "great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I get to work with Thomas kane

    Cons

    underpaid , its too expensive to live in Brooklyn ,

    Advice to Management

    its all about the monet


  8. Helpful (7)

    "Nice place but unprofessional"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Brooklyn Museum (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people for the most part

    Cons

    Department is run very unprofessionally. A very cliqued environment


  9. Helpful (6)

    "So much potential, so many problems"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Brooklyn Museum full-time

    Pros

    Mission, collection, audience. Amid the chaos, there's also an opportunity to make impact, externally and internally, because good employees stand out and can seize the opportunity to take responsibility, build systems, and work across departments.

    Cons

    Nothing functions. Terrible salaries. Laughable technology, office spaces, systems in general. Bureaucracy. Lack of clarity about institutional priorities.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "BKM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brooklyn Museum full-time

    Pros

    Very dedicated staff that loves the museum and truly tries to make it a better place

    Cons

    Overall the pay is low compared to what you would find at some other prominent NYC museums.

    Advice to Management

    It is necessary to increase staff pay in order to retain the best people. There is too much turn over as many are forced to leave for higher paying work despite loving the museum and wishing to stay


  11. "Nice environment to work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brooklyn Museum part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The managers are all really nice and down to earth.

    Cons

    The pay isn't great and there are very few opportunities for full-time positions.



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