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Guggenheim Museum Reviews

Updated January 23, 2017
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  1. "Guggenheim Museum"

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

    Pros

    Excellent museum experience and education within a knowledgable staff.

    Cons

    There are no cons to list.


  2. "Retail Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Guggenheim Museum full-time

    Pros

    Get Free access to the museum, family & friends get a discount if you tell the staff in the museum that you have someone coming. Discount at other museums for you & certain number of friends. Discount on the Museum cafe, get to see amazing exhibitions

    Cons

    No real room for growth & if there's no exhibitions the store can be slow


  3. "Long time fan"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guggenheim Museum (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Ambitious and well-respected organization. Very professional practices and commitment to best practices. Great to work in the Frank Lloyd Wright building.

    Cons

    Feels like there is often no one in charge. Decisions are left to be made by the loudest voice in the room. No opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Improve commitment to professional development. Increase internal communication and decision-making processes. Improve financial management.


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  5. "Needs work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great people, access to the museum

    Cons

    no one works together. low pay


  6. "Amazing"

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

    Pros

    Really good place and staff

    Cons

    Long commute to and from work

    Advice to Management

    continue the good work


  7. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent people who are very friendly and always available to help. Great environment to be in

    Cons

    No downsides of working here


  8. "good place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    One of the best museums in nyc. People are passionate, all super nice, and hardworking. Free passes + guests to all other museums is definitely good too.

    Cons

    bureaucracy is something unavoidable but given the size of the museum it's acceptable


  9. "Fall Internship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of immersive opportunities, professional development.

    Cons

    Felt like a very short internship. The 3 months flew by.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to learn & grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guggenheim Museum full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - many talented and passionate co-workers
    - interesting content and high-profile projects
    - amazing gallery/museum space (although most people don't work on site)
    - support for professional development and training (although not in all departments)
    - Guggenheim name carries weight (this can also be a con at times)
    - good place to learn, grow, and do top quality work

    Cons

    - executive leadership is out of touch with general public and low-to-mid level employees
    - bad HR and office/facilities policies contribute to dysfunction and disorganization
    - longtime staff become embittered because they aren't compensated well, which contributes to overall low morale (i.e. because low base salary, low annual raises, and low raises with promotions mean that employees who stay earn less than employees that come in at a higher level)

    Advice to Management

    Better HR and Office/Facilities policies needed to retain talented staff. The quality of work/life balance and morale between different departments varies drastically - there should be strong HR policies in place to make things more positive overall, and not based solely on if an employee has a great supervisor or not. Find ways to listen to and implement suggestions from staff.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of turnover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guggenheim Museum full-time

    Pros

    It's a nonprofit: you're making the world a better place. And people get starry-eyed when you tell them that you work at the Guggenheim.

    Cons

    It's a nonprofit: the pay is poor, and a lot of the times the work is very formulaic. A lot of odd interdepartmental politics too.



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