Guggenheim Museum Reviews

Updated Dec 30, 2020

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3.4
58%
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48%
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Guggenheim Museum Director Richard Armstrong (no image)
Richard Armstrong
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "You do what a curatorial assistant would do, a little less, but you learn exactly what people in museums do and what you need to get there(in 8 reviews)

  • "Discount on the Museum cafe, get to see amazing exhibitions(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low pay, especially with new pay structures from HR(in 6 reviews)

  • "No real room for growth & if there's no exhibitions the store can be slow(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Adult Educational Volunteer"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Volunteer in New York, NY

    I worked at Guggenheim Museum part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very professional staff and pleasant work atmosphere

    Cons

    I cannot think of any downsides

  2. COVID-19

    "Not a great environment"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Level Staff in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Guggenheim Museum full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Supervisor can make or break the experience - If you become a favorited employee you can really grow - Perks (events, exposure to art and artists) - Lots of junior level staff so its easier to take on more earlier if you are given the chance - Some turnover at Sr. Dir./Dept head levels could mean there's new company culture in various departments

    Cons

    - Toxic work culture - Not diverse - Some departments are extremely difficult to advance within - Senior Leadership is a joke - doesn't have a true idea of what is happening with staff and is the reason the organization began the pandemic in a free fall - Compensation is not nice; not the worst museum compensation in town but far from the best; if you aren't married to museums and art you can receive huge salary increases at different type of nonprofit for the same work

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  3. "Fine"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Usher in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guggenheim Museum part-time

    Pros

    Access to interesting art and events

    Cons

    Inconsistencies in workload slash availability required

  4. "Guggenheim Review"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Guggenheim Museum full-time

    Pros

    Great artwork and cool events.

    Cons

    Poor management of staff and lack of diversity

  5. "Great career experience, don't stay longer than a few years"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Guggenheim Museum full-time

    Pros

    Great experience, not great salary

    Cons

    overworked, leadership imbalance, unbalanced salaries

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place to work, not great pay"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Gallery Guide 

    I worked at Guggenheim Museum part-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people to work with, good sense of congeniality amongst departments

    Cons

    low pay for amount of education and experience

  7. "Amazing culture"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guggenheim Museum full-time

    Pros

    Really friendly energetic staff, great culture

    Cons

    Downtown location not close to museum

  8. "Intern - Individual Development"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guggenheim Museum

    Pros

    Energetic staff, great resources, devotion to learning and hands-on experiences.

    Cons

    Some days can be slow, but this is infrequent.

  9. "Guggenheim Museum"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guggenheim Museum part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, nice staff, interesting projects

    Cons

    Not much room from growth

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  10. "interview for internship in ASAP department"

    5.0
     
    Recommends

    I have been working at Guggenheim Museum

    Pros

    Super friendly staff, 2 hours of break paid

    Cons

    you are working on-call during off times

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