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Guggenheim Museum Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Pros
  • The subject matter is very interesting, and people are passionate about their jobs (in 2 reviews)

  • Able to attend openings and events and volunteer for arts events around the city (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay, especially with new pay structures from HR (in 5 reviews)

  • No room for growth as an intern (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Gallery Guide"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guggenheim Museum full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Stimulating environment, decent benefits, lots of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Limited upward mobility, low salaries


  2. "Appreciate the Place from a Distance"

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

    Pros

    Benefits are fantastic. Nice offices. Competence across the board. Satisfaction when something finally (finally!) gets done.

    Cons

    Putting the crazy back in bureaucracy. Meetings about meetings about meetings about meetings. Back-stabbing colleagues who take credit for work they didn't do, or take advantage of terminology and systems only used by longtime Guggenheim employees. Seriously, you need a glossary (which exists) in order to get things done there. Departments with poorly defined boundaries, in-fighting invisible to the uninitiated.

    Advice to Management

    Get a handle on the "planes, trains, and automobiles" culture of people trying to work from a multitude of locations and a caste of employees who consider themselves impervious to collaboration or deadlines.

  3. "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.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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

  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. "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


  10. "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.


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