Cover image for Guggenheim Museum

Guggenheim Museum

Is this your company?

Guggenheim Museum

Add a Review

Guggenheim Museum Employee Reviews about "low pay"

Updated Aug 29, 2023

Verify your email to use filters. Having problems? Resend email
Found 94 of over 149 reviews
63% Recommend to a Friend
32% Approve of CEO

Found 23 of over 149 reviews

Recommend to a Friend
Approve of CEO
Guggenheim Museum Director Richard Armstrong (no image)
Richard Armstrong
28 Ratings

What are your colleagues talking about?

Find your exclusive Company Bowl on Community. Join the hottest conversation with your colleagues anonymously.
Join the Conversation

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Excerpts from user reviews, not authored by Glassdoor

  • "The subject matter is very interesting, and people are passionate about their jobs.(in 11 reviews)
  • "The staff is amazing, the architecture, inspiring and the work is stimulating and fulfilling.(in 6 reviews)
  • "Good coworkers.(in 5 reviews)
  • "One of the best internship programs in the arts.(in 5 reviews)
  • "Learned a lot and had a lot of hands on support.(in 4 reviews)

Ratings by Demographics

This rating reflects the overall rating of Guggenheim Museum and is not affected by filters.

Want more demographic options?

Reviews about "low pay"

Return to all Reviews
    1. 2.0
      Sep 11, 2022
      Gallery Guide
      Former Employee
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook


      -decent benefits which are still pretty expensive and you have to work quite a lot of hours to get them -flexible schedule -getting the inside scoop about the art and museum -resume builder -more relaxed dress codes compared to security guards, stipend for clothes/shoes


      -You are expected to attend a monthly training day (virtual or onsite) to basically learn how to 'talk art.' This will quickly get exhausting as you realize this is just a way to get you to drink the corporate koolaid as they continue to severely underpay you. -Most guides have degrees, yet this role pays close to NYC minimum wage. I still can't believe it. -Constantly seeing lavish events and dinner parties in the works (which they will ask you to work) meanwhile there's no pay raises. Am I the only one who sees a problem with that? -You will be expected to work all weekend at no extra pay, while dealing with much larger crowds and responsibilities -You will be expected to earn a fire guard license on top of already basically being a teacher/security guard, again at no extra pay -awful supervisors that treat you like a child and tell you off for simply talking to your coworkers, or checking your phone for 2 seconds. Bonus points if you aren't white -Favoritism between supervisors and guards (bonus points if you're white). There could be a new guard who's barely worked there 2 months, and they'll be picked to work at a desk (where they can sit) or even offsite as opposed to a guard/guide who's been there for years -close to zero opportunity for advancement in the org unless you want to be a security supervisor in a few years, maybe -low morale and awful toxic culture. Going along with what another reviewer mentioned, there's not even an exit interview regardless of how long you've worked there -DEAI initiatives that are just there for lip service, as people are catching on and speaking up about their irresponsible culture and hierarchy I hope I've said enough. I wouldn't stay in this job for more than a year.

      1. 2.0
        Sep 6, 2014
        Anonymous Employee
        Current Employee, more than 3 years
        CEO Approval
        Business Outlook


        There are some really talented, dedicated people at the museum Working for a rich cultural institution can be very rewarding


        Museum seems overshadowed by serious institutional deficiencies Employees feel undervalued Difficult work environment Pay is very unbalanced for the amount of work Health insurance has become more expensive

      2. Join the Guggenheim Museum team
        See Our Latest Jobs
      Viewing 1 - 10 of 23 Reviews

      Popular Careers with Guggenheim Museum Job Seekers


      Popular Conversations

      image for bowl

      Interview Tips

      Feel free to post any interview questions you might be asked and I’ll help you compose an effective response :)


      Quality Assurance Associate

      I had an interview late August, sent a thank you the same day, followed up when they said they would get back to me, and then again a week later and I got no response. I gave up and they just sent me an email saying the position was on hold and they hoped to have an update at the end of the week. I'd still like to see what they might offer me so what could I say in response?



      Have you ever been asked by a recruiter to sign an nda before they can speak to you about a job they're recruiting you for? Mind you they reached out to me

      1 Comment

      Senior Consultant

      I just got an email from Norton that someone ran a reputation report on me. I didn’t run it. I just finished a second round interview yesterday. Do you think it’s HR doing due diligence or a scammer? Is running reputation reports common practice?


      Glassdoor has 149 Guggenheim Museum reviews submitted anonymously by Guggenheim Museum employees. Read employee reviews and ratings on Glassdoor to decide if Guggenheim Museum is right for you.