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Madison Square Garden Reviews

Updated December 1, 2017
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Pros
  • great people to work with overall (in 22 reviews)

  • Great place to work leaning something new every day (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours but that is typical in sports (in 16 reviews)

  • Because there is such a tight structure, it leaves little room for growth (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Bizarre work environment"

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    Former Employee - Directornof Salea in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Directornof Salea in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent benefits getting to go to concerts or games sometimes....not sure what else there is positive about it....found it to be a terrible place

    Cons

    Change in management, sexist environment, no women in leadership, stressful, new HR all the time, act lucky to work there

    Advice to Management

    Female voices!


  2. "Company Culture in Need of Improvement"

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    Former Employee - Purchasing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Purchasing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Madison Square Garden full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Storied Brand. Great people in the lower ranks and daily business operations.

    Cons

    Middle and Upper Management are CLUELESS about what's needed to make things more productive and keep the employees happy while they execute.

    Advice to Management

    GET A CLUE! LISTEN TO YOUR PEOPLE.

  3. "Cashier"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Tips are really good. Especially at concerts.

    Cons

    Close to no hours during summer.


  4. "Vice President"

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

    Pros

    Salaries are above average and the work is challenging.

    Cons

    The place is managed by fear

    Advice to Management

    Jim Dolan is too narcissistic to change so there is not much that can be done


  5. "Crazy Management"

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

    I worked at Madison Square Garden full-time

    Pros

    Staff are hard working and pleasant. Easy commute (near Penn Station)

    Cons

    Revolving door of executive management. pool benefits (yes - no tickets to games)

    Advice to Management

    someone needs to buy out Jim Dolan


  6. "SVP, HR Business Partner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Madison Square Garden full-time

    Pros

    Good group of employees. Great Brand. Great Perks

    Cons

    Miserable Owner. Cover your but mentality


  7. "Good for entry-level, not for long-term"

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

    Pros

    Can freelance on the side
    Great employees with great personalities
    Relaxed off-season

    Cons

    No growth
    Low pay
    Little interaction or communication between departments
    No collaboration between departments

    Advice to Management

    Make it more open environment, Organize departments so they can work well together and collaborate.

  8. "Client Relationship Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Madison Square Garden full-time

    Pros

    Working at live events

    Cons

    Management is at the mercy of the owners unrealistic expectations


  9. "Don't recommend. Toxic environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Madison Square Garden full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Good benefits
    Salary okay
    Iconic brands

    Cons

    Leaders are not open to ideas and many are egomaniacs.
    Not collaborative. a lot of backbiting.
    Inept HR, non responsive and not understanding of the different needs of employees

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees. Many are tops in their fields.
    Show some compassion.
    Town Halls don't equal transparency


  10. "Iconic company with heavy turnover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Madison Square Garden full-time

    Pros

    -Working for iconic brands (sports teams, venues, events, etc.)
    -Decent perks (occasional free tickets)
    -Competitive pay
    -Good work/life balance

    Cons

    -Company is in state of constant restructure
    -Very corporate environment (surprising for a sports & entertainment company)
    -Empty promises from management
    -Poor internal training & employee advancement structure

    Advice to Management

    Stop making promises that you cannot keep


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