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Metropolitan Museum of Art Reviews

Updated May 18, 2017
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Metropolitan Museum of Art CEO & Director Thomas P. Campbell
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Pros
  • great benefits, staff cafeteria is affordable, talented colleagues (in 12 reviews)

  • Very easy-going office culture, great place to work, good colleagues and loose work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay for the area and the industry (in 9 reviews)

  • There was some issues with upward mobility, but I believe that changes are taking place to improve the overall system (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Fun but complicated place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metropolitan Museum of Art full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits, staff cafeteria is affordable, talented colleagues

    Cons

    low pay scale for anyone below upper management

    Advice to Management

    Offer more competitive salaries and hourly rates


  2. "True Joy Of a Workplace"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wholesale Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Wholesale Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay was great for part-time hours
    Getting to go to the museum everyday to work!
    The teams, mostly friendly people and great environment
    Being around such creative and artistic minds

    Cons

    The museum is old, so they work in older ways if you come from a start up or more of a corporate world. I never thought I would miss working at a place so much. I'd work here again and again!

    Advice to Management

    Keep being wonderful and open minded to your employees, it's much appreciated.


  3. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    love selling
    new different people from different country

    Cons

    i never had any problem


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  5. "Experience depends on what department you work for."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A beautiful place to work.

    Cons

    Very little room for growth.


  6. "Research Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Metropolitan Museum of Art full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive coworkers and adminstration

    Cons

    Some disconnect between staff and higher management


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to work, everyone is very willing to teach and guide you, it's The Met, etc

    Cons

    not available, it was a great experience


  8. "Working at The Met"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in East Elmhurst, NY
    Current Employee - Security Officer in East Elmhurst, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metropolitan Museum of Art (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits. Good Ambiance. many Intellectual people working around.

    Cons

    No many opportunities for career paths.


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    "Great experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Supervisor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Retail Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Metropolitan Museum of Art part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The best part about working at the met is being surrounded by 5000 years of art. Most employees are art professionals.

    Cons

    One major negative would be that at times it may feel like high school again. Everyone loves to gossip even certain leaders. Drama for no reason. No full time positions. Promotions are rare.

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to weed out the bad apples. Invest in loyal employees.


  10. "Fantastic place to be an intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent intern program with enrichment lectures, staff support, interesting work

    Cons

    No cons whatsoever. Really perfect place to be an intern. You learn so much!


  11. "Love this place"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Guard in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Security Guard in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I had a wonderful experience here . Great atmosphere , diversity and wonderful opportunity to learn about every art and cultural practice under the sun !!!

    Cons

    Hard on the feet because of the marble floors

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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