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Updated January 18, 2018
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Metropolitan Museum of Art CEO and President Daniel H. Weiss
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Pros
  • Great benefits even though compensation is not at a competitive level with the current market (in 13 reviews)

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

Cons
  • low pay with very low merit increase/little upward mobility (in 10 reviews)

  • Few opportunities for upward mobility, in part due to hiring freeze, but also representative of larger issues in museum settings for young people (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great Colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art full-time

    Pros

    Lots of job perks: free curatorial talks, pre-viewings for exhibitions

    Cons

    Not a lot in the way of yearly salary to live in NYC, management issues.


  2. "Assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Get to be around the best artworks in the world at a top institution

    Cons

    Bad culture and negative work environment

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay for lower level employees

  3. "Security Officer"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Security Officer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits, great place to study art!

    Cons

    Cronyism, security is a boys' club

    Advice to Management

    Security officers are dedicated and care about art, sometimes they are specialized/qualified, even. If one tries to move to a different department, it's not that they're using their position. Don't discount everyone when this happens.


  4. "Don't Value Employees Work Ethic its more politics and being in the inner circles"

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

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

    Pros

    Great 403B Retirement Benefits, Some great People to work with and Getting to walk around the Museum before and after hours

    Cons

    Too Many inner circles and Favoritism going on. Under Pay lower level employees while top management makes a larger chunk of the pie


  5. "Revolving door"

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    Former Employee - Visitor Services Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Visitor Services Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working in a world class museum and meeting interesting visitors and colleagues. Having exclusive access to talks and exhibitions. Working around art.

    Cons

    No real chance for promotion. Lots of different hats to wear. No respect from other departments. Not paid nearly enough for the amount of responsibilities. Variable schedule

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the comments and concerns of your employees


  6. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Elizabeth, NJ
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Elizabeth, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn new things , great people , you get commission when you get a customer to become a member

    Cons

    The pay is not the best , there is not a lot of room for a better opportunity. It’s only good for a part time


  7. "Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art full-time

    Pros

    Meet people from all around the world and you get to share their excitement everyday, learn something new everyday.

    Cons

    It is always very busy

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Guest Service Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, entertaining and educational space.

    Cons

    I would like to have worked here for a longer time.


  9. "Terrible environment to Work"

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Security Guard in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    some nice people to work with. The Art is beautiful.

    Cons

    Very poor supervision. Very poor management. Security dept had very unprofessional supervisors. The Security Mgmt team is incompetent, manage by intimidation. Reflect no skills regarding employee moral or development. No career advancement possible. Union does very little to support / assist employees with grievances. The HR dept is a joke. The curator and associated staff are all prim Madonnas (Very self important).

    Advice to Management

    Hire a new team of professionals. Provide proper / professional development, especially to supervisor roles.


  10. "Supervisor at the gift shop"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you work hard it is easy to get promoted.

    Cons

    Standing for a long periods of time.


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