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Updated Oct 20, 2021

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3.2
37%
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Metropolitan Museum of Art CEO and President Daniel H. Weiss
Daniel H. Weiss
41 Ratings
Pros
  • "Incredible surroundings, great benefits (but at a cost to part-timers or per-diems), interesting colleagues(in 18 reviews)

  • "Good benefits, amazing collection and exhibitions, talented coworkers(in 17 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Low pay and no guaranteed job post-grad(in 14 reviews)

  • "low pay with very low merit increase/little upward mobility(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      good

      May 8, 2021 - Cleaner in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      nice place to work no issues

      Cons

      no cons nice place to work

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great environment

      Oct 20, 2021 - Venue Operations Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work culture and benefits are great.

      Cons

      It’s non profit so the pay isn’t much

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      good

      Oct 20, 2021 - Sales Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      communication with in the work force

      Cons

      need more full time positions

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Could be better

      Oct 3, 2021 - Operations Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working at the museum and seeing art

      Cons

      Sometimes short staffed and not enough chances for growth

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      stay away

      Oct 16, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      the museum collection is the best in the world

      Cons

      the marketing, communications, social media and government relations team is the most toxic you will ever encounter. starting with the leadership, terrible turnover rate in the past two years and horrible abusive racist and elitist staff. group of bully boss and girls that act like high schoolers

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      If you can do anything else with your life, please do that thing instead

      Jul 15, 2021 - Art Handler in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      stable, you get to be around beautiful things, seeing the museum when its empty

      Cons

      Labor relations are out of the Victorian era Incessantly being made to feel like you're the help a vindictive HR department who's sole goal is to punish employee Terrible mismanagement at every level Extreme chaos all of the time A complete inability to plan for quite foreseeable events A very acidic culture No means whatsoever for job growth A managerial class who fears for their jobs, and thus doesn't mentor junior, and generally tries to hold back their subordinates Intentionally stymying future job prospects by refusing to train staff and creating impossibly to breach hierarchies and specializations If you can think of anything else that you can do for a living please save yourself the grief and go do that thing. Working at a prestige institution simply isn't worth the trouble.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Smart and Professional Environment

      Oct 11, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in LKC Development, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Some of the smartest and most dedicated arts professionals in the industry

      Cons

      Responsibilities can be very specialized and offer limited advancement opportunities Little to no diversity in the upper management

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Decent place but don't expect to grow

      Aug 3, 2021 - Ambassador 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good place for students to work. Great place for those interested on Art Get to see new exhibits before the public

      Cons

      Lack of upward mobility Too much drama especially with. A few non qualified superviors. Lack of diversity esp when it comes to leadership roles.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Leadership does not care about staff

      Sep 1, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good Benefits but that’s about it.

      Cons

      Hard work is not rewarded. Those who skate on other peoples accomplishments are the highest paid and most frequently promoted. All thought is focused towards curatorial departments and exhibitions, while those making the place run are forgotten. Favoritism is the name of the game at the Met. Productivity and the mental health of staff have no value at this institution.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Jun 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The best part of working at The Met is being surrounded by art and history. I also appreciated how hard they worked to keep as many people as they could during the pandemic.

      Cons

      The travel and distance to work is not easy. .

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