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Metropolitan Museum of Art Reviews

Updated February 3, 2019
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Metropolitan Museum of Art CEO and President Daniel H. Weiss
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Pros
  • "Incredible surroundings, great benefits (but at a cost to part-timers or per-diems), interesting colleagues" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Great work environment; highly recommend" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay scale for anyone below upper management" (in 12 reviews)

  • "hierarchical; very little room for upward mobility" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Employees are very nice, the environment is highly intellectual. You will learn a lot!

    Cons

    The internship doesn't pay you that much, but you will be paid with great experience!


  2. "Great"

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    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier
    Former Employee - Seasonal Cashier

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art part-time

    Pros

    Cool Museum, good discount, good co workers

    Cons

    commute is annoying, i didnt feel comfortable asking for days off

  3. "Amazing place to be."

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    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Metropolitan Museum of Art part-time

    Pros

    Quickly make friends with your coworkers
    Good pay
    See different cultures everyday

    Cons

    None at this moment for now


  4. "Ok, not much room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Groups Visitor Services Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Groups Visitor Services Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at the MET, previews off all the shows, talks with curators,

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, no health insurance for a year (then crappy plan). Incompetent, rude managers. Nepotism. Low wages


  5. "Great organization, good benefits"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Working for a significant museum, contributing to the arts, great environment and benefits

    Cons

    Low salaries, sometimes poorly trained managers (more art knowledge than working best practices)


  6. "Great place to work but not GROW"

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    Current Employee - Ambassador in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Ambassador in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    You meet a diverse group of people.
    You develop your skills of communication.
    You gain a lot of knowledge about the art in the museum.

    Cons

    Beware holidays can get very hectic,they do take the necessary precautions to prepare you for it.

    There isn't much room to grow.Opportunities for higher positions are very limited.
    Pay doesn't really increase.


  7. "Ambassador"

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    Former Employee - Ambassador in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Ambassador in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great museum, great coworkers, easy job

    Cons

    Horrible management, lack of communication, minimal room for advancement, and lack 9f hours

    Advice to Management

    Get together, and get things on one page.

  8. "Design"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Graphic Designer
    Former Employee - Assistant Graphic Designer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Incredible surroundings, great benefits (but at a cost to part-timers or per-diems), interesting colleagues. Great staff cafeteria.

    Cons

    Recent financial troubles have led to loss of valuable and knowledgable personnel and declining morale.


  9. "Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work environment; highly recommend

    Cons

    No cons at this time


  10. "Average Place"

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

    I have been working at Metropolitan Museum of Art full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, beautiful scenery to work in.

    Cons

    Too many voices in management.