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Metropolitan Museum of Art Reviews

Updated November 27, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great benefits even though compensation is not at a competitive level with the current market" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Good working environment and good health benefits" (in 9 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. "Security officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work wish can improve yourself

    Cons

    Standing all day walk far from subway


  2. "Sales Retail"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work

    Cons

    My manager does give time off upon request but we have to work every weekend

  3. "Great team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    --Array of resources
    --Great benefits
    --Intelligent and ambitious coworkers

    Cons

    --Significant Bureaucracy
    --Big personalities and egos
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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Visitor Services Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art part-time

    Pros

    amazing coworkers and being able to talk to people from all over the world

    Cons

    low pay, unstable hours, job responsibilities constantly changing, no room for advancement.


  5. "Slow moving"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, including paid vacation and additional holidays.

    Cons

    Most people come from non-profit, and are accustomed to an excruciatingly slow pace of work. Not a great place to be if you want to learn fast.


  6. "Retail Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good working environment and good health benefits

    Cons

    Salaries in general are slightly below the average


  7. "Used to be.."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Art
    Friendly staff (for the most part)

    Cons

    Impossible to move up
    Disorganized
    Lack of communication
    Ambassadors are treated with little regard

    Advice to Management

    Think thoroughly before implementing so many changes at once, and try thinking about your employees

  8. "A Wasted Resource"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art full-time

    Pros

    Unfortunately, the only thing that comes to mind is the collection, which you can experience as a visitor.

    Cons

    I applied to 3 jobs while at the museum using the protocol written by HR for existing employees, never once so much as got an automated response or confirmation. The internal applicant prompt promises a response, this is published museum policy and it is not at all being followed. It's deceptive and damaging to employees. When I contacted HR I was told that there is no system in place to find internal applications. HR admitted to NO ONE ever viewing ANY of my materials. What an incredible waste of my time and how disrespectful to employees. The museum is only in service of their donors, the employees The museum is top heavy. Wages need to be better for employees, more support roles are needed and a better-staffed HR and competent HR department, that makes sure museum policy is followed. But how does that happen if the HR department is dysfunctional too begin with? This museum is a lost cause and anyone self-respecting person would apply to a different institution. Shame of the Met.


  9. "Nice place to work, very low pay rate."

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    Current Employee - Secuirty in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Secuirty in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet and interact with people from all over the world.
    Extensive benefit package.
    Pension plan once vested (after 5 years)
    Extensive 403b with company match
    Free health care
    Often overtime for those who desire it.

    Cons

    Very low starting wages.
    Some rude supervisors.
    Some rude staff members.
    Sometimes find myself bored at the job.

    Advice to Management

    Give security guards more responsibilities. Some of them actually want to work and use their brains. Encourage those that you see has potential to move up in the ranks so that they feel there is opportunities within the organization and will not seek employment else where.


  10. "Security Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Metropolitan Museum of Art full-time

    Pros

    Union benefits, exposure to unparalleled culture, meeting people from all over the world

    Cons

    The job can be very tiring, and simultaneously very boring