Metropolitan Museum of Art Employee Reviews about "low pay"
Updated Nov 11, 2021
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- "Great Benefits (You get 5 weeks paid vacation)" (in 44 reviews)
- "Great people and institution with an important goal" (in 24 reviews)
- "Great staff and good atmosphere" (in 12 reviews)
- "Colleagues with your department are generally great to work with and share the same passion for the job." (in 12 reviews)
- "Great opportunities to attend in" (in 9 reviews)
- "Low pay and no guaranteed job post" (in 29 reviews)
- "Salaries are low." (in 19 reviews)
- "Toxic work environment; horrible management" (in 9 reviews)
- "Too much favoritism and cliques." (in 7 reviews)
- "The internship is unpaid but I actually worked a lot like a paid staff sometimes." (in 7 reviews)
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- Current Temporary Employee★★★★★
Great Environment, Concerns about FutureJun 21, 2021 - Visitor Experience Ambassador in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Being around the art Nice and passionate staff Team building Easy and not stressful job
Pay is low Future mobility is hard to see Lacks good communication between departments
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Awful Supervisors and CompensationMay 4, 2017 - group servicesRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great co-workers (not supervisors), free museum admission, attending exhibits before opening and seeing the museum before and after hours.
The supervisions encourage bad behavior within themselves and for the staff. There is very little growth, respect and recognition for hard work. The micro-management is out of control. The pay is below the living wage and workers rights were constantly being diminished. Within my department there were many complaints concerning sexual harassment that HR would not deal with. There were also complaints about workers rights to which the HR response was for us to deal with it, that we should be lucky to work for such an institution.Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
An Institution With An Identity CrisisOct 3, 2016 -RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- Incredible collections and exhibitions - Projects are undertaken on a scale unlike anyplace else - Vast resources (financial and otherwise) relative to other museums - Strong benefits, nice vacation policies - Impressive name to have on one's resume within the museum field - Dedicated staff who,, for the most part, really believe in the work that they're doing
- Low pay for the area and the industry - Highly bureaucratic and territorial, even simple goals can get mired in petty power struggles - Few opportunities for advancement or recognition. Promotion through attrition is the norm, which frequently leads to management roles being filled by those ill-equipped for such responsibilities. - A steadily widening rift between the curatorial side and the 'administrative' side of the house, which maintain an arms-length relationship. A director plucked from the curatorial ranks (relatively uncommon for a major museum in the 21st century) and institutional groups like The Forum only serve to drive home the message that the latter is expected to function only at the behest of the former. - An ongoing history of financial mismanagement, clearly driven by a dedication to the pursuit of major capital projects over investment in infrastructure or staff.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Research AssistantJul 11, 2016 - Research Assistant in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Dynamic environment with many knowledgeable people affording me a rare opportunity to do what I love everyday!
The pay is far too low in order to survive in New York. There are no bonuses, and this year due to the institution's fiscal crisis, there is a hiring freeze and no hope of getting a better salary.
- Former Employee★★★★★
Still a great place to visit jusy horrible to security guardsNov 11, 2021 - Security Guard in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Pays for healthcare and matches life insurance policies. Paid lunch breaks. Dining hall at the big met only (m-f)
Everything is last minute Rarely any bathroom breaks can be taken Extremely low pay Treated like nothing in comparison to office staff When needed in other buildings won't know until arrival Very not understanding Very little upward mobility Not flexible schedule at all even for students Expects you to show up extremely early before your shift starts with no pay. Met Monday Extremely micro managed
- Current Employee★★★★★
Many pros, few consDec 7, 2021 - Production in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
great benefits for people with children
pay rate is lower than average
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
I've been working in the Metropolitan Museum of Art for about three months (part-time)Dec 4, 2014 - Sales AssociateRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great place to meet people around the world, great benefits which include free admission to all museums in NYC, tuition reimbursement and annual and sick leave policy and many more.
A lot of political issues do occur where everyone does want to move up. There's hardly any chance of moving up unless someone leaves or you do know someone from upper management or there are positons that require additional education. Pay is decent but responsibility can be a burden at times. Also theres a lot miscommunication where things are always unorganized.
- Former Intern, less than 1 year★★★★★
Assistant educator reviewApr 6, 2021 - Educational Assistant in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great mentorship and career guidance. The people you get in touch with at the museum are extremely supportive of your career growth and genuinely interested in your trajectory.
There is low pay for part time and intern roles so definitely consider this before working there.Continue reading
- Current Employee, more than 10 years★★★★★
Assistant ManagerSep 9, 2016 - Middle Management in New York, NYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
It seems the pros of working at the Metropolitan Museum of Art are all gone.
A once highly admired and well respected, not for profit, institution that started behaving like a corporation. Going after acquisitions such as the Breuer Building and paying for it with employee layoffs including the senior staff.Continue reading
- Former Intern, less than 1 year★★★★★
Exciting InternshipAug 18, 2019 - Intern in Boston, MARecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Exposure to the Met on a daily basis, meeting impressive working professionals
Low pay and no guaranteed job post-grad