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Milwaukee Art Museum Reviews

Updated September 28, 2017
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  1. "Beautiful"

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    Former Employee - Audio Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - Audio Engineer in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Milwaukee Art Museum (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most beautiful place to work ever made. Gorgeous building

    Cons

    High turnover, and this includes upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Be on your toes


  2. "Beautiful location but impossible for opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Milwaukee Art Museum part-time

    Pros

    Being able to be around art, architecture, and culture is a plus in of itself, you meet a lot of different people and you get to see exhibits before opening and get to go behind the scenes of events as well

    Cons

    Impossible to grow there. I was a college graduate with the dream of working there and even with connections and references from the college and the museum itself, I never got contacted even when I applied about 7 different times. It's almost like you have to be of a certain status or something to be able to work any position above sales associate, barista, or front desk

    Advice to Management

    Look at the potential of all applicants for open positions because you definitely miss out.

  3. "Horribly Upper Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Milwaukee Art Museum full-time

    Pros

    Best coworkers I have ever had.

    Cons

    They do not care about their employees whatsoever. Horrible pay.


  4. "Wonderful Environment!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Extremely stress free, kind & fair coworkers

    Cons

    Wages are low, but there is room to grow in all departments


  5. Helpful (1)

    "a singular experience"

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    Current Employee - Many in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Many in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Milwaukee Art Museum part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Being surrounded by the some of the most beautiful art in the world, working with some of the most intelligent and open minded people and experiencing a sense of wonder every day walking in. You never know who you are going to meet or what you are going to learn.

    Cons

    Pay, benefits, compensation, advancement, communication


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Institution does not value its frontline employess"

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    Former Employee - Member and Visitor Services
    Former Employee - Member and Visitor Services
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Beautiful building, great healthcare benefits

    Cons

    Low pay for the amount of work, upper management is not inclusive or transparent and they do not listen to the advice or requests from their employees. They refuse to invest in their frontline staff and allow all other departments to walk all over them and treat them horribly. Their process of department reorganization involving mass layoffs, shady rehire practices and unclear transition procedures is borderline illegal.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your workers, especially the ones you rely on for membership sales and guest experience. People don't leave businesses, they leave management.


  7. "An excellent place to work for those who can afford it."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Milwaukee Art Museum full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent coworkers and physical environment.

    Cons

    The pay is extremely low.

  8. "Nice place to work"

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

    I have been working at Milwaukee Art Museum full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with. The Museum is an icon in Milwaukee and people envy those that work here!

    Cons

    Management decisions are not always transparent.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication with staff. Take people with you!


  9. "Professional, creative work environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great management, business casual, opportunities to connect with the community. Truly a unique museum with an outstanding collection - I am proud to work here!

    Cons

    Not much room for job growth.

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for growth so that employees can grow with the museum; and not use it as a lily pad for other career opportunities.


  10. "Museum Store Associate"

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

    Pros

    Awesome people. Awesome space. Awesome art.

    Cons

    If you don't like to be on your feet a lot, the MAV or Sales Associate position is probably not for you. Some times it can be really dead but in the store you can usually find little things to do or that need to be done.

    Advice to Management

    Great store managers. Very fair and fun people to work with on the floor.


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