Moma Reviews

Updated Apr 24, 2020

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3.2
29%
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59%
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Moma Director Glenn D. Lowry (no image)
Glenn D. Lowry
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "Learnt so much, great people to work with and learn from, gave me lots of responsibility and the stipend helped(in 7 reviews)

  • "Lots of exciting events and exhibitions going on at the museum(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Little room for growth, no weekends off, no holiday time off(in 6 reviews)

  • "Not much avail to transition from temp to full time,(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Wonderful team atmosphere"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Moma full-time

    Pros

    Warm community based on teamwork Incredible mission Proximity to world-class art

    Cons

    Communication between departments could be better.

    Moma2020-04-24
  2. "An amazing place to be"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Moma full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You get to witness history being written. The exhibitions are breathtaking, and to be able to sneak into galleries when the museum is closed and have a quiet moment is something to remember for a lifetime.

    Cons

    Can be tough to navigate all the departments and big personalities. Management views it as a privilege to work there so they don’t do much for employee enrichment or growth or satisfaction. You will also work all hours. The museum is open 7 days a week and no matter what department you’re in, you’ll get emails or there’s be events at odd times.

    Moma2020-04-15
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Immature Management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Guest Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Moma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits package and insurance. It's also great to meet and help people from all over the world.

    Cons

    The management is very immature in handling their staff. When promoting from within there are some managers that have remained friends with people they are now tasked to manage and let that clique attitude overtly bleed into the everyday work, clearly picking favorites from their friend groups. Turning a blind eye to conversations and time on their phones that takes time away from the guests. But if you are not part of their clique nothing you do will be satisfactory. They don't speak to their staff directly and keep a "laundry list" style of things they disapprove of and wait weeks before they address it, which by that time they have already decided their displeasure in your work. When you ask for feedback on your work they beat around the bush in the moment and do not speak to you directly.

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    Moma2020-01-30
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Disgruntled Employees"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Moma part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting work environment. Interaction with guests from across the world.

    Cons

    Managers are unhappy. Understaffed for the demand.

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    Moma2019-12-03
  5. "Freelance art handler"

    5.0
     
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Moma

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Little to no communications from mangement and its Unclear where you stand at any given time.

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    Moma2019-10-11
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Would not recommend"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Moma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They provide good benefits to employees.

    Cons

    There is no room for growth

    Moma2019-10-25
  7. "Great Experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Curatorial Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Moma full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everything is at your finger tips: the library, the galleries, the collection database, lectures, movies, public programs, staff caf, an employee discount at the MoMA store! A great place for curious minds. Worked with a brilliant curator who let me work full time even though the internship was initially offered for 2 days/week.

    Cons

    Interviewed for a few full time positions after my internship ended that I did not get.

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    Moma2019-10-09
  8. "Not a bad company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Moma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great leadership, perks, fun place to work

    Cons

    Job can be repetitive, no room for growth

    Moma2019-08-06
  9. "pretty nice company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at Moma full-time

    Pros

    good environment, great place to work at

    Cons

    heavy hours, didnt learn that much

    Moma2019-02-15
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Prestigous Title but Terrible Job"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visitor Services Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Moma full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The space is beautiful, no denying the magnificence of the museum's collection. Most of the coworkers are cool/art-minded. Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Seemed almost punitive to young (under 40) people. Low pay, poor structure. No opportunity for promotion or raise. Higher management positions look down on the front-end workers. Frequently the members are vicious, nasty snobs. Erratic schedule that changes weekly. Impossible to get time off. Yes, they offer decent benefits but good luck ever actually being allowed to take time off. Weekends and holidays are required, as are some late nights. Abusive use of temp workers. Any opportunities for advancement went to less-qualified outside applicants.

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    Moma2019-02-10
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