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Moma Reviews

Updated September 10, 2018
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Glenn D. Lowry
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Pros
  • "Great people and working space, you could meet other interns who came from all over the world" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Great culture, great resources, world-class art" (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "Little room for growth, no weekends off, no holiday time off" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Gererally low pay with no chance of moving up within the museum" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Public Relations Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Moma full-time

    Pros

    staff, environment, mission of the museum

    Cons

    pay is low by industry standards


  2. "Bookstore Sales Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Moma part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people
    Great benefits
    A beautiful, exciting place to work with discounts on good art books, interesting gifts

    Cons

    Christmas time got insanely busy

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Front of House Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Moma full-time

    Pros

    great Museum, lots of perks with MoMA ID, amazing health benefits, company culture within departments is very supportive between non-management staff.

    Cons

    low pay by any standards, museum doesn't seem to understand how hard their employees work and can be abusive at times. Management can be manipulative; asks for you to do a project and takes credit.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it professional. If you can't be transparent don't pretend you're everyone's best friend. Also, pay for what you want. If you want A+ service from staff, support raises and pay increases.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Security"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Moma full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, some of the workers

    Cons

    No Procedures, horrible management, no training or support

    Advice to Management

    QUIT


  5. "associate conservator"

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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 Moma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the museum is in a great location, has an amazing collection, wonderful colleagues, and generous resources

    Cons

    the institution is large and bureaucratic, and has some archaic policies and procedures that are hard to change


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great collection, shoddy management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Moma full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits for full-time employees, including vacation days and healthcare
    Subsidized cafeteria
    People are smart, passionate about what they do

    Cons

    Incredibly low pay (though somewhat par for the course of the art world)
    Long hours
    No formal review and very slow promotion system
    Inaccessible management
    Low morale

    I know this looks like a disgruntled former employee (and perhaps it is) but I was amazed in turns by how toxic the company culture could be. This was my first foray into the art world and wonder if it's a reflection of the broader sector, or this really is just an institution that disregards its employees.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your junior employees better! The fact that there's a 40X difference between senior and junior staff is astounding. MoMA also hires a lot of contract employees, who have little stability.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Security"

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

    I worked at Moma full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefit package. Many good people (family atmosphere)

    Cons

    Poor Management, to many clicks!

    Advice to Management

    A company that has been est, over 85 years should have directives and procedures to train employees there is much talent within those walls, encourage this!

  8. "front lines"

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

    I worked at Moma full-time

    Pros

    working with a living artist

    Cons

    the pay is low compared to other institutions.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Staff"

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

    Pros

    work load isn't hard, simply daily task, and best part leaving everyday at 5:30PM on the dot.

    Cons

    To much drama in the office between staffs, and the worst poor management team.

    Advice to Management

    please learn how to train your staffs and stop having drama in the office this isn't high school


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Designer"

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    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Moma part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best museum in the world

    Cons

    Everything was good! Great evitonment

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say


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