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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Reviews

Updated April 20, 2017
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  1. "Good overall"

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    Former Employee - Membership Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Membership Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good, secure employment and consistent, predictable job tasks. Management is fair.
    Good colleges and Human Resources is supportive and willing to assist with any issues.

    Cons

    The institution is very slow to promote from within unless you really push for it. New procedures aren't communicates in advance.


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    "Disconnected management"

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    Current Employee - Microsoft Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Microsoft Systems Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get to tell people you work at a museum. That's about it haha.

    Cons

    Bickering IT management. One is a overbearing princess, other is an apathetic slacker. Both bump heads on a daily basis. Lack of teamwork. Everyone works in their own silo. Nobody has LinkedIn there. Kiss your career network goodbye haha.

    Advice to Management

    Less apathy, more action.


  3. "Director of Security"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Walnut Creek, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A World Class Museum to visit

    Cons

    Leadership and Administration by committee


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  5. "SFMOMA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun and engaging environment to work in, awesome hours and good pay.

    Cons

    Museum closed and lost job.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to gain experience"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At SFMOMA, you can get noteworthy experience that will take you places. Most people are incredibly competent and driven to do great work. Smart people at every turn! Very motivating environment.

    Cons

    Bu-reau-cratic! Very hard to get things done quickly due to endless hoops to jump through.

    Advice to Management

    Art isn't brain surgery... there could be more room for fun, team-building, and more of a general sense of well-being for employees.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Shame on SFMOMA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (More than a year)

    Pros

    The name SFMOMA can take you many places. HR is supportive if you ever have any issues, and most of the people you work with are very nice and supportive.

    Cons

    Pay is super LOW for SF. They make you take time off around the holidays, but don't pay you during that time, so it comes out of your vacation time. VERY LIMITED advancement opportunities. There is really only one level you can go up after being an assistant.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of the people who work to better your institution. Many of you really take advantage of them, and take them for granted...


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Technician at the SFMOMA"

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    Current Employee - Art Technician in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Art Technician in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Supportive work environment, Opportunities for skill building, problem-solving and engineering solutions, as well as electrical, carpentry, A/V issues, and exposure and experimenting with new technologies and fabrication processes. Flexible scheduling, and exposure to cultural dialogue and relevance on an ongoing basis.

    Cons

    Workflow can be hindered by constant interdepartmental decision making processes. Interdepartmental interactions can be very limited, lateral position changes within areas can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on workflow and morale, experiment with cross-discipline positions to increase employees flexibility and efficiency.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Offsite Gallery Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Offsite Gallery Assistant, Marketing and Communications Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Offsite Gallery Assistant, Marketing and Communications Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    SFMOMA's staff is growing quickly leading up to the opening of the newly expanded building in 2016. Jobs are highly competitive and staff members are intelligent, creative, and hardworking. It is a vibrant place to be with ever-changing exhibitions and new accessions coming in. Part of the joy will be getting to know the new building before it opens to the public.

    Cons

    The pay is low so you have to somehow afford to work for so little. The workload can be overwhelming when departments are short-staffed.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "SFMOMA Artists Gallery"

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    Former Employee - On-call Artists Gallery Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - On-call Artists Gallery Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Working on-call at the Artist Gallery was a positive experience. I had the opportunity to see great local art, meet artists, and meet collectors. The director as well as the team was supportive, knowledgeable and organized.

    Cons

    Since it was on-call and mostly geared towards one major event, there were limited opportunities to work.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Ambitious museum with smart employees"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Access to world-class art. Smart employees. HR team is great and looks out for employees.

    Cons

    Not a lot of cons, but job could be better compensated.


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