Whitney Museum Reviews

Updated Dec 30, 2020

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3.1
53%
Recommend to a Friend
20%
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Whitney Museum Chairman Emeritus Leonard A. Lauder (no image)
Leonard A. Lauder
13 Ratings
Pros
  • "Museum access, get inside look at upcoming exhibitions(in 11 reviews)

  • "access to other museums for free with plus one admission(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-life balance; People work long hours here and they all work really hard(in 5 reviews)

  • "My job required a lot of overtime work, and there was little to no help received even when asked multiple times(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "x"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Curatorial Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Whitney Museum full-time

    Pros

    Artist first museum and ethos

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for career advancement

  2. "Great people on front of house staff."

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Whitney Museum part-time

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with.

    Cons

    Management could be more considerate


  3. "Fine"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Gallery Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Whitney Museum full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work with great front of house staff.

    Cons

    They make you feel like it's not a worthwhile job and just something to do in transition.

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  4. "bleh"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Temp Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whitney Museum full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some nice people working there

    Cons

    This museum has very nepotistic hiring practices.

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  5. "Great job, but still a job"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Visitor Services Assistant 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Whitney Museum full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Relatively easy days, decent pay compared to other customer service work, excellent perks (free entry to virtually all museums everywhere), really cool coworkers

    Cons

    Very repetitive, tons of weird administrative hierarchy

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  6. "Management of VS Not Great"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Visitor Services Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whitney Museum part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -people you work with are great -you get invited to some nice events

    Cons

    -management has their favorites and it shows in the promotion and retention

  7. "Burns you out"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whitney Museum full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - colleagues are smart, wonderful, and supportive - the programming and exhibitions are insightful, intuitive, and great - fun perks

    Cons

    - there really is no room for advancement and the pay is extremely low for the job. When I presented proof of pay disparities to my manager, it wasn't taken seriously. My job required a lot of overtime work, and there was little to no help received even when asked multiple times. I loved this job, but the amount of time and work it required of me was way too much in comparison to the compensation. I didn't feel valued as an employee and I saw there was no actual room for me to grow despite promises in my initial interview.

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  8. COVID-19

    "Amazing job"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Educator in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Whitney Museum part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great, healthy and positive environment. They provided the proper training.

    Cons

    Unfortunately because of the COVID-19 many positions were terminated

  9. "Assistant Position"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Whitney Museum full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Access to the museum's events, shows, artists.

    Cons

    Pay is low for the city and role.

  10. Helpful (1)

    "Demeaning to work on the front lines"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Member Services Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Whitney Museum part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I cannot think of a pleasant moment from my time at the Whitney. This job was the worst job I ever had. I don't even list it on my resume anymore.

    Cons

    The middle management team (specifically visitor services & membership services) are the most condescending people I have ever met. They openly yell at front-line staff and demean them in front of visitors and other staff. There is little to no chance of advancement for these roles, but they tell you otherwise when you interview. Do not work as a visitor service assistant or member services assistant at the Whitney!

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