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Updated Jan 13, 2023

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Found 99 of over 154 reviews
3.3
38% Recommend to a Friend
43% Approve of CEO

Found 99 of over 154 reviews

3.3
38%
Recommend to a Friend
43%
Approve of CEO
Whitney Museum Chairman Emeritus Leonard A. Lauder (no image)
Leonard A. Lauder
25 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Most Coworkers were great to work with.(in 9 reviews)
  • "Friendly staff and everyone treated interns with respect.(in 8 reviews)
  • "I learned a lot and gained plenty of valuable experience.(in 3 reviews)
  • "They offered extended hours so it was a great opportunity to pick up hours, lots of events, and extra hours for the biennial.(in 3 reviews)
Cons
  • "Pay is low for the city and role.(in 13 reviews)
  • "Clueless management and poor construction will ensure a long career with no chance of advancement.(in 7 reviews)
  • "Not that many full time positions (no benefits)(in 5 reviews)
  • "I can't name names on this site, but the head female manager of Visitor relations needs to locked away in a psych ward and kept away from people.(in 4 reviews)
  • "Long hours and working round the clock(in 3 reviews)
Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Dynamic Position

    Jan 13, 2023 - Manager of Administration in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Access to a wide range of museum activities with generous PTO.

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth are undetermined and difficult to navigate.

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  2. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Assistant Performance Coordinator

    Nov 17, 2022 - Assistant Performance Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great staff, good health insurance

    Cons

    Pay, work/life balance, lack of upward mobility

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  4. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Very little room to grow

    Nov 23, 2022 - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Colleagues, Art, Artists, Location, Audiences

    Cons

    Leadership, Lack of growth, bad benefits, high staff turn over, low morale

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Friendly Staff/ Low Pay

    Nov 2, 2022 - Marketing Assistant 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and meaningful work

    Cons

    Low pay and few opportunities for promotion

    1 person found this review helpful
  6. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    The Quitney

    Nov 4, 2022 - Visitor and Gallery Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great colleagues, surrounded by artwork all the time, first dibs on new exhibits, fairly flexible work schedule (good for a student/freelancer)

    Cons

    Terrible upper management in all FOH departments, high turnover rate = constant revolving door of FOH staff, FOH creates value for the museum but is constantly micromanaged and underpaid, VERY FEW opportunities for career growth

    2 people found this review helpful
  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Great Place to Work

    Aug 30, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    High Energy organizations are filled with artistic passionate people.

    Cons

    I don't have a bad thing to say about Whitney.

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great place to work

    Aug 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Nice sense of community, thoughtful and intelligent peers

    Cons

    Lack of professional mobility and development

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  9. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Incredible!

    Aug 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    the work environment was amazing. I learned a lot about similar employment.

    Cons

    It was too slow paced for me.

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Has potential

    Aug 4, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    It’s a very open minded company that gives a lot of leeway to employees to be themselves.

    Cons

    The health benefits only get worse. It’s unorganized on the best of days. Employee retention is awful.

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  11. 4.0
    Former Employee

    Great

    Jul 12, 2022 - Art Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Consistent Art work immersion daily

    Cons

    Potential working of Long hours

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Whitney Museum has an overall rating of 3.3 out of 5, based on over 154 reviews left anonymously by employees. 38% of employees would recommend working at Whitney Museum to a friend and 20% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -12% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Whitney Museum employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Whitney Museum. This rating has decreased by -8% over the last 12 months.

38% of Whitney Museum employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Whitney Museum 3.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 2.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Whitney Museum to be work life balance, workplace, coworkers and the cons to be diversity and inclusion, benefits, career development.

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