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My time at The Met was Wonderful!
Executive Assistant (Temporary) (Former Employee), New York, NYJune 25, 2014
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the premier cultural institutions in the world and I cannot explain how wonderful it was to work there. The people were lovely and the environment was creative and stimulating.
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Intern in Accessibility (Former Employee), New York, NYMay 29, 2014
Pros: learning about accessibility and many other things like art.
I was working in Accessibility at the Education department coordinating programs for visitors with disabilities.
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Productive, great learning experience
Temp (Former Employee), New York, NYMarch 19, 2014
Everyday was different but for the most part, easy-going. The employees were friendly and well educated. I learned something new from the curators on a daily basis which was nice. Coming from an art history / business background, I was impressed with the diversity and intensity of each employee. It was great.
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Laid back place
Visitor Services Assistant (Current Employee), New York, NYNovember 8, 2013
Pros: co-workers
Cons: rude guess, managers care more about the guess then your feelings, getting paid every two weeks
It's a real laid back place.. The art is beautiful but the manager just care more about guest feelings then there employees.. If you complaining about something don't expect a change!!!! They dont help!!!
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Accounting Intern (Former Employee), New York, NYApril 16, 2013
It was a great place, historic and true exposure to non-profit. Really got an understanding of non-profit business.
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Great Experience
Stock Associate (Current Employee), New York, NYFebruary 7, 2013
Great Environment, Beautiful Art, Friendly Staff, Learning Experience.
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Teaching Intern (Former Employee), New York, NYAugust 30, 2012
Pros: everything
Allowed for growth
Strong cultural awareness
Developed interpersonal skills
Educational experience
Was a wonderful opportunity
Great people
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MET REVIEW
Senior Production Specialist (Current Employee), New York, NYJune 4, 2012
Pros: healthcare, retirement, access to museum anytime
Cons: top heavy management
The Museum is a wonderful place to go each day, in respect to the building and collections. It is truly one of the most beautiful institutions in the country, if not the world. For those who appreciate beauty and the art world, it is an amazing place to come to each day. Professionally speaking, the work/life balance is good. The hours are fair and – more... the benefits package is excellent (retirement, health). In terms of compensation, the pay is lower than comparable jobs in the marketplace. There is very little room for growth or advancement, even for those who truly excel within their positions. There are also many layers of upper management with a much smaller pool of individuals doing the majority of the work. The top heavy management causes timely delays in decision making as well as conflicting and confusing directions for subordinates. – less

Ciel – December 20, 2012

I'd agree with your statements, as a former employee of a museum. This seems to be the mix of issues with most museums. When working for a museum, all of this has to be taken into consideration. Its a wonderful place to be involved with, but growth and pay are not what you might find elsewhere. My 5 year stint was priceless as far as education and wonderful colleagues, but there was little growth potential.