Brooklyn Museum Reviews

Updated 27 Dec 2020

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3.5
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12 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great mission, great vision, independent work environment, great colleagues(in 6 reviews)

  • "The benefits are great as far as art world jobs go given that it’s a big institution(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "low pay, not enough financial resources to implement ideas(in 7 reviews)

  • "The general environment is pretty toxic and there isn’t much room for growth(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "No room for growth"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The museum is always doing great work and most of the people that work there are kind, hardworking, intelligent people. At least with entry level jobs, it’s pretty 9-5 so makes a work/life balance manageable. The benefits are great as far as art world jobs go given that it’s a big institution.

    Cons

    The general environment is pretty toxic and there isn’t much room for growth.

  2. "Family"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teen Night Staff in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Brooklyn Museum part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Felt welcomed and included with every decision that was made.

    Cons

    They didn't have much hours.

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  3. "Great Experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - TNPC 
    Recommends

    I worked at Brooklyn Museum part-time

    Pros

    This place really allows you to tap in into a network of local and POC creatives

    Cons

    I think that sometimes other staff can be a bit rude.

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great museum."

    3.0
    Former Employee - Development Officer 

    I worked at Brooklyn Museum full-time

    Pros

    Great museum to work for. Great mission and vision.

    Cons

    Not the best on boarding process. Immediate team wasn't very friendly, making work a bit stressful.

  5. "One of the Best Places to be"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front of House Staff 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The other FOH Staff: - The museum always managed to hire other FOH staff that made the job seem more like doing business with a small family. There was usually never a bad one in the bunch. While some of the work may have been tedious it was always made better by close friends in the institution. The Museum : - Can't beat it!

    Cons

    Communication: - While I'm sure it was true of most larger institutions, communication between higher ups and FOH was subpar, at BEST. FOH staff was often left in the dark about a lot of important aspects of the institution and its business, which left us to take all of the negative side effects. It improved over the years, but it could have definitely used some work. Full Time: - It's almost impossible to get a full time job no matter how long you've been there. Essentially, come with 5-10 years experience already under your belt or don't bother coming at all.

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  6. "Enjoyed"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Brooklyn Museum full-time

    Pros

    People were friendly and it was enjoyable.

    Cons

    Commute was long for my location.

  7. "Great institution, great mission"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Brooklyn Museum part-time

    Pros

    Innovative programming, inclusive workplace, community outreach

    Cons

    Salary is meh, not sure of path to growth

  8. "Check it out"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Membership Host in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and good perks

    Cons

    Not enough hours, need more flexibility

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Low pay = high turnover and low morale"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Departmental Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great if you love art and the borough of Brooklyn which is what kept me there for as long as I did.

    Cons

    Low pay and too many part-timers filling roles that should be full-time.

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  10. "Good Place to Work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Brooklyn Museum full-time

    Pros

    Team atmosphere was really nice

    Cons

    Seemed like there was some issues with some departments

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