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Sotheby's President and Chief Executive Officer Tad Smith
Tad Smith
4 Ratings
  • Highly mismanaged executive staff

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    Former Employee - Gloobal Security Manager in College Point, NY
    Former Employee - Gloobal Security Manager in College Point, NY

    I worked at Sotheby's (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great artwork, security team is excellent

    Cons

    management team is very out of touch


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    Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Sotheby's (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Long and tedious. The HR contact was friendly and responsive. However, the department that I was interviewing with had a few internal changes during the same time that I was interviewing, therefore the process took much longer than expected. During the first interview, I had to take a writing test and a math test, which I later found out that no one from my division had to take them. The second round, I met with the department manager, as well as the business manager, both of whom were extremely professional. Overall, the process took almost two months but the people were nice enough. At the end of the process, the company made an offer, which I took. However, after many years, I slowly realized the company is awful with promoting from within (though apparently it was good at this at some point...before the company became publicly traded). Eventually I was annoyed enough and bored enough to go else where.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in five years. The typical bs HR questions.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Some back and forth. We finally met half way.

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Website www.sothebys.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1744
Type Company - Public (BID)
Industry Retail
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Sotheby's believes that every man's trash is another man's treasure -- especially when that trash happens to be a pricey antique, a rare collectible, or a distinctive work of art. Along with rival Christie's International, Sotheby's dominates the world's auction house market. It orchestrates hundreds of sales each year at its auction centers, dealing mainly in fine art, antiques, and collectibles. Sotheby's collects commissions and fees from both the buyer and the seller on each sale. It also provides loans (secured against works of art ... More

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