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Sotheby's Reviews

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48 Reviews
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Sotheby's President, CEO, and Director Bill Ruprecht
Bill Ruprecht
24 Ratings

    I enjoyed working at Sotheby's as a weekend receptionist.

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Lafayette, CA
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Lafayette, CA

    I worked at Sotheby's part-time (more than a year)


    The work was simple, but taught me about customer service, databases, and real estate. Good time off for lunch. Little supervision so can independently develop my skills.


    Not enough hours because I was only working ten a week. There was not a lot of work to do and the main receptionist was very anal about cleanliness.

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Sotheby's Interviews

Updated Feb 26, 2015
Updated Feb 26, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Client Service Representative Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Sotheby's.

    Interview Details

    Three rounds of interviews. First was a screening with a representative from HR. The follow-up was was with the hiring manager who asked how familiar I was with the art world and the types of clients they serviced, and what experiences I had that would prepare me for this role. The last was with the department head and the hiring manager.

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Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1983
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) to clients as part of its finance... More

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