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Sotheby's President, CEO, and Director Bill Ruprecht
Bill Ruprecht
25 Ratings
  • Summer Intern

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    I worked at Sotheby's

    Pros

    Undoubtedly, a super-cool place to work. You can tell that Sotheby's is at the apex of the Art World from the second you walk into the building.

    Cons

    Summer is a slow time in the art world, and this reflects on the work load for everyone at the company, especially the interns. Just an issue of timing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain the strong structure of the internship program. Perhaps streamline some responsibilities for intern with the department heads prior to the internship so some interns are working hard while others aren't. Besides for that, its great.

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    Neutral Outlook
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Sotheby's Interviews

Updated Mar 22, 2015
Updated Mar 22, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

53%
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17%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

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Interview Difficulty

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    Client Service Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe what steps I would take to assist a displeased client.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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Website www.sothebys.com
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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