Sotheby's Reviews

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Sotheby's President, CEO, and Director Bill Ruprecht
Bill Ruprecht
15 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 for 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 Jun 11, 2014
Updated Jun 11, 2014

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Sotheby's in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    Recruited through senior internal connections from college. Company hires within so important to make internal connections, set up informational interviews and get internal recommendations, who will submit your resume directly to hr on your behalf. Think about timing. Hire entry level directly prior to sales seasons. Most positions posted internally and hardly made public. Get your foot in the door and work hard to stay.

    Interview Questions
    • Very expected questions - "Most challenging work experience" "role in which you displayed leadership" "reasons for wanting the position"   Answer Question
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    Salary non negotioable
    Accepted Offer
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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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