Bonhams

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2 people found this helpful  

Fun business to be in, but not for the long haul

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at Bonhams

Pros

Its great to be surrounded with art and antiques, and you will learn a lot. Attending the auctions is exciting.

Cons

Few opportunities for advancement, low pay, and if you go to an exempt position you can expect really long hours. Company does not like to hire new people, so all areas are usually understaffed and work is dumped on the unlucky few.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Put together a structure where people can keep advancing and earn more, otherwise you will never be able to keep experienced staff.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dreadful place to work, absolute abominable treatment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Trainee/Cataloger in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Trainee/Cataloger in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Bonhams full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting colleagues who are really passionate about their craft.

    Cons

    Senior management doesn't have a clue, underpays their staff well below what is a fair market rate, demand absolute commitment outside of work hours, don't invest in development, don't offer any sort of incentives, don't provide the required materials to do the job correctly, and line managers don't champion their staff at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice necessary, they have heard it all before but still refuse to take care of their staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Insightful and fun!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Bonhams as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere compared to other large auction houses and the most accommodating staff! A+++

    Cons

    Some odd work environments and transportation to and from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the concerns of the staff, especially those who are doing multiple jobs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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