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Gagosian Gallery Reviews

Updated October 9, 2014
Updated October 9, 2014
4 Reviews
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    Current Employee - Asdf
    Current Employee - Asdf

    I have been working at Gagosian Gallery part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    it is really really okay

    Cons

    it is quite boring actually

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    The Devil wears Prada... and works at Gagosian

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Gagosian Gallery full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The pros are that you have access to great art and art resources (Gagosian library). Also you will meet a lot of interesting and/or famous people (as well as wanna-be celebrities) who come into the gallery.

    The other pro (though I think this is a con) is that you will spend 90% of your time staring at your computer pretending to do something important. So basically, the work is really easy. It's the people who are difficult.

    Cons

    -I worked full time for $8 an hour- yet still had to maintain the illusion of glamor and wealth.
    -There's no training period. They will throw you to the lions on day one and expect you to perform. Also, don't expect much feedback on whether you're doing a good job or not. Most co-workers expect you to mind read.
    -Basically, it really is like the movie "The Devil Wears Prada". I worked over 40 hours a week and got yelled at by everyone.
    -It is a very competitive, hostile work environment. You need a thick skin to work here because people will literally hang up on you as you're trying to ask them a question.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Be more realistic with potential employees at the interview. I was told the company was "like a family" and that employees "had no job titles" and "went out to happy hour together". Total rubbish.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Glamorous Misery

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Gagosian Gallery as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I suppose one pro of working at Gagosian Gallery would be one's proximity to some of the world's most incredible contemporary art.

    Cons

    Basically the office culture is one of complete demoralization and everyone there seems to be in competition to see who can be the most miserable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    You learn a lot by just being there, but people don't pay any attention to you

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    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Gagosian Gallery full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Really incredible art all around you, busy sales environment where you can actually see how art is sold, who buys it, how it is shipped and installed etc. You learn a lot from looking around and listening but no one will ever bother to teach you anything.

    Cons

    Arrogant people treating interns pretty much as free slave labour. No one ever explains you anything - you just figure it out on your own and learn how to read people's thoughts and remember different habits. Extremely tiered system where orders are passed from directors to assistants to front desk staff to interns, obviously losing bits of information at every step. Expect to do physical jobs, i.e. delivering boxes of catalogues or helping move office furniture even if you are a girl. Everyday tasks are very basic and boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to treat all staff as individuals, not just those who are your superiors. And pay interns a fair wage, not just lunch and travel expenses, you can surely afford that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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