artnet Reviews

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
15 Reviews
2.8
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Needs clearer direction, greater transparency

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at artnet full-time

    Pros

    Great, friendly, young, down-to-earth coworkers, beautiful office space, good way to break into the art market field

    Cons

    Lack of transparency from execs, low salary, little room for career growth, minimal vacation time

  2.  

    Great company despite the management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    great product, great employees
    beautiful office

    Cons

    badly-run, family-owned company,
    no appreciation from management,
    no clear vision for the future of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees and communicate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    artnet - PDB

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Editor in New York, NY

    I have been working at artnet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, learning a lot about auctions and the art market, things you can't learn in school

    Cons

    No room for growth, jobs seem to be disposable and raises don't reflect the amount of work you accumulate

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    IT leadership is seriously flawed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Information Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Information Technology in New York, NY

    I have been working at artnet full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful company to work with, young CEO who acts like your peer and participates in all employee events, wonderful colleagues.

    Cons

    IT management is in shambles, too much favoritism, too much group mentality, as mentioned in the title the current IT leadership is in shambles, The current management is highly opportunist and will replace you with their own pre-screened person no matter what you did for the company. CEO has been apprised of the situation from multiple exiting employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See the cons. If you want bright people to stay in this company replace IT leadership. They are running company like their own personal business with no respect for people who work hard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Department in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Department in New York, NY

    I worked at artnet part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Nice offices in downtown Manhattan
    Staff is friendly, helpful, hardworking and very welcoming

    Cons

    Can be very hectic and disorganized
    Lack of job description
    Lack of career growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure everyone knows the role they are supposed to play. I came into a new position, and someone in the department left very shortly after I did. Obviously, that is grounds for some disorganization, but it continued throughout the rest of my time there.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Underwhelming environment to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at artnet full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people, access to events, lots of autonomy

    Cons

    Low pay, lack of investment in projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Salaries should be more competitive and managers need better people skills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Ups and downs.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at artnet full-time

    Pros

    Good overall intro to the art world. Good people and general atmosphere.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs, management changes, and high turn over. Information isn't readily shared with all employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increased transparency.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Better & better...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at artnet full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - New stakeholders and VPs means better long-term strategy and forward thinking
    - Higher salaries across the board since Jacob Pabst took over as CEO
    - New website about to launch

    Cons

    - Not much room for upward mobility because it's a small company
    - Lots of turnover in entry-level positions (pay them more, please!)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job! Keep investing in your teams and allowing for thinking outside the box. Things are changing for the better with better Best Practices and more buy-in for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The New artnet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at artnet full-time

    Pros

    Since the new management team has taken over, many things have changed at artnet for the better. The new office is beautiful and a pleasure to work in. Everyone is treated with a high degree of professionalism and respect. Every team has a very clear plan and focus and is working well together to push things forward. There is a high degree of integrity and fairness both in regard to our work and how people are treated.

    Cons

    The web site is pretty old, and although I hear they are working on improving it, who knows when it will actually be fixed up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    boring but guaranteed hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PDB in New York, NY
    Current Employee - PDB in New York, NY

    I have been working at artnet full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    relaxed culture, left to your own devices as long as the work is done, consistent 8 hour days with 1 hour lunch, don't get any trouble for days off, a lot of young workers <30, eye candy, niche market very little competition or threat

    Cons

    mind numbing boring, almost impossible to seek opportunities to move across departments, only had 1 review all my years, as an art company first and foremost pay is poor, turn over is fairly high because of how boring it is, prefers to seek talent outside of company rather than within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep your workers informed, look from within for talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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