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Bonhams Overview

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London, England (UK)
201 to 500 employees
1793
Company - Private
Retail
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Bonhams 1793 (named for its founding date) is one of the world's leading auction houses for those looking to sell or acquire fine art and antiques. The group auctions art, antiques, and autos in more than 70 categories, including modern art, photography, coins ... Read more

Bonhams Reviews

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  • "Preview Worker"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bonhams part-time

    Pros

    Exposure to knowledgeable, talented professionals and really incredible pieces.

    Cons

    Very low pay, cutthroat, preview workers often looked down on/overworked

    Advice to Management

    Make your pay competitive with Sotheby's and Christies for the preview worker program!

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Bonhams Interviews

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    Marketing Production Artist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Bonhams (San Francisco, CA) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Very informative and engaging discussion with the Director of Advertising. Lasted about 45 minutes to an hour. Conversational, talked some about the scope of collectibles they buy and sell, how my experience applied to their needs and touched on the pay and benefits (lowish pay but good benefits).

    Interview Questions

    • Focus was mainly on my experience and fit for the job. It seemed as though they also wanted to get a sense of personality.

      Eventually they chose someone else and I'm very disappointed, I was really excited about the possibility of working for them.   Answer Question
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