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Christie's Reviews

Updated Aug 23, 2019

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Christie's CEO Guillaume Cerutti
Guillaume Cerutti
69 Ratings
Pros
  • "friendly, art world, nice location(in 33 reviews)

  • "The summer internship program featured frequent lunch-time lectures by employees in all areas of the company as well as trips to museums and galleries(in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "some days you need to work long hours(in 30 reviews)

  • "Largest con is definitely the low pay for entry level positions(in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Great Experience! Recommend!"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Christie's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good overview to the auction business with lots of hands on experience.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to become a full time employee

    Christie's2019-08-13
  2. "Intern Experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Christie's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working there was a really incredible learning experience. Everyone in the specialist departments appeared to be very passionate about their fields and their passion was contagious.

    Cons

    Gossipy environment, very few avenues for growth within the company.

    Advice to Management

    There should be more ways to grow at the company

    Christie's2019-08-05
  3. "Would Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Christie's for less than a year

    Pros

    World renowned art auction house. You get to see and experience art and auctions that the public would not. Positive benefits and company involvement Opportunity to learn a lot from senior specialists and department leaders.

    Cons

    Cataloging and Data system could be more user friendly and up to date ... may have changed since I worked there.

    Christie's2019-07-22
  4. "Great Access Minimal Training"

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I have been working at Christie's for less than a year

    Pros

    Access to art and library

    Cons

    toxic middle management and minimal communication

    Advice to Management

    better on-boarding and integration of junior staff and interns

    Christie's2019-07-24
  5. "great internship"

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Christie's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    amazing learning experience and an interesting learning environment

    Cons

    There is no compensation for summer interns

    Advice to Management

    would be incredible to be paid a little - even simply a subway pass

    Christie's2019-07-02
  6. "Great place to intern if you are interested in the Auction World"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Christie's full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some of the coolest/passionate people I've ever met! Amazing proximity to history's greatest works of art.

    Cons

    Really large company, so things move kind of slowly. There is really no work/life balance, so expect to work 80 hour weeks before your department's sale (if you work for a specialist department)

    Christie's2019-07-01
  7. Helpful (2)

    "High Prestige, Low Pay"

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    Former Employee - Associate Specialist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Christie's full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Brilliant and passionate co-workers, interesting and dynamic work environment, amazing opportunity to see incredible collections, excellent benefits package.

    Cons

    Low pay, long hours, poor employee retention.

    Advice to Management

    Offer your effective and talented employees incentives to stay proactively, before they decide to leave.

    Christie's2019-06-16
  8. "Great Department but Slow Period"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Christie's

    Pros

    The people are knowledgable and extremely capable. You get to observe how things work and see amazing art works.

    Cons

    If the department you're interning does not have any upcoming auctions, it can get very slow. You might find yourself sitting at your desk and waiting days for work to come.

    Christie's2019-06-24
  9. "Great Internship"

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Christie's for less than a year

    Pros

    The department that I worked in was extremely organized, diligent, and thoughtful.

    Cons

    hard to move around within the company, no compensation

    Christie's2019-05-29
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Sale Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    I have been working at Christie's

    Pros

    The access to the art

    Cons

    Low pay expect when working overtime which can be strenuous hours and high pressure

    Advice to Management

    Create career paths for entry level and junior positions and hire from within

    Christie's2019-06-11
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