77% would recommend to a friend
(607 total reviews)
74% approve of CEO
Found 607 of over 965 reviews
Updated Nov 21, 2023
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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
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- "great people and connections" (in 95 reviews)
- "Great mentors and colleagues." (in 48 reviews)
- "Benefits is good and the people" (in 40 reviews)
- "I enjoyed and learned a lot from the lunch lectures every Tuesday and Thursday." (in 18 reviews)
- "The team is great and very supportive, christie’s is an incredible place to work at." (in 18 reviews)
- "low pay at junior level but when you get up the com is fair and much more rewarding" (in 60 reviews)
- "Salary is low and pay grades are not transparent" (in 55 reviews)
- "Long hours and not fixed hours" (in 29 reviews)
- "poor management too many entitled people" (in 28 reviews)
- "There is no work life balance." (in 13 reviews)
Ratings by Demographics
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- 5.0Nov 6, 2023Lead PhotographerFormer Employee
Creativity, Artwork, People, Location, Professionls
Location, High Security, No parkingChristie's Response3w
Thank you for your five star review.
- 3.0Oct 31, 2023AnalystFormer EmployeeNew York, NY
Access to art, specialists in the field
Poor pay and limited progressionChristie's Response4w
Thank you for your review. We are glad you appreciate our expertise and access to the incredible art around us. We have multiple opportunities available in order to boost career progression including free masterclasses and training with our Learning and Development team and weekly vacancy reports to alert colleagues of potential job opportunities. We continuously evaluate the total compensation and benefits our staff are offered to ensure we remain competitive within the industry.
- 4.0Oct 20, 2023Managing DirectorFormer EmployeeNew York, NY
Fascinating industry and unique environment
Lots of frequent changes in leadership with little industry experience.Christie's Response5w
We are glad you find our industry fascinating and unique. We strive to ensure our staff are representative and knowledgeable across the wider art industry including those with gallery and museum backgrounds. Thank you for your review.
- 4.0Aug 8, 2023OperationsFormer Employee, more than 5 years
Some of the most intelligent, dedicated and passionate specialists and professionals all around especially PWC
None to speak of with the exception of outsourcing facilities and operations. You terminate experienced and passionate staff and bring inexperienced people who have no idea of (or care) what the art world is about and then realize you get what you pay for.Christie's Response4mo
Thank you so much for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your time with our intelligent, dedicated and passionate employees. We will pass on your thoughts about outsourcing and team structuring to the Operations Department. We value this direct feedback as it helps us develop the company for the future ensuring our staff have an enjoyable experience at Christie's.
- 2.0Jul 5, 2023Administrative AssistantFormer Employee, more than 1 yearNew York, NY
Taking a peek at the ultra-wealthy and examining all the most valuable artworks in the world. Most specialists are wonders to work with, with their depth of knowledge in art and culture. However, overall it's catty working with female-dominant spaces, with the majority suffering from internalized patriarchy.
They expect your rich mommy and daddy to pay for your rent while you work minimum wage after you've paid 200k to study art history.6Christie's Response5mo
Thank you for leaving your review of your time with us. We are glad you were able to view some incredible art works. We pride ourselves in our staff and the knowledge they possess, it is what makes the industry such an exciting place to work. With regards to our salaries in recent years we have invested heavily in bringing up the salaries of our junior staff members globally both in terms of their fixed and variable compensation (doubling our bonus opportunity for junior colleagues). We acknowledge there is always work to be done and pledge to continue investing into our employees.
- 2.0Sep 8, 2023Comms DirectorFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsNew York, NY
Access, proximity, interesting and creative
Insular, cliqu-ey, lack of clear strategyChristie's Response3mo
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed having access to the art and that you found the environment interesting and creative. The art world is a small and niche sector however we do have a clear vision and strategy; one recent example being the creation of Christies ventures to invest in start-ups in and around the art world.
- 2.0Jul 25, 2023Sale CoordinatorFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsNew York, NY
engage with top tier collectors, specialists, and artworks
terrible work culture, toxic environment, imminent burnout, extremely overworked and underpaid1
- 4.0Aug 1, 2023Appraisal AssistantCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Hybrid work model, opportunities for growth, responsive team players
Pay is insufficient for a NYC-based employee in 20231Christie's Response4mo
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We provide opportunities throughout the year for our staff to develop and grow. As for salary, we keep this under review at all times to ensure we are offering competitive salaries in addition to our generous benefits package in the industry.
Christie's Reviews FAQs
Christie's has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 965 reviews left anonymously by employees. 77% of employees would recommend working at Christie's to a friend and 67% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.
77% of Christie's employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Christie's 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.6 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.