Bonhams - Fun business to be in, but not for the long haul | Glassdoor
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"Fun business to be in, but not for the long haul"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Its great to be surrounded with art and antiques, and you will learn a lot. Attending the auctions is exciting.

Cons

Few opportunities for advancement, low pay, and if you go to an exempt position you can expect really long hours. Company does not like to hire new people, so all areas are usually understaffed and work is dumped on the unlucky few.

Advice to Management

Put together a structure where people can keep advancing and earn more, otherwise you will never be able to keep experienced staff.

Other Employee Reviews for Bonhams

  1. "General working culture"

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

    I worked at Bonhams full-time

    Pros

    Good work environment
    Meeting new individuals in different departments

    Cons

    Monotonous work
    Lack of career development

    Advice to Management

    Work on updating the existing systems and have better training procedures in place.


  2. "Dickensian working conditions"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bonhams full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic co-workers, great talent, working with wonderful things.

    Cons

    Dickensian working conditions, no appreciation from management most of which need putting out to pasture. Knightsbridge was great saleroom as opposed to Bond Street who are only trying to be what they never will be. Nepotism is rife, senior management only out to line their pockets regardless of who they are stepping on.

    Advice to Management

    Flush out the dead wood management especially in Knightsbridge as he is killing what was once a great, dynamic, fast paced, friendly working environment. Stop trying to emulate Christies and Sothebys because you will never be them and you're killing what you were actually good at and losing good talent in the process

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