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Gagosian Gallery Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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  1. "Top of the industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gagosian Gallery full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with top artists and their works. Very skilled staff. Majority of coworkers are a pleasure to work with. Can be hectic at times but overall it is a pretty laid back environment.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth. Salary increases occur just once every two years (though they are sizeable)


  2. "good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gagosian Gallery (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Commercial gallery, large scale, connections

    Cons

    I do not really have any negatives


  3. "So and So"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY

    Pros

    Beautiful Working Environment, Great Facilities. Most of the permanent employees are kind and helpful.

    Cons

    A couple of interns were working on real projects that were pretty interesting, and all the rest usually end up covering front desks, running errands and bringing coffee. Although it is a nice working environment, it definitely is not a very educational experience! You get to see some of the day-to-day activities at the gallery, but you don't really learn about any of them.

    Advice to Management

    Plan the internship program better, so that interns are encouraged to use their actual potential and to work on real projects. The complete lack of planning in regard to the interns suggests that the interns' work is seen as cheap labor.


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  5. "former security guard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Guard in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Security Guard in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    working for the Gagosian gallery was a great experience cause you meet different people and its fun to see people enjoying themselves.

    Cons

    its a long ways from 8th ave and if you don't like walking you might want to pass on this one.

    Advice to Management

    please rehire me if you want to keep getting great ratings such as the one i'm giving.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Gallery Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Gallery Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Gallery Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gagosian Gallery (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and environment to work in.

    Cons

    I have no cons

    Advice to Management

    Great job!


  7. Helpful (8)

    "The Devil wears Prada... and works at Gagosian"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gagosian Gallery full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pros are that you have access to great art and art resources (Gagosian library). Also you will meet a lot of interesting and/or famous people (as well as wanna-be celebrities) who come into the gallery.

    The other pro (though I think this is a con) is that you will spend 90% of your time staring at your computer pretending to do something important. So basically, the work is really easy. It's the people who are difficult.

    Cons

    -I worked full time for $8 an hour- yet still had to maintain the illusion of glamor and wealth.
    -There's no training period. They will throw you to the lions on day one and expect you to perform. Also, don't expect much feedback on whether you're doing a good job or not. Most co-workers expect you to mind read.
    -Basically, it really is like the movie "The Devil Wears Prada". I worked over 40 hours a week and got yelled at by everyone.
    -It is a very competitive, hostile work environment. You need a thick skin to work here because people will literally hang up on you as you're trying to ask them a question.

    Advice to Management

    - Be more realistic with potential employees at the interview. I was told the company was "like a family" and that employees "had no job titles" and "went out to happy hour together". Total rubbish.


  8. "Great Gallery"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice office spaces. Exposure to information about many of the world's top artists. Ability to take on projects and responsibilities if you have the effort and drive to do so.

    Cons

    Somewhat informal culture can cause slow flow of information throughout the company. Can be stressful. The gallery is open to the public, sometimes crazy people come by. Limited lunch options.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the bathrooms more often, hardware gets broken. Implement an employee discount at Kappo Masa. Consider switching to Mac computers.


  9. "Internship"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Experience at blue-chip gallery with international staff and renowned artists. Able to meet represented artists and help at fancy events.

    Cons

    The gallery is very hierarchical - as an intern, I mostly had menial administrative tasks and did not find it a challenging experience. Team members were not knowledgeable about the arts, and were also quite stuck up.

    Advice to Management

    Engage all coworkers equally and empower interns/lower level employees by providing them more challenging tasks.


  10. "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great staff, huge opportunities and access to artists and the gallery business.

    Cons

    Wanted to work more hours!


  11. "gallery intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good training and eye wide open experience.

    Cons

    Low pay, on other cons

    Advice to Management

    no really


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