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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Reviews

Updated August 13, 2018
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  1. "Great place with great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and many things to learn

    Cons

    I have not much to say about this


  2. "New President Will Grow Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced, interesting objects come in and out constantly, clients can be interesting people.

    Cons

    Lots of employee turn over, long interview process,

  3. "On the Rise - Improving Situation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers full-time

    Pros

    LHA is going through big changes throughout every aspect of the company. A refreshed and freed management team is reviewing procedures and policies for HR, marketing, consignment, and property. HR and exec team have re-evaluated the pay structure on all levels to meet the market price and to be competitive in the industry. Technology upgrades with computers, UX, communication/roadmapping, summer Fridays, more company outings, new interiors. Lots of great things happening at LHA, tell your friends.

    Cons

    New management = new teams. There is a lack of confidence that current employees will be rewarded and will be passed over for new hires from outside the company in Manager, VP and exec positions. No matching 401K. Struggling to communicate new ideas and to know who to communicate ideas to. Power struggle and vague steps for goals.

    Advice to Management

    Make each department set quarterly goals. Create a bonus structure that feeds into business getters and work grinders to support team efforts. Community workspace to take laptops and collaborate.


  4. "Full Time Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There is a lot of opportunity for advancement! Great coworkers as well.

    Cons

    A lot of seasonality in the business, which can lead to some busy times during auction season.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Growing Pains - Under Valued Potential"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The environment of LHA is high paced and competitive. Each employee is given a wide spanning list of responsibilities with in their department. Working here you will quickly learn to be detail oriented, quick study and to never stop learning.

    Cons

    Employees are compensated very poorly for the amount of time and responsibility placed on their plates. Many employees are doing the work of three employees. Expect to work over 13 hours per day consistently throughout the year and work many weekends. There is not a clear strategy or process to promote employees. It is often that promotions are given to individuals that come from outside of the company. Mid and lower level employees have such a wide range of responsibilties, they are all doing work well enough to get by. Clients are very demanding and not understanding that the company is understaffed. Employees are used and not nurtured which causes many to get burned out and jaded. Strong employees are given new responsibilities without relieving or delegating their old responsibilities to other employees.

    Advice to Management

    Create a strategic plan for the next two years that incorporates a better HR department, hiring and promotion strategies and compensation plan (either with education, money or better company culture). The current state of the company is chaotic and burns employees out, instead of nurturing and motivating them. Expand departments such as business development, operations and department account executives to help manage the amount of new business you are getting as you grow.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Department Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers full-time

    Pros

    Exposure and experience starting out in the Auction business

    Cons

    Long hours, low pay, unprofessional, poor leadership, churns employees rather than nurtures careers


  7. Helpful (13)

    "Careful what you read on here."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers full-time

    Pros

    N/A (There is a five word minimum in here)

    Cons

    All positive notes were incentivized. At a company meeting, employees were encouraged to write positive reviews on the site after so many people trashed it over the years. The rest is true… The company is failing FAST and it’s caused a lot of internal chaos and conflict. You’ll be compensated at poverty level and frowned upon for leaving on time or not volunteering on weekends. The CEO treats people like scum, often cursing and threatening them for not meeting impossible standards, turning good people into demonizing creatures like herself. She encourages the spreading of gossip, especially scrutinizing hard on women like myself for what they wear and how they act. Not the feminist you’d hope to work under. Oh and she buys her favorite five people condos, vacations, gifts, invites them to her home... I have watched many young people (especially recent grads) lose their dignity in this environment very rapidly, which is why I forced myself to write this. I hope that young people do not apply here and work somewhere else! What an awful, dark, miserable place.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Employees were kind and engaged.

    Cons

    Internship was unpaid with little to no guidance from senior employees (or the powers that be). Information sessions on the auction world and/or current art market would have been beneficial.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good people!"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    All of my co-workers are amazing, the atmosphere is really one of a team, will often promote from within

    Cons

    Ridiculous hours- this is not a 9-5 job, horrible clients, raises are extremely rare, the CEO can be very difficult. She is mercurial and often does not respect the rest of the staff.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company, Many Roles, Exceptional Knowledge"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Leader in the auction and art world. Exposed to exceptional objects and opportunities to learn everyday. Management encourages and supports employees to take on new responsibilities.

    Cons

    Unclear job descriptions and responsibilities. Cluttered and over crowded workspaces. Inefficient property flow and management. Unclear advancement opportunities and mentorship.

    Advice to Management

    Set up clearer mentorship and advancement system in relation to yearly and bi-yearly reviews. Design more room for workspaces and desks. Incorporate better compensation and incentives to company benefits.


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