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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers Reviews

Updated Mar 6, 2019

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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers CEO Thomas Galbraith
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  1. "Learned a lot"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    I worked at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers for less than a year

    Pros

    You will work with great people who are interested in you and care about your learning. Hours were great - 10 am - 4 pm and was a paid internship. Overall was a great internship and I learned a lot.

    Cons

    Only one intern per department so I did not work with any others. Sort of a lonely internship but it honestly did not bother me because the full-time employees were all friendly and wanted to get to know you.

    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers2019-03-06
  2. "Intern"

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

    I worked at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone apart of the intern program was very engaged and made sure we had the opportunity to experience all sides of the auction house.

    Cons

    Had two of my mentors leave during the three months

    Advice to Management

    Hire those who are experienced in the field instead of cycling through employees throughout the company.

    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers2018-08-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "New President Will Grow Company"

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    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,

    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers2018-08-13
  4. Helpful (1)

    "On the Rise - Improving Situation"

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    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...

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    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.

    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers2018-08-01
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place with great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities and many things to learn

    Cons

    I have not much to say about this

    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers2018-04-23
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    "Full Time Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers full-time for 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.

    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers2018-02-15
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Growing Pains - Under Valued Potential"

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

    I have been working at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers full-time for 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...

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    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...

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    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers2017-10-16
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Department Director"

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    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

    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers2017-06-27
  9. Helpful (16)

    "Careful what you read on here."

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    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...

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    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers2017-04-05
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Freelance Photographer"

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    Current Employee - Photographer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You get to shoot a lot of different style of things. Anything from ancient artifacts to Operas old shoes can be on your shot list for the day.

    Cons

    Relatively fast paced without too much worry about the overall quality of photos unless its a premium piece.

    Leslie Hindman Auctioneers2016-12-29
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