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Updated November 7, 2017
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  1. "Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people listen to you and provide constructive feedback.

    Cons

    None. I always had good communication and help from the people above me.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!!


  2. "Working at Tate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tate full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Innovative organisation with commitment and drive to communicate the value of art to people's lives

    Cons

    Pay is public sector rates

  3. "positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Tate full-time

    Pros

    Great and humble human experience. I was part of a team of employees who all share a real passion for arts. The marketing department and the way it contributes to the festival organizations is very inspiring.

    Cons

    The duration of the job contracts might vary depending on the project, and it can be sad to leave when you've just begun to experience the right synergy.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing wrong in their approach towards the colleagues. Perhaps sometimes deadlines bring tension and stress, but is just normal.


  4. "poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    flexible working hours ;
    pay increases every year by around 20 p per hour

    Cons

    Zero Opportunities to Grow Within the Company;
    you'll may get to work about 20/25 hours per week but your contract will always be zero hours or 16 hours contracts only;

    Advice to Management

    believe in your employees, consider them, make them feel appreciated,


  5. "simple"

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    Current Employee - General Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - General Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tate part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Its good atmosphere to work in Tate catering

    Cons

    Small and unpredictable salary, high expectations

    Advice to Management

    Focus on salary


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandiser not happy"

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

    I worked at Tate full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice gallery staff and pictures on the wall

    Cons

    Our department always got the bonus and we were told by our manager

    CEO is cold and unfriendly and not very knowledgable about business so makes short term and weak business decisions - IMO

    Blames gallery exhibitions for weak financial performance and shirks any responsibility

    Exec team have so many away days and the results don't justify it - are they using the company credit card?

    As others have said, bullying is rife and despite flagging it HR ignored it. what is their bullying policy?

    Advice to Management

    Find alternative employment


  7. "Creative Industry and Unorganised Obviously ..."

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    Former Employee - Art Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Art Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tate part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - 20% discount in the Tate Shops and Canteens
    - Free Entry to Tate Exhibitions
    - Discount / Free Entry to Exhibitions in other well known galleries
    - Amazing staff room, overlooking London - good food at great prices
    - 1 hour unpaid Lunch
    - Colleagues are lovely

    Cons

    - Retail team has crazy hours - too much work / very tiring
    - Managers are two faced, not patient and don't listen

    Advice to Management

    - Listen to your staff
    - Train your managers to handle situations professionally

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    "Room for improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing galleries and art, creative and talented colleagues, opportunities to get involved in different cross departmental projects, HR department are supportive, opportunities to travel (within the UK at least)

    Cons

    Woefully underpaid and overworked, junior staff not respected enough (considered 'high churn'), departments are silohed, lots of cross departmental politics - particularly marketing / audiences vs digital, no real chance for growth or promotion, my personal experience with my manager led me resigning (I have no idea if anything was done by HR to rectify this after I left the gallery)

    Advice to Management

    Organisational structure needs to be considered more, especially with the idea that digital should be separate to the rest of content creation or marketing, junior staff should be paid and treated more fairly - it might make them stop leaving at least


  9. Helpful (1)

    "good fair employer"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    Pros

    *good vibe
    *great environment
    *bright and educated colleagues
    *trainings and workshops offered
    *great senior management

    Cons

    *management never present on a shop floor, a bit flaky
    *lots of bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    * change the management model and employ more extraverts


  10. "Operations Manager"

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tate full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good company, friendly staff, good work enviroment

    Cons

    not really any about workplace


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