I have gained some great friends working here at ARTSY.
I encountered one of the rudest and unprofessional experiences here at ARTSY. My friends who hear my stories are appalled at what I went through and to this day, I get disappointed. First of all,... ARTSY and management lack empathy. They do not care about you and your well being. There is developing finger pointing behavior but when it comes to management and their negligence, they turn the other side. When a problem arise, it is your problem. Pay is also extremely low and they ensure you get the smallest raise with terrible excuses. Lack of transparency. Lastly, some managers are amazing and are always looking out for their team, but mine was definitely not this type. Constant gaslighting, retaliating behavior, bullying, insecurity, and lieing. This manager of mine made me cry several times after work, and changed my entire personality. I am now skeptical and no longer bubbly as I used to be.
The office is at World Trade, nice views and makes for an easy commute
People managers and executive leadership are not equipped to lead a business. In September they conducted a round of layoffs that predominately impacted the Talent/HR teams. In the All Hands... afterwards, they explained that the company had just scaled too fast. I should have left then after discovery the horrible mismanagement of leadership. Mind you, up until August, leadership was opening office outside the US, from Canada to Amsterdam. Then the layoffs occurred in September. In the following months, employees have been overworked and overwhelmed, particularly with the support required for holiday campaigns. Many of us have worked tirelessly, late into the evenings and even during Thanksgiving and through Black Friday/Cyber Monday where client managers were not allowed to take off in the event a client needed assistance. After BFCM, leadership kept reiterating record breaking performance (which were achieved with many of them on PTO for the holidays while their employees were kept working.) With the messages from leadership you would assume the business was doing alright. However, fast forward to right after the New Year, leadership conducted another round of layoffs the first week of January. Once they used their employees to get through the holidays, they cut us off immediately. Leadership here is a joke.