Artsy Reviews

Updated Sep 6, 2021

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Artsy CEO Mike Steib
Mike Steib
29 Ratings
Pros
  • "Interesting work that is making an impact in the art world(in 9 reviews)

  • "artsy's(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There was very little respect when it came to work-life balance(in 6 reviews)

  • "The art world is maddeningly old-school, and so any time Artsy introduces a new tool or service, it's met with a lot inertia and protests(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Amazing

      Aug 5, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great culture, amazing and friendly colleagues, and an amazing work atmosphere - I can totally recommend working at Artsy as an engineer!

      Cons

      Aside from working with colleagues in different time zones, I can't think of many negative things about working at Artsy.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Fast moving company!

      Aug 2, 2021 - Operations 
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      Pros

      An exciting and high energy work environment, lots of autonomy, room for growth, an amazing team of coworkers and leaders who are always available to help.

      Cons

      Not really a con but as is typical of a start up moving this quickly, there is a lot of work to do and a need to pivot prioritization a lot. So really be prepared for speed with lots of moving parts.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      Jul 30, 2021 - Senior Business Professional in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Fast paced; complicated projects to work through; great opportunity to learn and see new ways of doing things; fun sector to work in; best overall team I've ever worked with

      Cons

      No major cons to the role

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Strong Mission, Focus and Great Team

      Jul 27, 2021 - Director of Product Design in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Clarity of mission, drive for results and a strong multidisciplinary team

      Cons

      Work lif balance is a challenge is start ups

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good leadership and growth potential

      Jul 25, 2021 - Sales Manager 
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      Pros

      Artsy supports leadership growth, gives independence and trust to employees and new leaders to develop and run with creative strategies to drive business results.

      Cons

      Some strategic company decisions could have more input or buy-in from from client facing teams.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Best, most talented team

      Jul 23, 2021 - Operations 
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      Pros

      -Amazing, talented, hard-working, interesting and dedicated team -Incredible exec team: impressive experience in their own area, good at general management, transparent and available -constantly changing, amazing new opportunities at every turn, making exciting changes to the art world (e.g. selling a $6m artwork via an online only auction, helping galleries make the transition to eCommerce) -lots of ownership -people-centric, good work/life balance, major focus on hiring good managers and holding them accountable -lots of formal and informal ways to learn -good/improving hygiene around decision making, strategic

      Cons

      -complex business & business model means there are a lot of trade-offs -not so much a con, just something to be aware of, the company is growing quickly now. Requires people to stay nimble. This also means lots of opportunity.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Executive Transparency, Improved Operations and Focus, Unparalleled People Team

      Jul 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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      Pros

      -The transparency at Artsy has always been a strong suit but has improved even more since Mike Steib started as CEO. Team members at all levels of the company get concrete and direct insight from executives in a variety of forums each week. It's hard to get a perfect score at transparency, but Artsy comes close. Those who are working at Artsy as a first or second job may not fully understand that what you get here is rare. -The operations at the company are the tightest they have been. There are still times where DRIs need to be cleared up or it takes a little chasing to get final approval on something, but overall things are moving as fast as they have, you are encouraged to try things, fail, and learn. And if you need help from a manager or exec, at least in my experience, it's easy to secure. -Our People team is fantastic and phenomenal. The amount of attention and care they put into the employee experience, employee surveys, explaining benefits, and compensation, and all other kinds of things that go into the Artsy experience and workplace is also very rare. You don't get this kind of attention and care at other companies—at least in my experience.

      Cons

      -There are a lot of moving points and a lot of different teams who have different concerns or tensions to deal with week to week; sometimes we can spend too much time listening to or addressing one team's concerns while ignoring another's. But this is probably true at many companies. -Our goal setting process each quarter can be improved. It feels like we often are setting goals while the new quarter is starting. I think at the department head level oversight can be tightened on our goal-setting organization and processes.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Fantastic company

      Jul 23, 2021 - Senior Director, Marketing in New York, NY
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      Pros

      - Strong executive team and clear company strategy - Lots of independence given to high performers. Ability to drive your own success and career growth. - Flexible work policies - Dedication to DEI - Global team

      Cons

      - Difficult industry to transform

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Best place I've ever worked

      Jul 23, 2021 - Executive 
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      Pros

      The mission is inspiring and rewarding -- it's great to know that you're changing an industry for the better. The team is talented, persistent and collaborative.

      Cons

      It's a fast-moving company and you'll need to be both flexible and innovative to thrive.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great company, great values, great vision and great management team. Artsy is an amazing company to work for

      Jul 15, 2021 - Principal Product Manager 
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      Pros

      I love working at Artsy, it really is an amazing company and I’m grateful to be part of it. The mission is challenging but at the same time very inspiring, the work environment is very dynamic, friendly, supportive, professional and puts you up for success from day 1. Clear understanding of goals and objectives that makes it easier for employees to understand what is important to focus on and have all the tools and means to succeed. Great values, above all the focus on Impact over perfection and being very transparent and open. At artsy we see a world where everyone is moved by art everyday, where art is easily accessible by everyone and democratised, not just a thing for the elite. As a consequence, we will support more artists in the world that will be able to live thanks to their own art and creation.

      Cons

      it requires flexibility for employees to wear different hats in their role. Still relatively early in the experimentation culture from a tech perspective.

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