Corbis Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
129 Reviews
2.4
129 Reviews
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Corbis President and CEO Gary Shenk
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Pros
  • Work-life balance in IT is actually pretty reasonable, and the team genuinely cares about your livelihood outside of work (in 10 reviews)

  • Nice people at the low to mid levels, good benefits, vacation, etc (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior Management and the entire business vision, or rather lack of it (in 14 reviews)

  • upper management, lack of communication, silos maintained (in 14 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, great company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corbis full-time

    Pros

    Great work / life balance and fulfilling work with good compensation. If you like being part of the entertainment Industry this is a great place to start. Corbis has good of opportunities as the company is growing with new product launches.

    Cons

    thee have been lots of new people with mergers and acquisitions of new complementing companies and the new pieces don't always fit perfectly. There is a little bit of a disconnect between the layers of management and to much of a focus on new products while existing clients suffer as a result of less attention.

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  2.  

    Great people and a great company to work for!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Corbis as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly people and a company that has a great working atmosphere and culture. They really care about their employees, and it shows in all of our day to day activities.

    Cons

    The only downside for me is commuting to Seattle, but even that is not much of a con because they give me an ORCA card to catch the train.

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Corbis has a great culture, great people, and a great work environment.

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    Former Employee - Junior Financial Associate Intern  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Junior Financial Associate Intern in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Corbis

    Pros

    Great career development potential
    Casual and collaborative work environment
    Management genuinely cares about employees
    Global company with international prestige and growth strategy

    Cons

    Company is in a state of flux as it is exiting from a retrenchment due to the recession and begins rapid expansion. Also, some office processes are antiquated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to pursue global growth and acquisitions as a way to combat the threat of microstock proliferation. Keep the emphasis on making Corbis a great place to work.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A very FUN and successfully-transforming company in a creative and ever-changing industry!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Corbis

    Pros

    Corbis has the mission of "empowering creativity," and truly its suite of products from photos, to videos, to iconic personalities are very inspiring. The employees are very talented and typically come from a top-tier creative or technology background. The company is rooted in an industry that has been significantly disrupted (stock photography), and that has led to a lot of positive, transformative change. It feels in many ways that the company is finally unleashig its potential and fulfilling the expectations that so many people have had of it over the years, given the Bill Gates ownership. For "entrepreneurs" who thrive on change and the opportunity that it creates, Corbis is a great place to develop your career.

    Cons

    The company is in a state of constant change, and sometimes it can be overwhelming for people who like stabile work environments. Additionally, while the company is on a great track, sometimes the challenges of overcoming its more traditional culture get in the way -- however, this is quickly changing for the better as the company gains focus and momentum from its new directions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change and a constant drive towards profitability and improved performance is great, but never forget the importance of investing in employees and developing your culture along the way. Your strategy is very solid, make sure that you always have the same focus on the people.

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    If you want to lead innovation, this is YOUR place.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Corbis

    Pros

    Transparency
    Opportunity for growth and development
    Opportunity to contribute and be supported by a team that is in it with me
    Culture of openness to ideas supported by strong business justification
    Fun, creative atmosphere where I feel okay to be uniquely me
    Superb work life balance - they encourage me to work hard and play hard and hold dear the things I think are important for me

    Cons

    More competitive pay
    More creative benefits and rewards
    More clarity on career paths
    Cultural shift from "old" patterns hard to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to criticism and see the reality of the employee experience
    Be creative with ideas and transparent with employees
    Demonstrate corporate values and demand it from everyone

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    An excellent place to work with lots of opportunity for growth.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corbis full-time

    Pros

    * Advancement opportunities present themselves regularly
    * The atmosphere is laid back and supportive
    * Creativity is valued and encouraged
    * Pay and benefits are at the high end of the market

    Cons

    * Being nimble means lots of change, both in plan and practice which some find it challenging to adapt to

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