Corbis

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Dysfunctional enterprise not living its values

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

I worked at Corbis

Pros

Work-life balance, excellent knowledgeable employees, good pay and benefits.
Digital Media is a cool and contemporary industry and subject matter is very interesting to work with and leverage technology for

Cons

Company touts egalitarian workplace values, and preaches employee retention measures then re-orgs almost annually, losing all credibility. The employees are dispirited and no longer trust management.
Corbis is always chasing the shiny object and never follows through on any concrete, innovative idea. They lack innovation and so they turn to cost cutting as their method for prosperity. It is sad, all those talented people in a company that cant lead then anywhere,

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sell the company to someone that can run it. After 20 + years, Corbis is yet to be profitable.
Corbis needs results or new leadership.
Stop treating employees as costs to be eliminated before the last of your talent walks out the door

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    exercise in futility

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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

    Decent benefits for a small company, however reduced over the last few years.

    Cons

    The tech investment is over, it's back in to the cutbacks again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good talent in the wrong jobs

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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

    can get your arms around the company and yet still has all the complexity and challenges of companies much larger
    staff seems to have passion for delivering good work
    location is good and casual
    hope that Bill Gates will infuse vision

    Cons

    senior management focused on dialing for dollars and not effective e-commerce and execellent product delivery
    broken administrative processes and supporting technoogies (finance, HR, legal) add hugh overhead
    short on strategy long on changing shotgun tactics
    little trust between senior management and staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you cannot save your way to profitability
    given our size - focus on doing fewer things with excellence as opposed to doing many things poorly
    make it a priority to retain employees as they are the greatest asset
    become more transparent in all aspects of our business

    Disapproves of CEO
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