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Incompetent IT Management

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Current Employee - Finance Director  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Finance Director in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Corbis

Pros

I work with some great people who care about their work.

Cons

- No clear vision or direction provided by senior management.
- Disconnect between corporate management and Sales.
- Key senior IT positions recently filled w/inexperienced and incompetent individuals.
- No effort to retain good people
- Very poor morale

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on employees. Look at your talent and develop it. RIF current IT executives.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good Company, Tough Industry

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Corbis

    Pros

    Great product -- some of the world's best images
    Good compensation (if you make sales targets)
    Decent benefits
    Tends to attract creative, interesting people

    Cons

    I was in the LA office -- there was some downsizing and the office didn't have the exciting vibe of some of the bigger offices. It felt like it was on the side a bit.
    The stock photography industry is in decline. Made it harder to make targets (and money) each year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for opportunities outside photography.
    Don't forget the LA office -- lots of good people there. You are too Seattle-centric there. You need to be more about LA or NY if you want to be a more recognized media company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    An Exercise in Futility

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Corbis

    Pros

    Experienced and competent co-workers
    Good benefits
    Downtown location

    Cons

    Promotions are often of the wrong people into the wrong jobs
    With few exceptions, managers are ineffective team leaders
    Director level and above management is, for the most part, out of touch with employees
    Lack of trust in upper management
    Initiative to improve culture is being led by CEO and cronies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should be selected and promoted by their ability to lead a team toward common goals, not based on their tenure or success in pet projects
    Consider programs such as Six Sigma to enact change/growth of focused, competent managers
    CEO should excuse himself from projects to improve company culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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