Corbis

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4 people found this helpful  

unending funding - the only safety net!

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Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

I worked at Corbis full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

global Presence
good compensation benefits
good place for work-life balance
good benefits (not great benefits)
good source for funding (never ending)

Cons

perishing industry
poor IT and no sr management in IT
people leaving
promotions are unfair
professional hiring team unable to attract talent

Advice to ManagementAdvice

give the board the real picture and not hide under 'consultant slides'. hire sr management talent in IT

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Corbis full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    First, until recently, the company attracted very talented technology resources (unfortunately, as inside stories are coming out, this may be one the decline). Second, the company owns motion and still content that museums and competitors would die for (and I am sure our founder paid a fortune for). Last and not least, the sole shareholder/benefactor has as deep pockets as it gets and the wherewithal to standby the proposition.

    Cons

    Other reviewers have pointed out the incompetence of IT leadership. I can't improve upon it, except to say it is only the top IT gal and the head of each department under her, except operations, that needs to be replaced by competent people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    First order of business, please stop the bloodletting, that is, letting go of the most senior people. Second, go beyond copying competition; be the leader that you are! Finally, for God's sake, buy a text book on management; all the advise you need is already in the text book ( or hire a couple of MBA's).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Corbis in the toilet!

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    Former Employee - General Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - General Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Corbis full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The people are awesome sans upper management.

    Cons

    Frankly, Corbis is circling the drain. Out of touch individuals are being allowed to make architectural and infrastructure decisions with little to no experience or understanding of the impact of those decisions. 2 rounds of layoffs in 2 weeks equaling 40% of the workforce cut while 1/2 million dollars worth of gear goes unimplemented and millions in gear are on the docket to be purchased.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit, just quit. You are over your heads and the ship is sinking fast.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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