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fast-paced, creative company for those who thrive on change

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Former Employee - Senior Management  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Senior Management in Seattle, WA

I worked at Corbis full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Creative fun people, good benefits, great location and environment, good life/work balance. Leaner leadership tier leaves greater opportunities to impact from all levels.

Cons

Frequent change in leadership, direction, attrition and lay-offs. Trade-off of sub-par compensation for more growth opportunities and challenges. Leadership can range from senior and disconnected to junior and naive.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get a strong CIO, focus on revenue generating initiatives, stop wasiting time/effort/focus on side projects. Be honest with employees and truly address morale issues, not just white wash them.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good company but unstable

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

    I worked at Corbis full-time

    Pros

    Not an 8 to five job. There is some flexibility in hours. The pay is not high but it's liveable. The people at this company make the job - they're excellent.

    Cons

    There are requirements for working every other Friday night. The size of the team determines how many Friday nights you work. Recent layoffs of long-term employees have destroyed the tribal knowledge base.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Settle. Set one long-range plan and stay with it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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 for 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
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