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A waste of time

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Current Employee - Manager  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

I have been working at Corbis full-time for more than a year

Pros

some great minded people with a true passion for photography. nice offices.

Cons

a corporate culture at it's worst: no risk taking, everyone is busy protecting their back, email obsessed, unhealthy competition between NY and Seattle office, constant layoffs, useless meetings, arrogance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop thinking of yourself as a big profitable company and start thinking as a start up with little cash.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    They could have been a contender

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    Former Employee - Photo Editor  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Photo Editor in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    -Amazing archive and historical collection
    -Some of the best photography/photographers on the market today.
    -Working with very skilled employees - a few of which still have a passion for photography and carry the torch of knowledge.
    -Learn a lot from colleagues.

    Cons

    -No job security, layoffs are annual.
    -No growth - promotions are rare.
    -Company focus is on money, period - employees and content providers come last.
    -Goals never consider the content providers, unless they're "high profile" and are willing to work with the company, on the company's terms
    -Culture is non-existant
    -No commitment to planing direction and a lot of flip flopping on goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Stop using layoffs as a cost cutting method - The company is losing precious talent
    -Stop following in the footsteps of the competition, create something new and find your own identity
    -Listen to your clients' needs
    -Allow employee evaluations of their directors and upper management - you'll be surprised what you find out

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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