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2 people found this helpful  

It's ok

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Getty Images full-time

Pros

If you live in the city its great

Cons

No bounses anymore. Salary doesn't get much of a bump year to year.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lack of direction and decision making. Poor and rude management

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

    I worked at Getty Images full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are very few.
    1. The casual dress code
    2. 25 cent soda in the New York office

    Cons

    The expectations weren't properly explained from the beginning of my employment there, despite asking all the relevant questions during all of my interviews (i.e. work-life balance, travel, any requirements about hours, etc). There is a lot of back stabbing and rumor mills. They pride themselves on being "cool" but then the overly social atmosphere makes it very difficult to get work done during business hours. There is very little documentation for projects (if any) and therefore, no change management when the entire direction is modified. There's way too much play and not enough work, unless you're willing to work from 8am-6pm without lunch. For a larger, global organization, there are WAY too many hourly employees. More than I've seen anywhere. So, as a result, they treat salaried employers as hourly ones and it's demeaning. It's a bit of a Mickey Mouse operation. Wasn't a good fit for me. There were also very different rules for everyone. Some people can work from home, others can't or are accused of "not being in the office enough" when there was a family situation. There's also not much weight put on performance reviews. Seems to be more of a formality than an exercise that will show your accomplishments and provide opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you clearly set expectations during interviews with potential employees. It also would be beneficial to treat all employees with a greater degree of respect. Focus more on working hard and less on playing hard. No one NEEDS a cocktail hour in the office on Fridays.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    middle management should be thrown in traffic

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    Former Employee - Technical Department in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Technical Department in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    decent pay, super casual dress environment

    Cons

    middle management is useless, doesn't really grasp what their staff do, non-technical mgmt in charge of technical departments, ultra-silo'd, cranky vp with a napoleon complex. Not solutions-oriented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a different field to work in. You don't understand what your employees do, therefore you do not have the capacity to properly evaluate what they do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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