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Getty Images Co-Founder & CEO Jonathan D. Klein
Jonathan D. Klein
102 Ratings

Pros
  • They encourage professional growth and a work-life balance (in 22 reviews)

  • You get to work with some great people (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Lower-level decisions are frequently overridden by senior management, who may not be very competent in these matters (in 10 reviews)

  • snarky, two faced middle management and a mickey mouse club mentality (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Sales Execuitve

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Getty Images full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits,work environment, solid product

    Cons

    changes too much to fast

    Advice to Management

    Change is ok, but do a better job of preparing for it.

  2. Nice place to work but no where to go

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Former Employee - New York in New York, NY

    I worked at Getty Images full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun and warm coworkers
    Exposure-- you get to work with a really broad scope of media and media companies, great for networking
    There is a huge plus to working for the clear leader in an industry.
    Lots of different kinds of projects to work on will definitely keep you busy and interested

    Cons

    The knowledge base of the sales force can be a real challenge
    Politics
    Processes--very ticket/process oriented
    Ridiculous targets
    Leadership rarely acknowledges work
    You'll really have to fight and vocalize your worth and accomplishments

    Advice to Management

    I think investing in the future of the company by rewarding people who really add value, many of the best people there are continually overlooked until they go else where.

  3. Great Culture, terrible retention

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Getty Images (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people were great! We have Happy hours Friday afternoon at the drop of a hat! (nearly) every team had great energy and enthusiasm. I loved working there.

    Cons

    They can't seem to keep their people (and I never figured out why). Also, though "No Silos" is a stated value, in my short time there, I often saw departments leave ignore teams' work, when acting on it could provide value to the larger organization.

    Advice to Management

    First, figure out why people are leaving you in droves. It's surely impacting your bottom line. Then work on incorporating the company's values into everyone's daily workflow.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    A powerful name in the industry run by a crumbling workforce

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

    I worked at Getty Images full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great people, you'll likely make lifelong friends here
    - Good work/life balance
    - Incredible product, some of the best photography in the world
    - Casual office environment

    Cons

    - Never paid on time despite constant requests to resolve the issue
    - Terrible retention and constant layoffs leading to depressingly low morale
    - Too many stakeholders on projects often leading to delays
    - Nonexistent professional development
    - Departments were practically entirely separate companies
    - Ancient web platforms & technology

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people. No valuable worker should have to wonder daily if they're going to have a job next month.

  6. Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Getty Images full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the people are great.
    very interesting industry and market leader.
    work is challenging but people do not take themselves too seriously.
    great benefits.
    competitive pay.

    Cons

    not the most diverse group.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great People, but Company rests on laurels

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Getty Images full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, very passionate, and some of them very knowledgeable and professional.

    Cons

    Professional development is virtually non-existent, technology org is dragging its feet on innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Blow up tech org, invest in people.

  8. Excellent Work Environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Getty Images

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers
    Fun Office Vibes
    opportunities for growth

    Cons

    None at all
    Some annoying secretaries

  9. Satisfying

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Network in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Getty Images full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong leadership, commitment to technology, lots of work to do. The pace of work is a bit daunting at times, but I also call it job security. Opportunity to grow into different parts of the job.

    Cons

    Very, very, very, busy. A bit overwhelming at times, but if you like technology, it is fun.

    Advice to Management

    Stronger commitment to redundancy and operational stability.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The best photographers
    Beautiful, thought provoking content
    Talented creative researchers, art directors and other team players on the ground across the company
    Great office locations
    Benefits package

    Cons

    Extremely reactive and immature senior management team for the most part
    Weak marketing organization -no leadership, old school politics, no communication, low morale
    CEO has become completely out of touch with the people
    Extreme attrition, constant layoffs and organization changes has created a highly unstable company and fear based culture.
    Losing great talent in droves

    Advice to Management

    Live by your leadership principles or don't bother having them
    Deal with the marketing organization leadership sooner than later
    Care for your people in words and deeds
    Forget about the competition and focus on Getty Images. Take the high road.

  11. Great Senior Leadership, exceptional content

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Getty Images full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great culture, great benefits, talented workforce, lean organization keeping company profitable and successful, innovative and audience and customer focused, great working environment

    Cons

    Sometimes nontraditional hours, some niche products limiting mobility in possible career paths, some technology is limited but isnt significant


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