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Getty Images Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
134 Reviews
3.2
134 Reviews
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Getty Images CEO and Director Jonathan D. Klein
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They encourage professional growth and a work-life balance (in 21 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Getty Images full-time

    Pros

    Great group of creative individuals. Fun environment with many great functions to keep the environment rewarding and gratifying. Good time off policies and health benefits. Lots of free food and candy.

    Cons

    Separation of departments, sometimes it's hard to understand what other people in other departments are up to or actually do. It's an office situation so sometimes it can seem a bit monotonous. Lots of free food and candy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to get a better idea of what each department does.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    By far, the best place I've ever worked.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Getty Images full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    leadership walks the talk; great work-life balance; exciting and dynamic environment; people truly live the values and care about one another; innovative and inclusive

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Lovely company to work for

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Getty Images full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced
    Lovely people
    Good company culture and good moral values that run through the business
    Digital business
    Leader in their field
    Location is very central

    Cons

    Once in, not many option for moving around
    So many changes can be counter productive at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seriously review the whole sales process

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic place, if you like constant change

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Getty Images full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people are great, the CEO is inspiring in terms of the game changing products and strategy; the products are fabulous. The company is always changing and evolving in every way.

    I love the way that information about the company is freely distributed to everyone. I have NEVER worked anywhere that provides so much information to the employees about the company, future plans, past performance.

    There are a lot of very smart, dedicated people who work here.

    Cons

    In some departments, there is a sense of dead-man's shoes in terms of career progression. There are also some Seattle-centric work flows that defy all logic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Getty Images full-time

    Pros

    Great Company with a fantastic attitude towards business and how to treat their people

    Cons

    No downside to working in this company. very satisfied

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company, growing and making big moves to be a leader in stock image photography

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Getty Images full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Collaborative Environment, managers really listen to you and care for your work. Colleagues are brilliant and enthusiastic.

    Cons

    long working hours, external market factors and competitors are continuing to erode our competitive edge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Getty Images full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture, People, Product, Office, Comp

    Cons

    Always very busy and a lot to do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    I love the people I work with/for. If you are adverse to change, this is not the place for you.

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    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Everyone is passionate about the work they do. It is rewarding to be surrounded by people who care so much. Having been here for as long as I have I expect things to change regulary and would think something was wrong if things got stagnant.

    Cons

    We are the global leader in digital media creation and licensing. Our office could use a makeover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. If there is a place to improve, it is with random acts of recognition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The best place you'll ever work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    International and globally collaborative environment. Talented colleagues from diverse industries. A fierce appetite to be number 1 and take calculated risks. An incredible community and sense of fun. Opportunities to shine in your role and be seen by senior management. You actually want to get up and go to work.

    Cons

    My commute...I guess I'll have to move

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Atmosphere, Great People

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    The atmosphere is upbeat, modern, and the location is in the SOHO neighborhood in New York City. The people are friendly, and they love to mingle and partake in after-work activities. Overall excellent place to work.

    Cons

    Salaries aren't generous, and bonuses are not guaranteed. Operations are broken up between New York City and the Corporate Headquarters in Seattle, WA. So you may hit a corporate ceiling depending on what department you're in, as they have centralized much of the operational roles in WA. Project Management is not streamlined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salaries, restructure some of the fundamentals in project management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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