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Updated November 28, 2017
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  • management - every thing you hate about upper management (in 20 reviews)

  • Indecisiveness, lack of follow-through, lay-offs (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "nice people not so nice management"

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Corbis full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    you co-workers, young and vibrant

    Cons

    management - every thing you hate about upper management


  2. "A Finally Sunk Ship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Corbis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic co-workers make for a good environment.

    Cons

    Management and opportunities for growth are terrible.

  3. "great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Corbis full-time

    Pros

    excellent benefits, great base, awesome peers

    Cons

    lack of communication, negligent management


  4. "R.I.P. Corbis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Corbis full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great group of people working to create an amazing collection of images.

    Cons

    Management's focus on product placement and music licensing at the expense of the success of the company as a whole.


  5. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Corbis full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great learning experience

    Cons

    Lack of of focus and direction

    Advice to Management

    Sadly, they're gone, so no advice to give


  6. "Media Cataloger"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corbis full-time

    Pros

    Interesting line of work at times

    Cons

    Tough to please management at times


  7. "Mostly good, while it lasted"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Corbis full-time

    Pros

    Worked with some great people
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Executive team not focused on main revenue stream
    Shrinking market couldn't support extravagant cost of sales

  8. "Sad to see it go"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corbis full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, great product

    Cons

    No commitment from management to the core business

    Advice to Management

    Sad to see it go


  9. "Not all bad, but never that great either."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Corbis full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best people I have ever worked with, and some very interesting problems to solve. Work/life balance was excellent. Decent salary and benefits.

    Cons

    There were a few exceptions to the rule, but in general, there were problems in upper management from what I heard. I only saw the after effects.

    Advice to Management

    The stock photography market shrunk, but other companies are still alive and profitable. Why not Corbis? What decisions did you make that caused the company to fail?


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not sad to see them go."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There wasn't anyone that you really disliked

    Cons

    in 26 years Corbis was never a company that showed a profit, and depended on others to keep them afloat. When they were not showing a profit the solution was to replace people, primarily upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make the same mistake going forward. Replacing people may be appropriate but make sure the people you replace are the right ones.


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