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Updated March 16, 2017
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  • of the decisions made by upper management in regards to their direction of the company (in 19 reviews)

  • On-going threat of job loss as the senior management has tried to cut their way to success (unsuccessfully as it happens) (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Incompetent CEO or Lay-Offs Are NOT a Long Term Strategy!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Wouldn't You Like to Know in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Wouldn't You Like to Know in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Regular employees were great
    - Environment was relaxed ,could work from home

    Cons

    - Middle to Upper Management was terrible
    - CEO was completely incompetent, feckless and had no discernible vision- CEO was a complete idiot.
    - Company focus and direction changed every 6 months
    - Constant regular layoffs, instead of a real strategy and direction, which gradually over the years eroded all morale and enthusiasm anyone had for the company
    - They thought company social gatherings would offset the obliteration of morale caused by the idiotic choice to have constant layoffs...it did not
    - Regular laying off senior people so they can keep less-experienced people with lower salaries...which of course hurt the efficiency of the company as you were left with a less experienced staff (DUH!)
    - Ageism (see the above item)
    - A requirement for all management seemed to be the ability to make the worst decisions possible
    - CEO retained position due to white male privilege despite years and years of complete failure and incompetence while regular workers were regularly laid off for doing great work

    Advice to Management

    Well...Garey Shenk ran the company into the ground and now it's been sold..
    Only two items of advice
    1) STICK WITH DAMNED STRATEGY FOR MORE THAN 5 MINUTES
    2) LAYOFFS ARE NOT A VIABLE LONG-TERM STRATEGY FOR SUCCESS! ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU CUT ALL THE EXPERIENCED PEOPLE!


  2. "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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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

    Colleagues - co-workers were amazing people; Flexibility; Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Company lacked direction; morale was very low due to constant layoffs; office location

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people that actually do the work for the company - many of them are brilliant and underutilized. The company has been sold, so really there is nothing I can say to help.management.


  3. "Sr. Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Corbis full-time

    Pros

    Great people - knowledgeable about photo archives and business. Fantastic archives.

    Cons

    Clueless CEO & bad management.


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  5. "Great people in a directionless company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Best collection of images in the industry. Talented people who work hard.

    Cons

    Strategy changes every six months. No clear direction.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "great while it lasted"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    some of the greatest most hard-working people Ive come across

    Cons

    n/a since they were recently bought by Getty


  7. "Business Development Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager Business Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager Business Development in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay
    Co-workers were great but exhausted. The company had been through a few layoffs and it was beginning to take its toll on the employees.

    Cons

    The stock images business was doomed to fail at the moment the company first decided to not invest in the website.

    Advice to Management

    You sold the company so...No advice from me.


  8. "Anonymous Employee"

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

    I worked at Corbis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with nice and dynamic team. Enjoyed working at Corbis. Very relaxed and able to balance work life.

    Cons

    Too many changes happens in no time. Company's management do not have vision. Top level executives do not care much about employees. They will lay off any employees at any time.

    Advice to Management

    Bring new CEO and CFO. Company should have goals, vision, and objective for the future growth.


  9. "It's over"

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Great work/life balance
    Transit pass

    Cons

    Low salary
    No idea what it wanted to be


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to get a paycheck"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are great. Awesome location.

    Cons

    Lack of vision, constant change


  11. Helpful (4)

    "AE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Corbis full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great family atmosphere. Loved my coworkers and clients. Exciting industry to be part of.

    Cons

    Too many layoffs and different directions. The company needs to maintain one business plan and stick to it.



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