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Corbis Reviews

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. Helpful (1)

    "great while it lasted"

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    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


  2. "Business Development Manager"

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    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.

  3. "Anonymous Employee"

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    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.


  4. "It's over"

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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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to get a paycheck"

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    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


  6. Helpful (4)

    "AE"

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    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Photo Editor"

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

    Pros

    Great, talented people. The people really make the company.

    Cons

    Management is disastrous - they have no creativity or vision. There is also no opportunity for career growth.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Churn is the norm..."

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    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool tech and projects along with a few smart people...

    Cons

    Unbelievable churn...4 bosses 10 months...everyone is gone now...

    Advice to Management

    Change in leadership, or just admit you are only in business to store Bill's goods.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits; tough, shrinking industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Best benefits in town; great Seattle office location in Pioneer Square; good equipment; great company mission, easy to rally behind; attracts lots of bright dedicated folks

    Cons

    The challenging stock photography and creative images market makes it very tough going; Getty is the bohemian in the market with a little something of everything which makes it toug for boutique shops - which Corbis ultimately is - to win consistent, big agreements.

    Advice to Management

    Reorient around entertainment, which it seems is long underway. Maintain a focus on employee communications, an area that has always lagged, to make sure everyone is rowing the same direction.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great People, Horrible Management of Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Corbis (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great, hard-working people who in some cases have been there for years which makes it feel like a family. The company is always expanding and acquiring new companies which is great in terms of staying relevant.

    Cons

    One of the biggest issues with the company is that it continues to change it's organizational direction. Year to year, your role can change without anyone even telling you that you are doing something you were never hired to do. If you dont meet the requirements for the new direction you will be let go - layoffs are constant at this company.

    Advice to Management

    Figure it out before you move too quickly in one direction. Also, build better connections to make deals happen - some teams have more pressure than others to produce.


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