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"unending funding - the only safety net!"

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

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

Pros

global Presence
good compensation benefits
good place for work-life balance
good benefits (not great benefits)
good source for funding (never ending)

Cons

perishing industry
poor IT and no sr management in IT
people leaving
promotions are unfair
professional hiring team unable to attract talent

Advice to Management

give the board the real picture and not hide under 'consultant slides'. hire sr management talent in IT

Other Employee Reviews for Corbis

  1. Helpful (1)

    "No Vision, Unaccountable Sr Leadership, layoff-restructure-layoff-restructure"

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

    I worked at Corbis full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some very nice people work there.
    Nice building.
    Some good coffee and food in the area.
    Easy to get to by bus, reasonable parking near by.

    Cons

    Consistent restructures twice a year resulting in mass layoffs.
    No vision, no direction, no accountability from the Sr. Leaders.
    Makes the same mistakes over and over.
    Lack of support for employees and career development.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you do. 20+ years of constant instability and no direction, perhaps you've missed the point.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "This is a company acting like its on its last breath"

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

    I worked at Corbis full-time

    Pros

    Private funding from a single owner
    Lots of good people who work hard and try their best
    Up to date technology base

    Cons

    Stock photography is a challenged field right now. Cheaper equipment in the hands of more people drives all the margins down, putting pressure on any company in this arena. But this simply exacerbates the problems that are systemic at Corbis with their unfocused and subpar leadership. They spend time on too many things without making real progress on any of them. There is little respect between business and technology. And the most recent layoff cut some of the strongest people in the company. Margins may require these types of cutbacks, but there appears to be no light at the end of this tunnel for anyone except senior management, who may get a bonus at the end of the year for meeting a short term target with no regard whatsoever for the future.

    Advice to Management

    You make a lot of money selling the rights to Albert Einstein, but you neglect one of his most revered sayings: "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results". Stop anything that hasn't made a profit. Throw everything into what has a chance to succeed. And stop jerking everybody around in the meantime.

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