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"A waste of time"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Corbis full-time (More than a year)

Pros

some great minded people with a true passion for photography. nice offices.

Cons

a corporate culture at it's worst: no risk taking, everyone is busy protecting their back, email obsessed, unhealthy competition between NY and Seattle office, constant layoffs, useless meetings, arrogance.

Advice to Management

Stop thinking of yourself as a big profitable company and start thinking as a start up with little cash.

Other Employee Reviews for Corbis

  1. Helpful (2)

    "They could have been a contender"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Photo Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Photo Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Amazing archive and historical collection
    -Some of the best photography/photographers on the market today.
    -Working with very skilled employees - a few of which still have a passion for photography and carry the torch of knowledge.
    -Learn a lot from colleagues.

    Cons

    -No job security, layoffs are annual.
    -No growth - promotions are rare.
    -Company focus is on money, period - employees and content providers come last.
    -Goals never consider the content providers, unless they're "high profile" and are willing to work with the company, on the company's terms
    -Culture is non-existant
    -No commitment to planing direction and a lot of flip flopping on goals.

    Advice to Management

    -Stop using layoffs as a cost cutting method - The company is losing precious talent
    -Stop following in the footsteps of the competition, create something new and find your own identity
    -Listen to your clients' needs
    -Allow employee evaluations of their directors and upper management - you'll be surprised what you find out


  2. "Great people and a great company to work for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Seattle, WA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Corbis as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people and a company that has a great working atmosphere and culture. They really care about their employees, and it shows in all of our day to day activities.

    Cons

    The only downside for me is commuting to Seattle, but even that is not much of a con because they give me an ORCA card to catch the train.


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