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"Confusing place to work."

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

I have been working at Corbis full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

Great people. Product can be interesting. Can move upward if in right position and motivated.

Cons

Confusing messages from upper managment, or no messaging. Layoffs are frequent. Poor leadership. Negative messaging about industry and company from managers. "We're doomed" attitude from management, or they just leave suddenly.

Advice to Management

Figure out how to invest in the technology and back end sytems. Hire and motivate positive and talented leaders to steer the ship (rather than sink it.)

Other Employee Reviews for Corbis

  1. "sr software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Corbis full-time

    Pros

    technology move fast, allow people to conference or training.

    Cons

    business model is wrong, never have promotion!

    Advice to Management

    make sure group like team or family


  2. "Corbis: not selling art, you are selling widgets"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to see lots of really cool photography like the Bettman Archive and art from top artists like Andy Warhol and Ben Watts.

    Cons

    In sales, you are selling an image number, not consulting people on images and design. You do not have any input into the creative process. If you are about to take a job in sales at Corbis and think you will be able to use some creative background, think twice. They are pretty cutthroat on hitting numbers. You get an assigned number of accounts that you are expected to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management may want to invest in social media. Invest in a better site. Corbis needs to reduce its salesforce size and be more of a "vending machine" for images.

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