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"Favoritism is very present there"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Getty Images full-time

Pros

-Agree with other recent posts. Very Social company to work for. Nice monthly onsite events during work hours if you are able to enjoy without your boss staring you down. After hours social events are fun as well.

Cons

-Favoritism is very prevalent and in the Sales department it can make or break your success there.
-Agree with other posts too many managers and unnecessary unproductive meetings eat up your entire day sometimes.
-Downside of being such a social office is the constant gossiping you hear.
-Ineffective management techniques and sales coaching.

Advice to Management

Treat everyone on your teams fairly. Dont give out more leads to the people you like or help them more. And do not reward lazy workers.

Other Employee Reviews for Getty Images

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Growing pains"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Getty Images full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sociable culture with lots of HR-sponsored events, lots of smart people, good benefits, charity matching program up to $1000 per employee per year, plenty of opportunities for both horizontal and vertical movement, promote from within rather than hiring outside management, good work-life balance, decent compensation

    Cons

    Endless reorgs are disruptive, have embraced extreme programming practices to an unhealthy degree, developers spend a lot of time on things other than writing code that implements the requirements

    Advice to Management

    Challenge the need to cover every line of code with testing or build frameworks or do pair programming at all times and increase emphasis on efficient delivery


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Lack of direction and decision making. Poor and rude management"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are very few.
    1. The casual dress code
    2. 25 cent soda in the New York office

    Cons

    The expectations weren't properly explained from the beginning of my employment there, despite asking all the relevant questions during all of my interviews (i.e. work-life balance, travel, any requirements about hours, etc). There is a lot of back stabbing and rumor mills. They pride themselves on being "cool" but then the overly social atmosphere makes it very difficult to get work done during business hours. There is very little documentation for projects (if any) and therefore, no change management when the entire direction is modified. There's way too much play and not enough work, unless you're willing to work from 8am-6pm without lunch. For a larger, global organization, there are WAY too many hourly employees. More than I've seen anywhere. So, as a result, they treat salaried employers as hourly ones and it's demeaning. It's a bit of a Mickey Mouse operation. Wasn't a good fit for me. There were also very different rules for everyone. Some people can work from home, others can't or are accused of "not being in the office enough" when there was a family situation. There's also not much weight put on performance reviews. Seems to be more of a formality than an exercise that will show your accomplishments and provide opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you clearly set expectations during interviews with potential employees. It also would be beneficial to treat all employees with a greater degree of respect. Focus more on working hard and less on playing hard. No one NEEDS a cocktail hour in the office on Fridays.

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