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"Mixed bag"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Casual, friendly environment, lots of room for growth, employees have lots of opportunities to change career tracks within the company, great work/life balance, great 401(k), encourages cultural exposure with great discounts for things like plays, music, etc.

Location was fantastic

Cons

Benefits don't reflect the changes in the economy, rigidity that comes with large corporations, various levels of management prefer verbal contracts that are unenforceable.

Other Employee Reviews for Getty Images

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    "Company in flux means high-risk, high-frustration, high-reward environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Getty Images full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Getty, like every company, has its ups and downs. The company is currently in year 2 of a turnaround by private equity firm Carlyle and they are in search of a coherent identity. This means there are a lot of moving parts, broken processes, inefficiencies, and short-term frustrations. If you're used to getting things done fast, Getty will frustrate you.

    However, for the same reasons it's a ripe opportunity for the right person. If you are either an experienced individual contributor or a politically-savvy manager, you can carve out the job and environment you want and get tons of support as long as you can justify your needs in dollars.

    + Really, really great work/life balance
    + The new Product organization has strong potential
    + Better-than-average benefits
    + Carlyle is willing to spend money if you are a revenue center
    + Devs & PMs are royalty
    + Move toward agile is gratifying and helps drive innovation

    Cons

    - Some businesses and teams work better than others
    - If you are a cost center, you will probably have to justify your existence every year
    - The company sometimes adheres too closely to the leadership principle "do no harm"
    - Headcount growth is very top-heavy; executors are often lacking


  2. "Ups and Downs"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Getty Images full-time

    Pros

    - Good pay
    - 401k Match
    - Work/Life Balance
    - Location
    - Benefits
    - Lucky enough to have a good manager

    Cons

    - Some very busy times
    - Move very fast, sometimes too fast to keep up
    - Not a very clear organizational structure

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