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Updated June 22, 2018
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  • "Amazing work/life balance - managers allow you have autonomy in your job" (in 48 reviews)

  • "Work life balance, great people" (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Getty Images - The Best Place I've Ever Worked!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Current Employee - Human Resources Generalist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing health benefits, good work/life balance, inspiring and creative colleagues, strong leadership, good work goes noticed, genuinely kind people. I've learned so much since I started working here and am continuously inspired by what we do. Our CEO and leadership is incredible and energizing.

    Cons

    I'd say the office design could use an upgrade. But we get lots of light so that's good.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent and build up employees. Employee feedback is important, so keep listening.


  2. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Getty Images full-time

    Pros

    great content, great people, nice perks

    Cons

    alot of change, instability, frequent turnover

    Advice to Management

    trust more in employees

  3. "I can't complain, b/c I've grown a lot at Getty Images...because I leaned into it."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair pay, great benefits, fabulous product!
    Not a perfect company, but a GOOD company, improving, competing, growing. Lots of opportunity and business challenges to sink your teeth into and get involved with.

    An environment ripe with growth opportunity for those who want to lean in , take ownership on business challenges, and bring solutions...and in return you will develop yourself and get access to resources and opportunities for career advancement. In my department I have seen 6 promotions in the first 6 months of this year....for those who stretched themselves. It was not handed to them, they set goals and worked towards what they wanted. They worked smart with purpose, not just worked hard.

    I have grown my career and skill sets here and progressed through a few positions because my bosses responded with opportunity when I shared my goals with them, and I received recognition for contributions I made that had positive impact on department goals.

    Cons

    Not a place for people who need their career path and development plan spoon fed to them.

    Change does happen a lot here, so you need to be flexible and optimistic about change.

    Advice to Management

    Stay connected to what the customers are asking for on the front lines.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Mid-level Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Getty Images full-time

    Pros

    Amazing Content and Photographers. Dedicated and loyal staff.

    Cons

    Sr. Management is smart but clueless. Very out of touch with industry needs and trends and are often late to market with improvements or "innovations". They have completely lost their position as market leaders - they are definitely followers.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your offices and start getting in front of clients. Listen to them.


  5. "Independent Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of working from home.

    Cons

    The ICE position is commission only and many of the leads are recycled.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Buyer Beware"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are ok. There seems to be a real effort by some in leadership to open the lines of communication. Many of the people manager level and below truly care about their jobs and will help you in any way they can.

    Cons

    Pay is far below market standard. There is also no professional development. If you're looking for a place that is going to take your skillset and help you develop, this is not your place. Director and above do not view that as important and will prevent you from doing anything to enhance your skills. There seems to be the Amazon mentality creeping in of having people come in for 2-3 years, they burn out and bring in the next. However they don't offer the benefits or pay commensurate to attract the talent level needed to progress a company. There is also a severe problem with people who are terrible at their jobs being protected by upper management. Maybe see what the common denominator is on certain problems and fix that instead of paying lip service to the concerns of effective people.

    Advice to Management

    Your people are valuable and not stupid. They recognize when someone plays favorites with their team. You're losing a lot of very talented people because of ineffective leadership is ruining a team that was once considered extremely effective.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Overworked, underpaid, unappreciated."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Catered lunch once a month. Wow, how lucky we are.

    Cons

    -Absolutely no opportunities for growth or development.
    -Salary is 20k under median income in Chicago, and company has decided not to give raises this year (would have only been about 0.80 raise anyway.) Be prepared to ask yourself questions like "Do I eat tonight or be late on rent?" "Can I really afford a loaf of bread right now?" "What am I doing with my life?"
    -Management does not care about you, your goals, or your professional development. They'll say they are "working on it," but that's usually just a way to end the conversation.
    -No work/life balance if you're starting as a CSM. You'll work 10-7pm with no flexibility. You'll go to work, go home to sleep, and then go back to work. That's your life.

    Advice to Management

    What's the point, they don't listen or care.

  8. "Photographer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Photographer in Hollywood, FL
    Current Employee - Photographer in Hollywood, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Getty images is the best place for making money while doing something effortless

    Cons

    There are no downsides because being a part of this is greater than anything you could ever be a part of


  9. "."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great CEO
    Beautiful images
    Learned so much

    Cons

    SVP high turnover
    Racial glass ceiling


  10. Helpful (3)

    "So-so"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Getty Images full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great. Many people have a flare for art and are thoughtful.

    Cons

    Most things come down from the top so it is hard to make individual contributions. Performance reviews feel pretty arbitrary and there is not much support for professional growth.


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