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Updated December 8, 2018
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  • "No work/life balance if you're starting as a CSM" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Senior management is definitely not a good listener and very short-sighted" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Marketing Specialist"

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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

    Pros

    The digital marketing team is very forward-thinking. A great team to be a part of.

    Cons

    My focus is generally shifted to short-term thinking; probably because my role doesn't always require me to think longer term. This is a con for me because my strengths come in when I think about things more broadly.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing a great job in shifting the culture and moving forward.


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing peers and middle management
    Great product
    Company is always trying to be better
    Amazing Culture
    You will make lifelong friends here
    There is always something new to learn

    Cons

    As the industry leader our product should be a bit more evolved and flexible
    Good amount of admin work is handled by sales.
    Management lately with ownership changes.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your front line people more and include them prior to making changes to systems and/or procedures that directly affect their day to day activities.

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    "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Getty Images full-time

    Pros

    For most of my time there - innovation, creativity, lots of hard-working, smart people with passion for the business. Used to have great culture and people. Used to be the "best place I had ever worked professionally, financially, and personally," which was their tagline. But dramatic changes in recent years have changed this.

    Cons

    The company has undergone dramatic changes since the changing of the CEO hired in late 2015. She was great, but all leadership changed, and the culture changed accordingly. It has significantly impacted the culture and the drive of the employees.


  4. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and good work life balance

    Cons

    Some uncertainty in the future of the business


  5. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Getty Images full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, new office, amazing content.

    Cons

    Promotions are hard to come by in some groups.


  6. "Sales manager"

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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 3 years)

    Pros

    good people good atmosphere

    Cons

    low money not professional management

    Advice to Management

    give weekly tasks


  7. "Quality Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Getty Images full-time

    Pros

    Quality operations and appreciation for staff.

    Cons

    Training is low and could use some help

  8. "GOOD (not great) place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    product is great. people are great. PTO is great (27 PTO days per year), I mean common. maternity leave is good.

    Cons

    comp plan is over engineered and not fair. base pay is below the market standard.

    Advice to Management

    fix our comp plan - increase our base. if you value 'top performers' - SHOW them


  9. "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


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

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    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.