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Updated February 14, 2018
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  1. "Photographer/Contributor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Getty Images full-time

    Pros

    Freedom, creative, culture, positivity, motivation

    Cons

    no cons I could dream up

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Review of Getty Images"

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

    I worked at Getty Images full-time

    Pros

    - CEO (Dawn Airey) is amazing and genuine
    - Great work environment
    - Friendly and encouraging co-workers
    - Promotes team building
    - Encourages members of different departments to collab with each other

    Cons

    - Lack of training is not beneficial to the company

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Getty Images full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Cool product. Strong brand recognition; known for best in market.

    Cons

    Company hasn't quite figured out how to grow in the changing digital market. I was surprised that a company of their size had such outdated technology and processes. It made day to day job harder than it needed to be. They are working to improve in this area. LOTS of restructuring and constant change.

    Advice to Management

    Need to evaluate leadership in every department. Bring in fresh new talent/ideas where needed to disrupt the status quo culture that can exist with some longer tenured leaders.


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Customer Service Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Getty Images (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly environment. The best staff. Stress free

    Cons

    No overtime offered to temp staff


  5. "I would recommend Getty"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company culture, good work life balance, plenty of activities hosted by the company, benefits have gotten much much better the past couple years

    Cons

    Lots of shuffling and reorganization of teams especially in the technology department.


  6. "Getty Images software dev experiences"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Getty Images full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, great people

    Cons

    4 reorgs in one year


  7. "Fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Full Stack Developer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Full Stack Developer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun people to work with. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Poor direction. Unsure of the direction they want to go because of a lack of good ideas about where to take the product.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Getty Images full-time

    Pros

    The people. Most of the people seemed to genuinely care about each other. They did their best with what they had available. Benefits are decent and there's a real work/life balance.

    Cons

    People managers who had no idea how to manage people. Turning into more of an Amazon where employees were just numbers and not cared about. There's a real reason why morale is as low as it is and it's not the worker's fault. New management has come in and is trying to make the company into something it isn't. Don't expect them to grow your career. THey promote people simply to say they promoted someone but it's merely a symbolic gesture.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at your people managers, do they really know how to manage. People were put in place due to relationships with senior leadership team who have no business leading teams. There's a reason good people are leaving and it's not Getty. People truly leave managers not roles. ALso, quit with the lip service on career opportunities/advancement


  9. "Not bad but could be better."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Getty Images full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great people. Located in Intl District easy to get to.

    Cons

    They have a difficult time hiring competent management in some departments and/or keep people who make it unpleasant for other people that work there. HR is all about the management and not about the worker bees.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let being promoted go to your head. Stay down to earth. Don't berate the people who are working hard everyday. Chip in and help so you know what your employees are dealing with.


  10. "Wonderful, positive experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, salary and flexibility. Positive environment and a great company culture.

    Cons

    Glass ceiling, no more stock options. Not as relaxed as it was in the initial days of acquiring Photodisc. Com


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