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Getty Images Seattle Reviews

Updated December 13, 2017
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  1. "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.


  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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Nice people but direction of the company is a mess"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In general, the people who work here are quite nice.

    Cons

    The company is so moving and doesn't value innovation. Teams aren't encouraged to collaborate.

    Advice to Management

    Decide on an actual direction for the company that will allow the company to weather the changing market. If not, Getty will become obsolete.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Mostly Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Getty Images full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Great culture. Solid values.

    Cons

    Morale steadily heading in the wrong direction.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Caring co-workers, good management, allowing flexibility with schedules and excellent 'paid time off' package. Great talent within the company. The overall environment is welcoming and comfortable

    Cons

    Fearful of layoffs, and I thought I'd be OK, but I guess not.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great heart, execution less great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Getty Images full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great and fascinating products and technology stack, and the nicest people you will ever work with. You get plenty of space to do your own thing.

    Cons

    The downside of "space to do your own thing" is that it's very easy to feel alone, isolated and lost. Very difficult to move up the ladder. Many senior leadership have been there a *long* time so there is a fair bit of myopia about limitations/problems. Management has good intentions to make things better but when I left (July 2017) there had not been much progress.

    Advice to Management

    Walk the talk of providing support and *really listening* (not just providing rote and empty rituals of listening).


  7. "Decent place to work as a contractor. Wouldn't recommend it as a full time."

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    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Getty Images as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    No micro management, nice people. Keeps up with technology.

    Cons

    Management don't know anything about management. Favoritism is one of the worst I've seen.

    Advice to Management

    Stop favoritism. Be fair and treat your employees equally.

  8. "Software Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Keep up-to-date technologies with Microsoft, good work load balance

    Cons

    need more training for employees


  9. "Great Company - Decent Pay"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and culture are great. The working environment has minimum anxiety yet there are enough interesting problems to wok on.

    Cons

    The overall pay is ok, but would be able to make more almost anywhere else. The work life balance makes up for it, for the most part.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your engineers like you want to keep them.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "WATCH WHO YOU WORK FOR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great location, good benefits and lots of candy!

    Cons

    Management sucks poor communication and no good leadership!


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