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Updated February 2, 2017
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  • Great culture, good work-life balance (in 40 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, Nice bonus every 3 months (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "Great work-life balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Great people
    * Work-life balance
    * Agile/Kanban

    Cons

    * Promotions can be subjective
    * Some employees have become too comfortable


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    "Constant Change"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work in a comfortable environment

    Cons

    constantly changing the org chart, management tools, methods, ideologies, and processes. never willing to commit money for management tools, talk of work-life balance is just talk. They never offered actual training, but held it as a carrot.

    Advice to Management

    Quit trying to run the Operations Team like it is a Development Team.


  3. "Business Dev"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Business Development in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Vice President Business Development in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The culture, the people and the product

    Cons

    The industry is changing affecting photographers livelihoods


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    "Nice work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Getty Images (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, great location, staff parties

    Cons

    Cutthroat targets. Unachievable targets. Not enough money on marketing

    Advice to Management

    Think outside the box sometimes


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Mixed up management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun industry with some really creative people. Great product - especially the prime editorial content.

    Cons

    Management was mixed up and would often contradict themselves. There also appeared to be some in-fighting and unhealthy competition between the VPs in Marketing.

    Advice to Management

    Further vet future VP hires to avoid massive turn over and lowered morale of the team.


  7. "Could be a good company but serious nepotism issues"

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    Former Contractor - Marketing Automation in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Marketing Automation in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful photography
    Marketing Ops leadership, on point
    New CEO is awesome but she'll have a lot of legacy issues with personnel from 20 years of past corporate mistakes

    Cons

    Demand Gen on Sales team causes negative impact to global company productivity, this one team affects the entire organization negatively. 100s to 1000s of hours for other groups to fix DG technical mistakes. Non tech Sr Managers making intricate technical decisions with zero past experience. Decision makers are not held accountable for decisions made that clearly have impacted revenue due to consistent poor decision making about sales specific technical programs.

    Company tries to have a positive work environment but this is not consistent from office to office. Sr leadership on some teams are allowed to assign work to other teams and their is no accountability for actions.

    Do not approve of CMO - major disconnect in trying to be a Tech company when CMO is clearly not technical, doesn't allow for proper time to scope projects and doesn't understand the benefit of systems to offload manual sales and marketing processes. Aligned with non Technical teams when clearly the CEO direction is the right technology to drive increased revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Clear out as much bad legacy personnel as fast as you can who are not competent to do their jobs. This is Getty's one obstacle that will make or break them as the leader in photography. Hire smart FTEs. Align technology across all groups - think as one company and stop making solo group decisions.


  8. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of talented engineers to work with. Great SDLC practices.

    Cons

    A little test heavy. Sometimes engineers would spend 80% or more of their development time writing tests.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the development for your flagship application close to home.


  9. "Product Owner"

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    Current Employee - Product Owner in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Product Owner in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Getty Images full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, good work-life balance. On the front edge of technology, continually experimenting with new things. Business is exciting and relevant.

    Cons

    Not a clear growth path for the product owner it seems. Not sure what role you transition to in the future.

    Advice to Management

    I think the management is generally pretty great. They care about their people, and doing the right thing for the business in a responsible way. Not chasing unsustainable growth.


  10. "Creative Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Getty Images (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Environment, People, Location, Leadership

    Cons

    Constant shifts in strategy and until recently females in leadership roles.


  11. "Awesome culture, people, and company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great set of Leadership Principals that are lived every day. New CEO is passionate about the company mission and future. Awesome benefits: Paid Maternity/ Paternity, Adoption, great medical, dental, vision coverage. 401(k) match (4%) is automatically vested. Great, smart people, fun culture (lots of events), and excellent work/ life balance. Not a huge company - but a great global presence. You get to work for a company that is the best at what they do!

    Cons

    Since the company isn't huge, not everyone can get promoted. You have to look for opportunities in other ways. PTO could be improved.


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