Wireimage Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Getty Images, Inc. (stylised as gettyimages), is a British-American visual media company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington. It is a supplier of stock images, editorial photography, video and music for business and consumers, with an archive of over 200 million assets. It targets three markets—creative professionals (advertising and graphic design), the media (print and online publishing), and corporate (in-house design, marketing and communication departments).
A customer mentioned, "I purchased 36 iStock credits from Getty Images valued for $325 on November 21, 2019 because they listed a series of photos as graphic images that were on transparent backgrounds. Once I downloaded the images, I found out that none of them were on transparent backgrounds. I've sent several emails to the iStock customer service team and have not received any response. I would not have purchased the $325 credit package had I known the images were not actually as described. "
Photographer/Editor says"Strict market policies. No longer serves the photographer, or publicists, only the publications and their original members."
Account Manager (Former Employee) says"Company went through major reorg during this time last year. Management shifted to adapt but negative outcomes surfaced for employees Very little job security Most positions require very mundane work KPIs are KEY and all peroformance is tracked heavily Comp plans fluctuate and lack clarification Overall photography business is very challenged these days so cannot blame the corporate environment New CEO is fantastic...maybe there is hope!flexible schedule in some positions, good medical benefitsunpredictable pay structure, challenges in sales role"
Creative Researcher, Los Angeles, CA (Former Employee) says"Creative environment, but owner is insecure and condescending."
Director of Marketing (Former Employee) says"The company is still driven by an entrenched old boys club network. There is little to zero cultural diversity. My manager did everything by the seat of the pants with limited understanding of long term goals and outcomes (beyond just making money)."
Editor (Former Employee) says"If you don't mind working for a company that makes you constantly feel you are about to get laid off then why not Getty? While the upper management constantly thanks you for your dedication etc., they are also constantly reminding you (as well as acting upon these threats) that you are not necessary because so many other people want to work for the company. Everybody at Getty Images expects to be laid off, all the time. I would not wish Getty on my worse enemy! Top heavy with untrained, inexperienced and horrible managers which is a shame because most "regular" workers there are great people. Getty's loss in the long run.good benefitshorrible work environment due to poor management and constant threat of down-sizing, out-sourcing, etc."
software test engineer (Former Employee) says"Worked on contract testing their editorital site. I learned more about the editorial copy right laws since I am an editor outside of my software engineering work. Getty is very clickish, not as open for innovation or wanting to try new technology. I didn't always participate in their groups fun events since I was on contract and I believe this cost me my contract. They seem to not like it if you choose to work instead of taking a hour and half out of work time to make baked potatos and socialize.fancy locationseem to not like people who want to work hard, and not play."
Sales (Former Employee) says"Lots of changes at Getty including layoffs and new hires. No career development opportunities here and upper management does not care. Many people at this company are unhappy and miserable.co-workerssalary, no career advancement opportunities here"
Account Manager (Current Employee) says"I really enjoyed my first two years at Getty. Great product and people. However, Getty's heavy debt is starting to show and cuts are being made frequently, targets unattainable, and horrible management.People, productManagement both senior and middle, pay, no opportunity, no growth, male dominated boys club mentality"
Accounts Payable Specialist (Current Employee) says"Forget about growing with this company. There is no way you will advanced unless you know & are friends with management. They don’t consider your skills & how vast is your knowledge.Free breadClickish company"
Account Managerin (Current Employee) says"Getty: eigenverantwortliche Betreuung von Accounts sehr umsatz- und sales orientiert, gutes Team und gute Arbeitszeiten, gute Kundenbeziehungen Serviceplan/ Heye/DDB: viele unterschiedliche, spannende und interessante Projekte gleichzeitig, Fotoshootings, Zusammenarbeit mit tollen Fotografen und Kreativen In meinen vielen unterschiedliche Jobs habe ich gelernt, mich schnell in Dinge einzuarbeiten und sowohl unter Zeitdruck und in Stresssituationen effektiv konzentriert und zuverlässig zu arbeiten. Mit meinen Kollegen arbeite ich im Team gern zusammen und verbringe auch teilweise sportlich meine Freizeit mit ihnen.Essenschecks 60 € pro Monat, Nähe zur Isar gut für Joggen in der Mittagspausestarre Arbeitszeiten, willkürliche Umsatzziele"
former employee - it is a small office (Former Employee) says"Constant rotating door when it comes to layoffs - interestingly enough it is generally the long term (which is 5+ years here!) employees who are no longer needed - ultimately replaced by entry level, youthful types. If you are BFF's with HR, completely inappropriate behavior is acceptable. Rarely receive credit for ideas - middle management is too busy kissing up to sr management to protect their own "interests" as layoffs are almost weekly. Senior director with a GED... (was hired in at a director level by a friend)great product, name recognition, opportunity to manage [and learn from] major projectsphotographer compensation policies, reputation within the industry, salary, no value of education"
Sales Executive (Former Employee) says"Enjoyed position, responsibilities and team members. Yet after just two months corporate decision to dissolve current position was a surprise. The consideration and design of this position and related responsibilities at the corporate level should have been more carefully designed before hiring."
Sr Systems Engineer (Former Employee) says"During my 3 years at Getty I had 5 different managers in 2 different roles, and it was difficult to get any clear direction from all but one of my managers who sadly got re org'd away. Because of this, it was difficult to define any long term goals or roadmaps as we were in a constant state of onboarding new managers and bringing them up to speed.Free sodaLeadership turnover, lack of direction, lack of leadership"
Director, Global Marketing Operations (Former Employee) says"Some really great people, but some very mixed up management while I was there. There were contradictions and unhealthy competition between the VPs in Marketing.Location, BenefitsUnrealistic and Changing Expectations"
Senior Sales Executive (Current Employee) says"Good entry to mid-level opportunity. Not for a seasoned sales person. Struggles in adopting to competitive market place. Very green management. Very fair work-life balance. No growth opportunity."
Commercial (Former Employee) says"Des process, encore des process... Tout est compliqué chez Getty. Ils ont transformé Salesforce en machine à perdre du temps, des étapes sans fin pour valider un contrat, des request à faire pour tout, un enchaînement de réunions, de formation... Une gestion par les kpi complètement déconnecté de la réalité commerciale Bref... Si on veut passer plus de temps à remplir le system que de faire du business c'est parfaitBonne ambiance d'équipe, manager français openStress, frustration, process ultra penalisant"
Employee (Former Employee) says"Unfortunately, competitive pressures are changing the culture and creating more panic and stress than in past years when the company enjoyed a more clear cut advantage in the market.CreativePoor Business Performance"
Sales Associate (Former Employee) says"Although this is a fairly unique place to work, HR Depts and recruiters alike rely way too much on that as a crutch and come across as "removed" otherwise - once you've been hired. Too many layoffs over the years have also created an edgy environment in certain areas.cool factorcool factor"
Account Executive (Former Employee) says"Ping pong table in the LA office and bagels every Friday. You will enjoy your colleagues, but not appreciate the stress. They want to pinch every dollar out of employes and will ride you hard while paying you the bare minimum."
Shipping and Receiving Clerk (Former Employee) says"It started as a full time job working in the mailroom. They also cross trained me to answer phones and work at reception and greet clients coming in. Good job until they eliminated my job hrs."
Photographer Contributor (Current Employee) says"Excelente oportunidad para mantenerse a un alto nivel profesional como fotógrafo.Independencia, Alto nivel profesionalInestabilidad económica, poca comunicación personalizada desde la empresa hacia el contribuidor, Pocas capacitaciones online"
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