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Author Topic: Pond5 - average review time?  (Read 18789 times)

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« Reply #25 on: January 17, 2016, 05:40 »
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Average wait OVER 2 months!!!! .... why bother uploading.
This ship is definitely sinking.

P5 was a great idea that sadly had such a bad execution.  :-\



« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2016, 06:47 »
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I'm not sure if the long review times are just because they have had a lot more uploads, possibly from people quitting exclusivity with istock or if they have cut back on reviewers.  Either way, I think they should of addressed the problem by now.

« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2016, 07:52 »
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Hiring a few more reviewers would do.. Unless they know something we don't know:)

ACS

« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2016, 07:57 »
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They can/should create some short cuts. For example they can let in content from some contributors who has good reputation in terms of quality, or they can create a fast track service for the value creating providers. If I buy business class ticket, the airliner company makes my checkin process faster at the airport. Same logic.

« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2016, 12:39 »
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Well one reason might be they don't have money to hire more people and don't pay people who already works for them so ppl quit and the review time is longer and longer = bad situation. Other reason might be they signed contracts with ppl having huge photo databases and they need to process it. (Still in this situation I don't think they would bother reviewing them but I'm not sure how it works.)
Over the past three years pond5 has raising tendency so maybe it's just temporary. Still this temporary is quite long term. I wish they did any kind of statement on the situation because the situation is severe already and deteriorating quickly. :/

Harvepino

« Reply #30 on: January 17, 2016, 13:26 »
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Clips from November still pending review. Got few sales already on VB, SS and even FT... while P5 is still pending. Something unpleasant must be going on under the hood.  ???

Just the Facts

« Reply #31 on: January 17, 2016, 13:31 »
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So, I will tell my landlord lady that I will pay her 'Two months or longer' for my rent and thank her for her 'Patience'....

« Reply #32 on: January 17, 2016, 23:49 »
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Two months wait is a real worry...the most annoying thing is you tend to get a lot more clips rejected when you have 200 pending instead of 20 pending.

« Reply #33 on: January 18, 2016, 01:56 »
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One current employee said:
"With the large investment and messy structure, it's clear those in charge are only concerned about the next few months- with no long term plan. Everyone is hoping to make a quick buck."

https://www.glassdoor.com/Reviews/Pond5-Reviews-E926933.htm

...you still submitting to this lot?  :o
« Last Edit: January 18, 2016, 04:48 by KnowYourOnions »

« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2016, 17:49 »
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AND it looks like somebody did make a big buck over amazing mismanagement. Oh well, c'est la vie!

http://www.microstockdiaries.com/tom-bennett-out-of-pond5.html

« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2016, 14:40 »
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Yes 2 months- they changed that from 3 weeks an hour after I was trying to get some answers  with the live chat.  They kept saying "They are aware of the problem and know it's not really 3 weeks"    I said WOW that is the worst plan they could have.  Does anybody have a Biz Admin degree in the swanky new offices?    Promise faster and deliver slower....   Doesn't matter how much I complain. over 100 clips since early December and not a one reviewed.   So Shutterstock is a better bet? I view this delay as lost revenue and I'm just starting and have a backload of thousands of clips and don't want to waste my time in a stagnant Pond


 

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