Pond5 Benefits Overview

Diverse and global team- Pond5 team members are filmmakers, photographers, writers, musicians, technologists, and more, spanning 20 countries
Amazing offices- Work from the heart of New York City, London, or Dublin, with a castle view in Prague, or nearby the Santa Monica Pier
Learning and development- You’ll have opportunities to build business and creative skills, as well as receive support for personal artistic endeavors
Generous time off- Our flexible approach to time off makes it easy for you to recharge and stay focused on accomplishing your goals
Health and retirement plans- Health Insurance (medical, dental, vision), plus a generous 401(k)/retirement plan
Lunches, snacks, and more- Team lunches are delivered every day, the fridge is full of snacks, and happy hours are regular occurrences


Partners with Nonprofits

Tribeca Film Institute® (TFI) and Pond5 launched a forward-thinking filmmaking fund and industry program aimed at promoting sustainable careers for independent storytellers.

Friends outside of work

Eat lunch together

Daily stand up

Open door policy

Team owned deliverables

Team based strategic planning

Group brainstorming sessions

Open office floor plan

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Pond5 employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their Healthcare FSA, $5,000 annually for dependent care FSA, and $2,700 annually to Limited Purpose FSA.

Disability Insurance

Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $2,500/week max.

Dental Benefits

Our dental plan covers an annual benefit maximum of $1500.

Vision Benefits

Health Insurance Benefits

Pond5 offers multiple medical plan options, from PPO, to EPO, to HSA.

Life Insurance

Life insurance has a $50,000 benefit maximum.

Wellness Programs

Team workouts

Some of our teams have enjoyed group work outs ranging from yoga to spin to meditation.

Retirement & Stock Options Benefits


Pond5 401(k) program is available after 1 months of service and offers both traditional (Pre tax) and Roth (After tax) deferrals of 1%-50% of paycheck.

401(K) Matching

Employer match of 25% of deferrals up to $2000 max. Your match is vested at 25% per year, fully vested after 4 years of service.

Company Equity

Pond5 offers stock options through its Stock Option and Grant Plan, including vesting over a four-year period.

Performance Bonus

Certain roles are eligible for discretionary, performance-based bonuses or commissions based on established targets.

Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits

Generous Parental Leave

Pond5 recognizes the arrival of a child is a momentous time. In order to support employees becoming new parents, the Company offers paid maternity leave for a period of time to eligible employees.

Flexible Work Schedule

Pond5 offers a flexible work environment in which we maximize opportunities to collaborate with colleagues while respecting individual needs for flexibility.

Remote Work Program

Our remote work program includes full-time remote options for specific positions as well as opportunities to work remotely on occasion as needed.

Family Medical Leave

Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.

Adoption Assistance

We offer up to 2 weeks of paid leave.

Return-to-work program post parental leave

Vacation & Time Off Benefits

Generous PTO

Pond5 offers up to 20 days of PTO in addition to company sponsored holidays.

Paid Holidays

Paid Sick Days

Employees receive sick pay as a part of our paid time off program.

Perks & Discounts

Casual Dress

Commuter Benefits

Pond5 offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.

Company Outings

Pond5 hosts frequent company outings- our culture club sponsors a variety of on site and off-site events, ranging from game night, to book club, to happy our, to holiday parties.

Free Daily Meals

We provide free lunch on all days that employees are in the office.

Stocked Kitchen

We offer a variety of snacks, beverages, coffee, and tea for employees to enjoy.

Happy Hours

Pond5 offers a variety of opportunities for the team to get together both in the office and outside.

Pet Friendly

We are open to well behaved and friendly pets.

Professional Development Benefits

Job Training & Conferences

Pond5 offers employees professional development opportunities like Onsite training courses as well as the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.

Diversity Program

Lunch and learns

Pond5 hosts lunch and learn skill share meetings on occasion.

Cross functional training encouraged

Promote from within

Time allotted for learning

Pond5 encourages team members to take advantage of learning opportunities.

Online course subscriptions available

Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

Driven by its commitment to the creative community, Pond5 proudly provides a platform where creativity can flourish and contributors can make a sustainable living licensing their work to buyers around the world. That means that we also support creativity internally. For example, we host semi-annual Passion Project contests in which employees submit their personal creative projects, the entire company votes, and Pond5 helps to meaningfully fund the winning project. In return, winners share their creative endeavors internally. Likewise, we celebrate team members internally who have an outsized impact. For example, each quarter we select a "Pondy" winner who receives a customized statue and opportunities to showcase the impact that he or she had. These are just some examples of how we live our values!