New York, NY
170 Total Employees
50 Local Employees
Year Founded: 2006

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Benefits at Pond5

Diverse and global team- Pond5 team members are filmmakers, photographers, writers, musicians, technologists, and more, spanning 20 countries When it's safe- amazing offices- Work from the heart of New York City, London, or Dublin, or with a castle view in Prague (for now, enjoy the comfort and flexibility of working remotely) 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- In the office, team lunches are delivered every day, the fridge is full of snacks, and happy hours are regular occurrences- while we're remote, our culture club is hard at work planning fun virtual activities that help us stay connected and foster our sense of community

Financial + Retirement


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.

Charitable contribution matching

This year, we joined forces with Black Girls Code and National Black Arts Foundation to raise funds for Juneteenth. We conducted a company-wide fundraising effort with a company match.

Performance bonus

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

Child Care + Parental Leave

Adoption Assistance

We offer up to 2 weeks of paid leave.

Family medical leave

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

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.

Return-to-work program post parental leave

Office Perks

Commuter benefits

Pond5 offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees.

Company-sponsored 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.

Fitness stipend

Free daily meals

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

Company-sponsored happy hours

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

Onsite gym

Free snacks and drinks

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

Some meals provided

This benefit applies to all those who are in the office.

Home-office stipend for remote employees

We provided a comfort allowance for all of our people- to be used in whatever reasonable way that would improve comfort and productivity working remotely.

Professional Development

Customized development tracks

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.

Online course subscriptions available

Promote from within

Lunch and learns

Pond5 hosts lunch and learn skill share meetings on occasion.

Continuing education available during work hours

Pond5 encourages team members to take advantage of learning opportunities. This includes meeting free time each week.

Health Insurance + Wellness

Dental insurance

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

Disability insurance

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

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.

Health insurance

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

Life insurance

Life insurance has a $50,000 benefit maximum.

Team workouts

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

Vision insurance

Wellness programs

Mental health benefits

These benefits vary by country- we offer a variety of mental health and wellbeing benefits, ranging from people to talk to (virtually or in person) to resources that are available.


Diversity manifesto

Mean gender pay gap below 10%

Mandated unconscious bias training

We've opened up LifeLabs "Inclusive Behaviors" workshops across our entire organization.

Diversity employee resource groups

We have a DEI forum which meets regularly to share experiences, learn together, and to ensure that Pond5 can be as diverse, equitable, and inclusive as possible. We also have a Working Parent Forum.

Hiring practices that promote diversity

We have taken steps to increase diverse representation at every step of our recruiting pipeline. We've also posted our commitment to DEI on our Careers Page.


Volunteer in local community

We partner with amazing organizations to support technology education and the arts, both of which are core to who we are.

Flexible work schedule

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

Open door policy

Open office floor plan

Partners with nonprofits

We've joined forces with Black Girls Code, the National Black Arts Foundation, MIHI, Mezcla, and 2nd Chance Studios to raise funds for Juneteenth, including company-wide fundraising and match.

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.

Team based strategic planning

OKR operational model

Vacation + Time Off

Generous PTO

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

Paid volunteer time

This year we partnered with Goodera for both on site and virtual events.

Paid holidays

Paid sick days

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

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. We also showcase our diverse range of talent by holding "Career Spotlights" to highlight individual career stories across the organization. These are just some examples of how we live our values!