PSAV Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
271 Reviews
3.1
271 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of room for advancement, but it will require a lot of commitment (in 6 reviews)

  • good benefits, provide a clothing allowance which is nice (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • This work will consume you if you let it so work/life balance is important (in 18 reviews)

  • There are often very long hours especially during busy season (in 27 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great organization

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PSAV full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth, in almost every city meaning lots of mobility, and the work is fun. If you work hard and are innovative, you will easily stand out and get promoted.

    Cons

    Can be hard to move between divisions, especially out of the hotel division.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I have really enjoyed working for PSAV.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PSAV Sales Manager - Hotel Divisions  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - PSAV Sales Manager - Hotel Divisions in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at PSAV full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They are extremely supportive when it comes to providing continuous training for their managers either in - person or via the company intranet - if you have the drive for self-education, you have all of the knowledge you need at your disposal. The team atmosphere is wonderful and I feel very supported in my desire to continue to grow with the company. The benefits and HR team are great! Reimbursements too!

    Cons

    Lower rates of pay for beginning sales managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Keeps getting better

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician  in  South Florida, FL
    Current Employee - Technician in South Florida, FL

    I have been working at PSAV for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Since merger dust settled things have been great. Glad to see training classes being offered and being taken seriously when we have suggestions or issues. No bs. Managers and techs are about getting the job done and don't tolerate high school gossip (in most locations) They're honest even when you don't want to hear it but at least you know where you stand unlike some bosses out there.

    Cons

    Sometimes feels to big but management try's to keep everyone connected. Pay could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Glad we are getting more opportunities to work at other hotels. Try to let everyone know about available shifts in a better way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    PSAV continues to be a very positive environment for me

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PSAV full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Support from the executive level managers has been fantastic. Benefits and culture have been great for me, but it definitely depends on what region of the country you are in.

    Cons

    Even for salaried management, the required hours can be a roller coaster. Do your research regarding the size of the time at the hotel and what talents and skills are on-site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For properties located outside of large city markets, more work needs to be done to circle the wagons and make those staff members feel like a part of the larger picture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Event Technology  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Event Technology in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PSAV full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As a Director we are trusted with the day tot day operation of our location. Upper management always has an ear for what is needed by us in the trenches.

    Cons

    Can be a little Bean county at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to learn and grow.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ETS III  in  Grapevine, TX
    Current Employee - ETS III in Grapevine, TX

    I have been working at PSAV part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere. Opportunities for learning, growth and networking.

    Cons

    None that I have found so far.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PSAV full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This company has taken great care of me ever since I was a part time employee. The people I work for and with are all excellent.

    Cons

    Occasionally we have had a bad employee slip through the cracks. Usually that person is hired on by a friend, but eventually they find their way to the door.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great A.V company to work for especially when you just starting your career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician  in  Westlake Village, CA
    Current Employee - Technician in Westlake Village, CA

    I have been working at PSAV part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food in the hotel cafeteria.
    You learn something new all the time.
    Great employees. The hire the best.

    Cons

    If your part-time you wont get priority with hours. But that depends on your director.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Almost flawless but definitely dramatic

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director But Promoted A Few Times  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Director But Promoted A Few Times in Miami, FL

    I have been working at PSAV full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun business. Great teammates, something new everyday, strong leaders. Feel,supported most of the time. Have seen fair and good opportunities for us while cleaning out of dead wait over the last few years

    Cons

    Seasonal. Long hours, then very slow. Takes a while to get new equipment. Working in hotels,can be stressful when hotel staff doesn't know,what the are doing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After merger have had some great things happen(bigger team, new ideas) but also taking too long sometimes (new titles)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    merger is almost over...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PSAV full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Although during any merger (PSAV and Swank) there are going to be hiccups, there is a real feeling that most people at PSAV really care about how this turns out. and how it turns out is PSAV is a dominant force in the event production world. there are so many different paths to take within the same company. Very cool stuff going on with technology here.

    Cons

    its taken longer than expected for some of the systems to merge which has caused some confusion for most of the Swank employees (sales programs, payroll cycles, P&L's).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to communicate the positives and don't forget to mention some of the issues and how the company is handling them. people want to know these are being addressed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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