Portrait Innovations Photos
Doesn't RecommendPositive OutlookNo opinion of CEO
- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Portrait Innovations full-time (Less than a year)
Working with kids and families. Taking photos in a well-adorned studio. Decent pay for the area. Insurance after 90 days of employment. Open door policy. Friendly co-workers. If you're a salesperson, you'll do great.
Everything is about sales. Photography is not an important part (even though it's a photography studio). Raises based on sales. Performance reviews are based on sales. Lied to me during the interview, claiming sales are not 'that' important. Manager talked about other employees poorly in front of co-workers. Breaks were never offered during busy days and if it was slow, our 'downtime' was considered a break. Lunches were not guaranteed during busy season. If you are sick with a temperature and unable to come in, you were required to go to a doctor or you weren't allowed to come back to work.
Advice to Management
Don't lie to prospective employees during the interview. Be honest about the importance of sales and stress that they are what everything else is based upon. Make sure that people get their breaks, even if it's busy. Remember that your employees are working with young kids and families and that, often, 15 minutes is the difference between breaking down and being an amazing photographer. Never badmouth an employee in front of their coworkers - this is supposed to be a cohesive unit that works together and tearing down one employee in front of another creates a divide. Treat everyone with respect at all times. If you have a problem with someone, speak to them, not the others.