Lifetouch Reviews

325 Reviews
325 Reviews
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Lifetouch Chairman and CEO Paul Harmel
Paul Harmel
156 Ratings

    I love this job

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    Current Employee - Photographer  in  East Rochester, NY
    Current Employee - Photographer in East Rochester, NY

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


    You get to work with babies and children of all ages. Schedule is nice get home by 7. But you can sleep in a little since the studio doesn't open till 10. Management is very helpful.


    Salary is kinda unfair considering the job we do. It's hard being a photographer. It's a rewarding job but I wish it was rewarding in our pay. Or if we could accept tip. That would be nice

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    Keep up the good work. I know you try hard to make everyone happy and it's hard but I am a loyal employee and I appreciate my job.

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Lifetouch Interviews

Updated Sep 3, 2014
Updated Sep 3, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Senior Photographer (LNSS-School Division) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Lifetouch.

    Interview Details

    It was worse than a police interrogation ! "How gay are you?" (Which went on for about 10 min. because they would not believe me, even though I'm not gay. It was illegal & insulting to even ask this)! I have never been so humiliated in my life!

    Interview Questions
    • "How gay are you?" (Which went on for about 10 min. because they would not believe me, even though I'm not gay. It was illegal & insulting to even ask this)!   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They wanted to pay me $8/hour (like a slave) & with my many years of professional photography experience I was able to get them up to $10/hour (even for a desperate pro photographer seeking work it's still insulting for a high caliber professional).
    Accepted Offer
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Lifetouch Awards & Accolades

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Employee Ownership 100 (#5), National Center for Employee Ownership, 2009
America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

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Headquarters Eden Prairie, MN
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1977
Type Company - Private
Industry Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

When it is picture day at school, and the kids are all lined up with scrubbed faces, odds are that their grins are directed at someone from Lifetouch. One of the largest US portrait photographers, employee-owned Lifetouch runs about 700 photography studios in J. C. Penney and Target stores nationwide and some 15 stand-alone FLASH! Digital Portraits locations in half a dozen states. In addition, Lifetouch takes baby, family, business, sports, and special events portraits; publishes church directories, yearbooks, and memory books; and offers multimedia production services... More

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