Lifetouch Reviews

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Lifetouch Chairman and CEO Paul Harmel
Paul Harmel
170 Ratings
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    Busy, but not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Photographer
    Former Employee - Photographer

    I worked at Lifetouch part-time (more than a year)


    Gain experience
    No problems with corporate
    Extensive training
    Made many kids happy


    Made just as many kids and parents upset
    Overpacked schedule
    Not great pay
    Small studio
    Way too many technology problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you invest in making the atmosphere more comfortable, you'll get better sales and more returning staff.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Lifetouch Interviews

Updated Jan 28, 2015
Updated Jan 28, 2015

Interview Experience

Interview Experience


Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview


Interview Difficulty


Interview Difficulty




    Photographer Sales Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Lifetouch.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview was over the phone. Very casual and friendly and up front with the life style of a photographer for the Church Directories and Portraits Division. It took a couple of weeks for the supervisor and me to get together for a phone interview and a few more weeks for a one on one interview. There was no formal training although I hear from other employees that they had class room time and were surprised to find that I did not.

    Interview Questions
    • How will your family feel about you being on the road most of the time ?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase. Salary is commission only . The one thing I would recommend highly is to negotiate the travel perdiem which is $70. That is not enough to pay for a room and eat. You can easily end up paying out of pocket if you don't talk about t his up front. At the least, be sure to submit your expense report and request reimbursement for the additional funds needed in order to pay for a decent room in a decent area.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Lifetouch Awards & Accolades

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

Additional Info

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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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