American Audio Visual Center

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Updated June 19, 2015
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  1. Good people, average pay, mediocre benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AV Technician in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - AV Technician in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at American Audio Visual Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with are great. It varies between location and property, but overall, everyone tries to help everybody. Directors and even sales managers will lend you a hand in setting up equipment if you need it. It feels like everyone is looking out for you and teaching you the things you don't know. There are opportunities to grow within the company

    Cons

    Benefits are not the best. The compensation is not proportionate to the work and the professionalism you are asked to have. You won't get hours if it's a slow week, but upper management will do their best to get you at least some hours if you are full time.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully nothing will change with the PS acquisition, good luck everyone!


  2. Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at American Audio Visual Center

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with, management actually cares about employees future.

    Cons

    Low pay with lots of work and responsibilities. Management can use a course of leading a team. Strategy of hiring new members is very poor!!

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the employees you already have and pay what a technician is worth. Stop making up excuses and pay what people are worth!!!!


  3. Audio,light, video Technican

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

    I worked at American Audio Visual Center

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    a great company, love to work for them

    Cons

    lack of pay, dont pay you what your wroth


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  5. audiovisual technician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Audiovisual Technician in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Audiovisual Technician in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at American Audio Visual Center full-time

    Pros

    Doing different shows and meetings and meeting different client

    Cons

    When it was no work or hours


  6. Director

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

    I have been working at American Audio Visual Center full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have great regional and corporate managers. Everyone feels like family.
    The day to day co-workers are awesome - all friends.
    Everyone supports everyone to get the job done - and get a beer after.

    Cons

    They pay industry standard wages, but it still feels low for the area.
    Incentive plan is weak. The hours are always long, but that's hospitality.

    Advice to Management

    None to offer, the management is always looking out for everyone's best interests as long as you're looking out for theirs in turn.


  7. Good Growing Company at the time

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

    I have been working at American Audio Visual Center

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, great people, career path

    Cons

    lower pay than competition, limited training,


  8. Depends on location but not a bad job if you're young

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

    I have been working at American Audio Visual Center

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers (location dependent)

    Cons

    Pay is terrible, could make more money working at a sand which shop

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees fairly


  9. Large Company That Started Local

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

    I worked at American Audio Visual Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Vast customer base that is continuously growing.

    Cons

    In slow times, will not hesitate to cut the almost non-existent fat. Meaning slicing hours and/or cutting jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your more seasoned employees, instead of going to freelancers.


  10. I enjoy working for American Audio Visual Center and there seems to be plenty of work to go around.

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

    I have been working at American Audio Visual Center

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the people are fun to be around and work with. All seem to be driven to get the job done to the satisfaction of our clients. In some cases upper management pitches in to help. Equipment is good and employee knowledge of how to operate the equipment is pretty good. There always seems to be at least one person on a crew you can go to for help with an issue.

    Cons

    Keeping track of everyone on a shift is not easy. There are times when whole groups of people disappear during a set or strike only to reappear an hour later. Organization of needed supplies is often sub standard causing countless trips to retrieve missing items. Making 10 trips to get one missing item each happens often. Walking 8 or more miles to do this is not uncommon.

    Advice to Management

    Train crews to be efficient and know what you want each person to do before the job begins or at least divide areas of responsibility up so the job gets done as quickly and as right as possible.


  11. I have been at American AVC for over 10 years +

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at American Audio Visual Center full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can grow with in the company
    It is a family environment more than a job
    Training and support from the top down

    Cons

    Pay is a little low but the people make up for it
    Non matching 401k and benefits are not the best

    Advice to Management

    I love this company and I happy working for them.



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