Dodd Camera

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Dodd Camera Reviews

Updated August 30, 2014
Updated August 30, 2014
4 Reviews
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4 Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Opportunities to cut your own path

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Sales in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Dodd Camera

    Pros

    Accessibility to Senior Management, freedom to style your work environment, ability to act on ideas and effort is rewarded. Every location is an entity unto itself, being shaped by the store management and personnel while working in the framework of the company. Senior management really cares about the staff with a family first mentality and has a healthy respect for the individuals in their employ.

    Cons

    You aren't going to get rich, but you won't dread going to your job every day. The ever changing market and products makes it difficult to keep on top of things for those that aren't passionate about photography/video. Not quick to throw around titles, so if your looking for a short stint and a resume stuffer it's not the place despite the business knowledge gained.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Larger stores with broader product offerings to attract more customers, even if it means combining locations. Elevate web marketing and social media efforts.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Experience will vary, depending on location and your attitude and effort

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

    I have been working at Dodd Camera

    Pros

    Management doesn't hover - so each store has some freedom to make decisions.
    Nice discount.
    Some flexibility in scheduling.
    Every day is different, and if you like helping people it can be very rewarding.
    Pay is commission based, so if you know what you're talking about, believe in the product and can communicate well, you can make a living wage IF you're in the right location.

    Cons

    Company culture is changing and becoming less friendly as the industry struggles to compete with online retailers. Advertising and labor costs have been cut and health care is expensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember to value your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Avoid if looking for long term employment

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

    I have been working at Dodd Camera full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly senior level staff at HQ. Experienced staff, and very willing to take chances with inventory.

    Cons

    Like stated in a past review this company can't stay out of its own way. After repeated turnover for the same reasons and low morale they feel it's cheaper to remove squeaky wheels that add a little grease to make things run smoother.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put sales people on commission unless you plan to advertise in that market. Nothing says I don't care about you more than working sales and having customers come in and say "I had no idea you guys were even here"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Small company that can't get out of their own way of micromanaging almost every solution

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

    I have been working at Dodd Camera

    Pros

    Family first company. They care personally about you but professionally, forget about it.
    Commissions are fair at best.

    Cons

    Micromanaging, overworked, underpaid, you don't get a review unless you press for it. No such thing as a cost of living increase. Commission base is fair at best but unreliable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While you can manage a business, take the insight of your coworkers for more than words. The company could grow.

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