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A company that cares and a product you can get behind

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Headquarters Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
Current Employee - Headquarters Employee in Eden Prairie, MN
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Lifetouch full-time (More than a year)

Pros

One of the best things about Lifetouch is employee-ownership in the form of ESOP. While this provides an amazing retirement benefit, it is really about having a vested stake in a business that you truly care about. Everybody has the ability to impact both the short AND long term success of the organization and, being privately held, we don't live and die by our quarterly results. It is also an organization filled with some of the nicest, most genuine people you will ever meet who are truly passionate about our industry and product. It's easy to fall in love with a photography company whose core focus is capturing invaluable memories. The amount of philanthropic work and money the company donates to the communities it serves is truly remarkable (think Target, they just don't advertise it).

Cons

The industry is complex and changes rapidly, but this is offset by the fact that you are working for a highly respected leader in the photography space. Lifetouch's corporate structure can be challenging to navigate as a newbie. It takes awhile to learn the ropes, but once the light bulb turns on you realize what an amazing place it truly is. The company is also fiscally conservative, which means you don't always have the newest and the best of everything. That being said, they do invest where it makes sense (and, to be honest, this strategy has helped the company stay in a very strong financial position compared to competitors).

Other Employee Reviews for Lifetouch

  1. Excellent internship experience at Lifetouch!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Lifetouch as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Involved in meetings - Learned about many different functions of the company through meetings with directors and senior leadership - Excellent mentorship with supervisors - Great pay for an internship

    Cons

    - Little project management - Felt like my work didn't contribute to the company


  2. District Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - District Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - District Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lifetouch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is a great deal of happiness when dealing with the portrait studios as most of the clients are children. The managers and other DMs are a close and supportive team to work with

    Cons

    They change the hierarchy frequently so even if you manage to get a promotion the following year you may lose it. Also the office has a strong disconnect from what the field actually does and they create too much job justifying redundant work for the field that does not add to the bottom line.

    Advice to Management

    get feedback from field personnel before you role out new programs and do not role them out in the middle of a holiday


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