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at first somewhat hard, then a/v paradise

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Former Employee - Event Technology Specialist  in  Portland, OR
Former Employee - Event Technology Specialist in Portland, OR

I worked at PSAV

Pros

excellent and cost effective health benefits.
Decent overtime before recession hit oregon.
good relationships with banquet staff at hotel (if you create it and work with them).

Cons

How you do at your job will be broken or made by the DET at your property. If your director is a nice guy it can be great, if your director is not You may be stuck with him before you transfer to another PSAV location.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

always listen and communicate to your ETS technicians and never be patronizing. Take their ideas to heart.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Overworked and Underpaid

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    Current Employee - Coordinator  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at PSAV

    Pros

    You get a paycheck and plenty of Overtime.

    Cons

    6 day weeks and Overtime are mandatory and you only get a 3 day notice for each weeks schedule.

    You must work in situations that are unorganized, under-staffed with exhausting workloads which result in long shifts sometimes with little time to eat, and 60 hour weeks that are mind numbing. A company culture that encourages long hours for little pay and expects you to be on call for schedule changes and call time changes daily. Plus most shifts require that you eat lunch on property and you must eat Disgusting cafeteria 2 day old slop with no way to store your own food for lunch.

    As a New Hire you will be "Hourly PT" at 11 - 14 / hour, but at least get Time-and-a-half for overtime. But then they will pressure you to go "Full Time Salary" with promise of advancement. But what you get is the same pay minus your Overtime Pay!

    Salary workers work longer hours and get only 50% of normal wage for overtime hours! So you end up working for 9 - 10 bucks an hour!! Plus the understaffed events leave too much room for error in safety and health of the workers. Promotion is luck of the draw. If you are at a location that loses workers above you frequently, and you do not complain about hours, you get a promotion by default.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees' time and effort. Pay, schedule and staff accordingly!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Long and hard

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    Current Employee - Event Technology Specialist II  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Event Technology Specialist II in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at PSAV

    Pros

    Working on major shows with Disney on some really cool shows. There are not any other good reasons to work for PSAV.

    Cons

    The manegment will not make decisions to help the company move forward in a good direction. There are no consequences for sales people or project managers who don't do their job properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mike McIlwain needs to fire people in middle management (i.e. RVP,AD) who are not performing to any standard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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