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Not just a job, but a career amplified!

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
Recommends

Pros

It is getting paid to work in an electronic toy box all day! Best in the industry! Great people to work with and the culture is infectious. Compensation is better than most audio visuals companies, great benefits and plenty of room for growth. They tend to promote from within so there is always a new opportunity around the corner. If I was to ever leave Swank Audio Visuals it would be to change industries because I can not see myself working in the audio visual industry for anyone else.

Cons

You will get consumed by the culture and work long hours by choice. Could be pro or con depending on view. There is a small window of time that you can take your vacation and a lot of people try to take theirs at the same time so scheduling time off is somewhat difficult. Stress can get the best of you if you let it because of tight deadlines and demanding customers.

Advice to Management

The management could consider looking at a new, updated, more intuitive procurement system for re-rents and purchases as the current system is very frustrating and "clunky" when it comes to searching for the term you need to fulfill a certain criteria. Currently you need to know the exact term you need for the search to work properly. With today's technology the process could be made much more simple and lessen the time spent in rewriting orders to get them right.

Other Employee Reviews for PSAV

  1. Helpful (2)

    Good place to get basic AV skills, just don't stay too long

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audio Visual Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Audio Visual Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good foot in the door opportunity for AV industry. Most work in Hotels so very nice environment and accomodations. Most places free food & parking for full time employees.

    Cons

    Long hours. Inconsistent promotions and raises. Rude, mean management that treats most of the staff as slaves. Profit placed above professionalism. Will bring in outside technicians instead of cultivating thier existing talent. Quickly get you off hourly rate so they can work you 80 hours a week on "salary" which is low compared to the rest of the industry. People promoted into management position that they are not trained, qualified or even good at.

    Advice to Management

    If you would pay your top talent better they would stay. Put better measures in place to help control the massive turn over the company experiences.


  2. Helpful (1)

    it's good experience.

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

    Pros

    Most of Swank's techs are very knowledgeable and competent. There are always training opportunities and the directors communicate very well.

    Cons

    Pay is okay and senior management drags you around like a grunt. The hours can be ridiculous because it's in a hospitality setting where events are set up on weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Actually follow through with your promises.


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