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Worst experience ever!

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Former Employee - Studio Manager
Former Employee - Studio Manager

I worked at Picture Me Portrait Studios

Pros

-working with children
- some families are very understanding and keep coming back

Cons

- no breaks throughout the day, because you are one person in a studio
- not aloud to turn away anyone, but you don't have time to go take pictures,make effects, and then go through a sales pitch, and then people get mad.
- district managers don't care about you at all
- you are told you get an hour lunch, but people schedule appointments before lunch and after, so you rarely get half an hour.
- you are expected to the the work of 2 people
-they expect you to sell no less than 100 dollars per person, but the advertised offer is 7.99.
- you have to call people from a calling list,and ask to put them on an email list, which just gets spammed with junk.
- They teach you for 2 weeks, a week on the computer and the other 5 days watching the training manager. Then they put you on the sales floor, and tell you to call if you need help, but get mad when you call.
- they expect you to go get customers to come in, while you are booked all day, while you have to do passports, while you have to call and make appointments, while you have to deliver customers pictures.
- you pay for supplies out of pocket
-you have to get 6-9 poses from people who only come to get 1 pose, and get mad that you are taking too long, then you have to go thou a sales script after they tell you they only want the 7.99 package.
- they could care less if the pictures look horrible. It's not about pictures, it's about making money.
-the part time sales associates have to be on call every day, any time.
- you have to have a conference call everyday, even on your day off to be called an idiot, and that you are doing a horrible job every day.
- you are scheduled from 10-6, but if someone books an appointment at 6, you have to stay which takes at least an hour, and then you have to clean and close, and then you get yelled at for going over hours.
- the photography canvas' are always dirty,but you are expected to take them home, and you always have to buy props for the shoots.
- someThing is always broken and in the process of being fixed, but never does, and of course you get yelled at.
- you have to lie to customers to raise your profits.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- maybe actually care about your employees.
- stop being so greedy.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Picture Me Portrait Studios

  1.  

    Great learning experience, horrible job.

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    Former Employee - Studio Manager
    Former Employee - Studio Manager

    I worked at Picture Me Portrait Studios

    Pros

    Working at your own pace, learning how to use a camera and pose subjects and, the social interaction from customers and Walmart employees is great. Commission is a wonderful thing if you can reach the goals set for you. I loved this job and the people I worked with and the customers I worked for.

    Cons

    The pay is horrible at best, the hours are outrageous, as a studio manager you are responsible to have the studio running at tip top shape at all times meaning, if an associate can't make it in you are required to be there no matter what. You are pushed to sell no less than $100 per customer even though the only price marketed is $7.99. While lunch is an hour long, weekends and busy times rarely provide the time for them. The company is constantly changing rules, prices, offers and whatever else they want to change with little to no notice, which provides for a confused employee and pissed off customers. At best you get 20 hours of training which is usually spent with the trainer on her cell phone getting you to do the parts of her job that she hates, leaving you to learn nothing. The average length of employment is about 3 months. There is rarely enough time to get all the required tasks done in a day and any time it's not done an employee is humiliated in front of others and completely disrespected. morale is low at best and most associates have given up but stay because no one cares anyway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide on a direction and stick with it. Constantly changing everything helps no one and is probably the reason so many studios are being closed. Allow people to do their jobs without constantly threatening them or taking away the assets that are working. Treat people with respect and give them a little credit when they succeed rather than constantly shooting them when they are down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It was one of the worst places ive ever worked at.

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    Former Employee - Studio Manager
    Former Employee - Studio Manager

    I worked at Picture Me Portrait Studios

    Pros

    I loved working with the customer and taking pictures. capturing the little moments in a persons life.

    Cons

    the pay was bad, management treats you like dirt, and you really couldn't express yourself fullest to in your pictures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give your staff what they desire. better pay, awards, and better training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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