Picture Me Portrait Studios
2.0 of 5 72 reviews
www.pictureme.com Saint Louis, MO

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Worst experience ever!

Studio Manager (Former Employee)

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great learning experience, horrible job.

    Studio Manager (Former Employee)

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    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.… 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… Advice to Senior Management: 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.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    It was one of the worst places ive ever worked at.

    Studio Manager (Former Employee)

    I worked at Picture Me Portrait Studios


    Pros: I loved working with the customer and taking pictures. capturing… Cons: the pay was bad, management treats you like dirt, and… Advice to Senior Management: give your staff what they desire. better pay, awards, and… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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