Portrait Innovations

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Fun job. Terrible company.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Assistant Manager On Duty in Barboursville, WV
Former Employee - Assistant Manager On Duty in Barboursville, WV

I worked at Portrait Innovations full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Rewarding interactions with families and kids.
Good pay.

Cons

Corporate could not possibly care less about you as an individual.
Constantly questioning if you're going to have your job the next day.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management on the store level is great. Management above that needs to care more about their employees. It is wiser to support the people who work for you instead of trying to scare them into having better sales averages.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Misleading Company-Only cares about money

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    Former Employee - Studio Sales Associate in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Studio Sales Associate in Springfield, IL

    I worked at Portrait Innovations full-time

    Pros

    Great pay, Work with great people, Having fun with kids all day

    Cons

    Strict sales script, Strict photography protocol, Company urges salesmen to mislead customer into large purchase, Not quality pictures, Employees are not photographers by trade

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about keeping the employees you have, Don't be the cheapest place around then force employees to make big sales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    I felt like a pushy, used car salesman.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Photographer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Photographer in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Portrait Innovations full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Depending on where you work the only pro would be the people you work with.

    Cons

    It is a joke. You make good pay, but not enough for what you have to do. They suck you in by telling you that you will gain more photography experience, work in a fast pace, up beat environment, and that you have the potential to advance in the company. They only photography experience you get is how to follow their strict protocols, and if you don't you get critizied. They also only care about your employment if you have a high sales average, which is only realistic if every one of your sales is over $100. They also have no updated props, so the pictures are low quality, posing can only be so good, and they lie and say they don't keep the images so you will buy a cd. Well, they do keep the images. They are always located on every computer in the studio. You also have no time for your family. All of our days off our set by the corporate office (all the way in North Carolina, I live in Iowa) so I miss almost every family event because it is nearly impossible to request a day off. I have also only had one weekend off since i started at the company over 8 months ago. I finally got out of that corporate trap of a company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to be the Wal-Mart of portrait studios. You may have to pay more at other studios or buy hiring a personal photographer but by doing that you at least get quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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