Be The First To
Not yet rated.
I worked at Essence Photo & Video as a contractor for more than 3 years
Pros – Plenty of work, as photographer shot over 30 weddings a year for 4 years until I had to move to Dallas, pay was always on time, pay by the day not the hour which I liked. Very fun people to work with but yet had zero tolerance for sloppy work and mistakes which is vital in the wedding industry - it's someone's wedding after all! Very low turnover so you got to know and work with a very experience bunch of photographers. Company does only weddings so has lots of good techniques.
Cons – The place had hardly any turnover but if a photographer got "burned out" they were asked to leave right away, leaving some hard feelings in a couple of cases but I was more on Essence side casue again it is someone's wedding we are talking about.
Another thing that was bad but important to do is they asked the photographers to catalog, organize and edit their photos before turning in which some photographers might think is busy work.
Advice to Senior Management – I miss you guys. Give seminars to other companies on how to run a wedding business cause I can't find a company like yours in the Dallas area where I live now!
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2012-07-05 05:54 PDT
I worked at Essence Photo & Video
Pros – Technically in my field I went to college for. Pay can be ok if you're willing to put in extra work.
Cons – Dishonest people overall. Are constantly looking for ways to replace you with an intern or someone extremely cheaper. No benefits, very little pay. Not a very good place to work for will take advantage of you.
Advice to Senior Management – Treat your employers better. Listen to their ideas.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2011-01-07 17:37 PST
I have been working at Essence Photo & Video
Pros – The people at Essence are great to work with and be around. They provide superior customer service and strive to ensure customers are satisfied and receive a quality product.
Cons – There is no level for monetary growth. Unless you are a manager, pay is hourly and minimum wage. Great company to gain experience, but not to stay at in the long run.
Advice to Senior Management – Offer employees a chance to grow within the company. The company is wonderful, but the employees need to be appreciated more.
2010-12-27 20:12 PST
Your feedback has been sent to the team and we'll look into it.
Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.
Simply post an anonymous review for a current/former employer or recent interview experience. Your post is anonymous – and if you're worried someone will be able to identify your review, you can even post without telling us your job title and location. Learn More.
No thanks –