Glamour Shots
2.7 of 5 13 reviews
glamourshots.com Oklahoma City, OK 6 to 15 Employees

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Jack E Counts Jr

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Store level is great, upper management not so much

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt is a very fun and creative environment to work. I adored my studio manager and my coworkers. You had the opportunity to earn commission though it was sometimes difficult to do. I learned a lot and enjoyed immensely.

    ConsThe owner of our particular store (not the CEO) was a nut. He would often send abusive emails when we did exactly as he said and the outcome wasn't as expected. We were always screamed at, never praised. The base pay was low and was never raised so if there was slow period, you were making just above minimum wage if you couldn't earn your commission and your hours were drastically cut on top of it. This was compounded by the fact that GS decided to start shifting some of its stores to shopping centers instead of malls. By doing so we lost all of our foot traffic (which for are store was a significant portion of our bookings), but we were still [illogically] expected to make the exact same sales with the same business model. Though they did raise the base pay a bit to cover that, having to have our hours drastically cut negated it. They also put out way to many things that gave people free stuff be it coupons or groupons. This only compounded the pay problem because many of those people would *only* get free things. It's a poor business practice for a commission-based business. Can't say anything about Jack in particular because I never met him. While I loved working here, if you want to survive without government assistance this probably isn't the place to make your career if you're anything below studio manager.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStudio managers are great. Owners, please stop being jerks to your employees. Blaming them after you insist on the same business model that has been shown not to work is wrong. Take into account that you can't keep trying the same thing and expect it to work differently. Please stop offering so much free stuff. Your employees are suffering from poor pay and poor hours. This is a great job for younger people who are not expecting to stay employed there long (or get promoted to studio manager) but not for anyone that has a family to support when this is their primary income.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience, good for learning the business

    Photography (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    Prosgreat way to develop your skills in sales and photography

    Conslong hours , low pay, erratic marketing, not much training

    Advice to Senior Managementcreate a training program, have uniform performance reviews,better pay,offer benefits to top performers, open channels of communication with all employees to corporate, it is sad that so much talent has left the company to become roving "glamour gypsies" as know in the culture. A employee retention and recognition program is sorely needed. It is a saying in the culture that there is no money in this company only the glamour.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic

    Photographer/Sales Associate (Current Employee)

    Prosvery hands on training, allows inexperienced employees to learn a field that interests them as a career. Very creative environment with room for growth and expansion into other fields within the studio.

    ConsManagement, low wages, no room for advancement

    Advice to Senior ManagementKnow the business, know how to motivate and fully train staff. give incentives, acknowledge good associates AND PROMOTE

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    fun, but not working for the pay

    Makeup Artist (Former Employee)
    Bloomington, MN

    Prosthis is a fun company, there is definitely downtime as a makeup artist, once the area, store, and your brushes are clean and you have everything ready for your next client, you wind up just relaxing. The company provides training with fellow makeup artists and stylists as long as you know the basics. they provide basic materials for the makeover, but you will want to supplement. clean space, friendly environment, management finds ways to keep it busy.

    Consthe store is not marketed as well as it should be, the product quality of the makeup and brushes provided is poor. EXPECT to buy your own brushes to supplement and to buy some of your own lip colors at the very least, but more if you are picky. the management may or may not be cosmetically trained in not just look, but practices. that usually wouldn't be a huge problem, but my manager didn't realize one of the girls was not keeping her brushes clean. gross, right? thank goodness that girl was "no longer with the company" not long after i started.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI actually really liked the management, but think that corporate ties their hands on some things.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Could have been worse

    Photographer (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsLots of hands on shooting experience if you have never worked as a photographer before. You will learn how to shoot really really fast, as you only have about 30 minutes studio time with each client.

    ConsCompany does not care about good quality pictures, just how fast you shoot and how much money the client spends

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A company that does not care about their employees

    Photographer (Former Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsI learned a lot about photography and how to run a business while working here.. more so what NOT to do.

    ConsToo many to write down.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a really fun job

    Image Consultant (Current Employee)
    Memphis, TN

    ProsFun atmosphere and good training,.

    ConsDisorganized, low commision and i did not approve of owners behavior at times

    Advice to Senior Managementhire people for experience and work ethic, not looks.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Loved my job hated the company

    Makeup Artist (Former Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsI was a makeup artist at Glamour Shots and I loved to make my clients look and feel like celebrities!

    ConsThere are no health benefits, management does not care for their staff's well being at all! My manager would constantly put me and others down. There was a ton of turn over and no formal training whatsoever! They have no morals and sell overly priced packages!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet an HR department pronto!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I was a good employee,My clients were real satified and bought pictures.

    Makeup Artist (Former Employee)
    Pensacola, FL

    ProsThe good reason,, just want to do something else as an cometologist,mainly for the experience,because I was interested in movie make up.

    ConsThe managers were very unprofessional,

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you have a good employee,make them feel so.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't do it

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Oklahoma City, OK

    ProsFairly flexible with the work schedule, usually fun co-workers, cool job description - makeup, photography, sales, hair design, usually in a mall so there is plenty of traffic

    ConsCorporate doesn't know what they are doing. They don't market well. They don't pay well. They are oblivious to the fact that anything good is ever done in the store.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop living in the past. This is not 1988. There should be new ways of marketing to a new generation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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