Lifetouch Reviews

Updated April 21, 2015
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Pros
  • working with kids and families, getting to do what I love (photography) (in 18 reviews)

  • Employee Stock Ownership Program, the people you work with, and making memories that people will remember for a lifetime (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of wear and tear on your vehicle that could be better compensated for (in 13 reviews)

  • Taking 5% from peoples already low pay in order to buy other companies instead of taking stock in their employees (in 20 reviews)

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  1. CSR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Lifetouch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Creativity, friendly , great location , full time, fun

    Cons

    Need to pay more at least 12.00 per ,layoff

  2. Photographer

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    Former Employee - Photographer - School
    Former Employee - Photographer - School

    I worked at Lifetouch full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay! As well as some traveling, fun people to work with, and working with children (kindergarten-12th)

    Cons

    Management was poor in some areas and left a lot of new employees in the dark. Addresses would be wrong sometimes or some detail like there being construction which led to employees being late. Work to the bone (but hey, they pay is good enough), short training period and then it's sink or swim.
    Have to have a thick skin when it comes to snobby kids and angry parents.

    Advice to Management

    Get your addresses correct! If an address has been wrong for three years and it's not been fixed, that says a lot about the management.

  3. pleasant

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    Current Employee - Csr1 in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Csr1 in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Lifetouch (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A good working environment for all

    Cons

    II would the pay to be at least 12.00 an hour

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  5. Photographer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Lifetouch part-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    great supervisors and co-workers, everyone's very helpful. working with kids is fun too.

    Cons

    lots of driving, no reimbursement for gas.

  6. Photographer sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lifetouch full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Uncapped commission with unlimited upside. Good team mates to work with who help you when starting out so you know exactly what you are doing.

    Cons

    Travelling and low per mile reimbursement. A lot of wear and tear on your car. Sometimes you don't sell very much.

    Advice to Management

    Offer an increased commission on the revenue created. This would make the employee feel more rewarded for their hard work. More mileage reimbursement as we use our car every day.

  7. Photography Sales Specialist

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    Current Employee - Photographer & Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Photographer & Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Lifetouch full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You work. A lot. And technically, you can make some good money IF you happen to be really, really good at working the system.

    Cons

    They make you carry the equipment everywhere in your car. They don't pay you very well at all.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people $100/day like they did at Olan Mills PLUS their commission. This is not a livable wage.

  8. Loved BRT department our supervisor Mark Walker and leads are awesome...
    thanks to all . wonderful place to worked...

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    Current Employee - BRT Department in Chico, CA
    Current Employee - BRT Department in Chico, CA

    I have been working at Lifetouch

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    enjoy working witth everyone and learning more techniques in BRT wish you have time to visit our small company and safety is always first.. loved their PIZZA and Dounuts..

    Cons

    its a family friends and supervisors you will enjoy very professional .

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing good work and more staff meetings for improvements of the company

  9. Very frustrating

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lifetouch full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You get to travel in Nevada, Arizona and Colorado capturing images of very pleasant people. Work independently or with another photographer.

    Cons

    You have to pay for your hotel and food out of pocket and your per diem is only $75 , It's hard to pay out of pocket if you haven't worked the previous weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Hire someone to handle the travel arrangements for your photographers. They shouldn't have to look for rooms and get approval if you have to pay more then the per diem.

  10. School Division Photographer

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    Current Employee - Photographer - School in Noblesville, IN
    Current Employee - Photographer - School in Noblesville, IN

    I have been working at Lifetouch full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great opportunity for a young photographer to get their feet wet, see how production photography works, and develop some basic posing and studio skills. There is a wide variety of types of photography shoots you can have the opportunity to learn. If you have a family, the work is primarily during school hours, with the exception of sports and prom shoots. On shoots, everyone works as a team, and that is heavily reinforced and implemented, from management down. I found my managers to be fair and encouraging--in general everyone was a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    There is a lot of travel and pay is on the low end, even if you have significant prior experience. Unfortunately, this is a SEASONAL position, although the 6-month layoff will be significantly down-played when you are interviewed. In addition, there is next to no opportunity for advancement.

  11. Seanonal Photographer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lifetouch

    Pros

    Great job if you like kids and traveling to different locations everyday.

    Cons

    Lots of travel, long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Wll get better pictures if you allowed 2 person teams.

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