Lifetouch
2.6 of 5 307 reviews
www.lifetouch.com Eden Prairie, MN 5000+ Employees

Lifetouch Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2014
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2.6 307 reviews

                             

36% Approve of the CEO

Lifetouch Chairman and CEO Paul Harmel

Paul Harmel

(151 ratings)

33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "working with kids and families, getting to do what I love (photography)"
    in 17 reviews
  • "ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Program)"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Lots of wear and tear on your vehicle that could be better compensated for"
    in 12 reviews
  • "Taking 5% from peoples already low pay in order to buy other companies instead of taking stock in their employees"
    in 17 reviews
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    The Best Job Ever!!!

    Photographer & Sales Associate (Former Employee)

    ProsI was trained to the point of being comfortable, as well as being let know that they were available for any help

    ConsA lot of travelling, some odd hours, NO SUMMER WORK

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor local employees without transportation, opurtunities should still be available

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company and nice helpful management.

    JCPenney Photographer (Current Employee)

    ProsFun and always learning new skills.

    ConsPay scale is rough for starters. Stressful situations and under staffed at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great

    Quality Control Inspector (Former Employee)
    Chattanooga, TN

    ProsWorking at Lifetouch was a good experience. I enjoyed my time being employed there.

    ConsWould prefer full time employment over seasonal.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best job I have ever had

    Sales (Current Employee)
    Minneapolis, MN

    ProsThe people here have been so friendly, welcoming, creative, and hard working. Everyone I talk to seems to truly care about making this a great place to work and providing a way for families to remember this moment. I have never wanted to sit in a cubicle somewhere and do repetitive things. My job changes every day - always new people to meet, interesting problems to solve, things to discover. I have very supportive managers that are flexible if I need to take care of a sick kid. The rest of my team is so supportive of working on ideas. We are really trying to make a difference in the schools we serve and the lives of the people we meet.

    ConsThe work never stops - there is always more to do so you have to self manage to maintain work/life balance and that is something I am still learning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep letting us share our ideas and making this a safe place for innovation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun and a great learning experience

    Photographer (Former Employee)
    Corona, CA

    ProsAll the photographer I worked with were awesome and fun! My lead photographers always took the time to go over my pictures and give me some tips and tricks. I learned a lot in my few month at Lifetouch.

    ConsNone (besides some bad customers, but you can't control that)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great summer experience

    Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
    Pearl City, HI

    ProsI worked at the pearl city, Hi studio and my experience there was great. Every meeting we would not only discuss issues but also praise employees that received compliments on review cards and gave little rewards for every year on the team. There was a lot of team building activities so we felt like team and a family.

    ConsSome employees just didn't care but they weren't really talked too. No names but this girl would just come and kind of hang out and sit around instead of working like the rest of us. But she wasn't really talked to about it because her mom was I charge of a school that was a client of ours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place, if you love working with a variety of people

    Photographer & Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Viera, FL

    ProsStudio experience, fast paced environment

    ConsHoliday season is difficult and so are the people during that time

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people!!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was very professional , and a great network.

    Warehouse Tech (Former Employee)
    Bloomington, MN

    ProsIts a great work envirement, great salary and retirement.

    Consit can be very clickish and alot of politics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Seasonal Photographer

    Seasonal Photographer (Current Employee)
    Kitchener, ON (Canada)

    Pros- Very rewarding if you value well taken photos.
    - Awesome management, great team, good training!
    - Working with kids of all ages.
    - Work is varied not a repetitive routine, which keeps things interesting and you're always learning!

    Cons- Schedule changes are very frequent due to varying needs, future schedules are given with less than one week in advance.
    - Hours varied, no end times, only start times.

    Advice to Senior Management- Everything is great, just get me a schedule earlier :)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Photographer (Current Employee)
    San Antonio, TX

    ProsFun job if you like working with kids. I really enjoyed working with my co-workers and my bosses alike. you get off pretty early in the day, and you have your summers off.

    ConsVery repetitive, you do the same thing over and over all day long. Seasonal job- no income during the summer. Your average day starts very early 6:00AM.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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