Olan Mills

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Updated Jul 21, 2014

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2.3 54 reviews

28% Approve of the CEO

Olan Mills Chairman and CEO Olan Mills II

Olan Mills II

(29 ratings)

24% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • I love when I am able to create photographs people love and are excited about(in 6 reviews)

  • High earnings potential on busy days at your location, Great to see people enjoy getting pictures taken, The management is nice(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • As a photographer, you do the job of three people and get paid only slightly over minimum wage(in 3 reviews)

  • because the upper management cant keep enough sales staff on hand to keep a studio booked(in 3 reviews)

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    Some good; some bad

    Photographer (Former Employee) Tallahassee, FL

    ProsI loved photographing people. The training was extensive but I heard some negative opinions about training as well.

    ConsThe condition of the studio and equipment were terrible and my manager often tried not to reimburse me by failing to inform me of the process or deadlines. Or she would "forget".

    Advice to Senior ManagementThis company was purchased by Lifetouch so I can't give any advice to the management team...they don't exist in the same structure and it wouldn't be fair to assume they are still working there or (if they are) that they have the same problems.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It was a very positive experience at the beginning, however it became a nightmare.

    Photographer (Former Employee) Greenwood, SC

    ProsGetting to capture those special moments with different families. Making the customers happy and knowing that you helped capture a memory for the families.

    ConsThe training was so fast and i was not taught everything that I needed to know. When i asked for help in was always ignored. Then at the end i was penalized for the things that I didn't know.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    studio manager

    Photographer and Studio Manager (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

    Prosworking with the public catching that smile

    Constake your creativity for granted, no home life, minimum pay, wants you to do several jobs yet only pays for one.............

    Advice to Senior Managementrealize that we are human not machines

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

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    I manage the store from top to bottom, photography, work papers, asr and making appointments.

    Store Manager (Former Employee) Taylor, MI

    ProsWorking with others, making people laugh and enjoying learning new things every day.

    ConsWhen the company was bought by life touch.

    Advice to Senior Managementalways keep an open mind.

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

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    Good place to work for a student.

    ARS Sales (Former Employee) Dothan, AL

    Proseasy work just standing at a kiosk

    Consnot much of an opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Senior Managementtry to put people in management that are winners.

    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 an OK place to work

    Telemarketer (Former Employee) Greenville, SC

    Prosflexible hours, good coworkers, incentives to make sales, free pictures for the family, and some other things. that's pretty much all i can think of.

    Consthe pay isn't great and the benefits aren't either. i wish there was a better calling system for potential clients. some people are rude.

    Advice to Senior Managementfigure out how to get into the app business

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a great place to work.

    Photographer (Former Employee)

    ProsRewarding customers. Not too many hours. Easy work.

    ConsJudgemental management. Not a lot of training. Some of the customers are hard to work with. The studios are sales based and do not really focus as much on the quality of their portraits or actually pleasing their customers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut the customers needs before your sales goals and maybe more people would return as customers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Telemarketer (Current Employee) Merritt Island, FL

    ProsHours were flexible. Co workers were nice.

    ConsYou worked on commission. And no one likes telemarketers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Photographer = door-to-door salesperson

    Photographer (Former Employee) Somerville, MA

    ProsCute kids and some periods of downtime

    ConsBad equipment, no support from management, long hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSupport your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    blech

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosphotography is fun and creative.

    Consthe company rips off your customers.

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