Olan Mills Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Olan Mills Chairman and CEO Olan Mills II
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Pros
  • Nice people and easy to work with (in 3 reviews)

  • Good pay & benefits even for part-time employees (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • It seems like we are breaking our back for way below minimum wage (in 4 reviews)

  • If you don't like traveling pick a studio location but it will be boring and you will get to work only with one manger (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Church division-sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Olan Mills full-time

    Pros

    As with most sales jobs, there was some flexibility in schedule at times

    Cons

    Equipment was needing to be upgraded prior to sale of company

    Advice to Management

    Best wishes!


  2. Electronics Specialist

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    Former Employee - Electronics Specialist in Chattanooga, TN
    Former Employee - Electronics Specialist in Chattanooga, TN

    I worked at Olan Mills full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging atmosphere. In the ever-changing graphics world, there was always something new to learn.

    Cons

    Management couldn't adapt fast enough to changes in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    NA


  3. It's a whatever job

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    Current Employee - Sales Acquisition Representative in Cabot, AR
    Current Employee - Sales Acquisition Representative in Cabot, AR

    I have been working at Olan Mills (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work the hours you want and even if you don't make a sell you'll get something per hour. Mmdkdkd dkdkdj dkdkdj dkdkdk

    Cons

    Job is great for someone who wants to live on food stamps!!!! This was a good starter into sells but that's it....

    Advice to Management

    I don't have advise for the management. Other than maybe you could send your employees a gift card now and then.


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  5. Honest

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    Former Employee - Photographer
    Former Employee - Photographer

    I worked at Olan Mills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Okay management.

    Cons

    Not so great pay, overbooking, understaffed, money driven


  6. District Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Olan Mills

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of fun working with very diverse groups of people. Loved my job everyday

    Cons

    They Closed last year after being sold to lifetouch

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. Lots of drama

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Olan Mills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Independent work and ability to gain customer service skills

    Cons

    Big on gaining sales and meeting quotas daily.

    Advice to Management

    Lower your prices. Many customers come In with $100 and leave feeling like tgeyve been tricked into spending hundreds more. Then they argue with staff.


  8. I was unappreciated for my work ethic, talent and experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Photographer
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Photographer

    I worked at Olan Mills full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I loved photographing the kids and others

    Cons

    Thy paid very little with no raises and no compensation for experience or proven ability

    Advice to Management

    show some appreciation, pay more especially for experienced photographers and give commissions particularly when one has proven their abilities


  9. manager

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    Former Employee - Manager/Photographer in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Manager/Photographer in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at Olan Mills

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

    Pros

    good environment for work and career grow

    Cons

    many hours of work for a manager photographer

    Advice to Management

    more days off


  10. Church Directory Portrait Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Portrait Consultant - Church Directory Division in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Portrait Consultant - Church Directory Division in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Olan Mills full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good earnings opportunity, good quality products, work with a small team at each location, supervision is not overwhelming -- do a good job, get paid well. Selling to families, overall, most people are very nice and appreciative of the service offered. Pleasant atmosphere, no prospecting.

    Cons

    Lots of travel (which could be pro or con), sometimes work 6 days a week, often on the road, working in churches can be lovely, or sometimes a bit tough, depending on the church members.

    Advice to Management

    No advice -- I worked for this company twice and would consider working for them again when I am willing to travel more.


  11. Telemarketer

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    Former Employee - Telemarketer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Telemarketer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Olan Mills part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, gave benefits to part-time employees, manager was friendly. The sales goals were reasonable. Pay was minimum wage or compensation, whichever was greater.

    Cons

    Telemarketing is high-pressure in general. Pay was minimum wage or compensation, whichever was greater, so pay was higher during holidays and lower in January, when not many customers are buying portrait packages.



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