PSAV Reviews

Updated August 28, 2015
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PSAV CEO Mike McIlwain
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Pros
  • Not a 9-5, decent pay, good pace (in 11 reviews)

  • Good pay, low stress work environment, diversity (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life Balance please know if you are not the person in charge you don't have a life to balance (in 21 reviews)

  • There are often very long hours especially during busy season (in 28 reviews)

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  1. AV Technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AV Technician in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - AV Technician in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Get to be around cool gear everyday out of audio, video and lighting and set up rooms and stages. Very friendly environment but can get busy (like with any other job)

    Cons

    None so far but any issues can be resolved if taken in a professional manner. It is the Media Industry so be prepared to have early mornings, late evenings/nights and some weekends/holidays. Standing and strength is needed too.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Helpful (3)

    Good Company With Opportunity To Advance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PSAV has been a great company to work for with plenty of opportunity to advance. Over the past 5 years I have worked with a ton of great employees throughout the country and have been able to see a lot of these folks advance in their careers.

    Cons

    A bunch or red tape and continuously changing processes (which should be expected with any large company).


  3. Eh

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technician in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Technician in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    room for growth, free food, able to advance if transferring.

    Cons

    long hours, strange hours, do not know the schedule until a day before.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of Techs, you lose the best ones.


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  5. Fast expanding company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audio-Visual Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Audio-Visual Director in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PSAV full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to transfer to other locations.

    Cons

    Growing to fast and changing/updating systems to much.

    Advice to Management

    Care more for the employees rather than the shareholers


  6. its alright

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PSAV part-time

    Pros

    steady work when it is busy

    Cons

    Can be really slow when it isn't


  7. Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lots of variety, and fun

    Cons

    Long hours (not really a con in my eyes)


  8. Lead Technician

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Technician in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Lead Technician in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at PSAV full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Rub elbows with professionals. Training provided. Plenty of hours.

    Cons

    Working in-house can be difficult. Management.

    Advice to Management

    Provide certification and frequent raises


  9. Hard worker? Work even harder!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PSAV full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Quickly get in on the big shows. If you get a good team (like I used to have), things run smoothly.

    Cons

    But things can quickly turn for the worse when your coworkers realize that there are better opportunities out there, and you get a bunch of guys that need trained. You have no social life. You have sold your soul to evil big corporate. Inventory sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Help out your techs setting rooms every once in a while. They burn out quickly when all you do is sit at your desk and make phone calls.


  10. Not bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, good on site management

    Cons

    Pay is low. No way to live off pay. Hours are not guaranteed. Never know schedule except a few days in advance.

    Advice to Management

    Seriously reconsider pay scale.


  11. tech

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice working environment, when salaried staff wasn't there

    Cons

    Salaried employees worked as little as possible and relied on others to cover for them, even worked side jobs on company time

    Advice to Management

    Treat others the way you would like to be treated



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