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PSAV Reviews

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
300 Reviews
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300 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Decent pay for the small amount of work involved (in 11 reviews)

  • Lots of room for advancement, but it will require a lot of commitment (in 6 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)

  • Long hours with somewhat unrealistic expectations for staffing and time management (in 28 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Audio Visual Driver Technician

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    Former Employee - Audio Visual Technician Driver
    Former Employee - Audio Visual Technician Driver

    I worked at PSAV full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    Long working hours if you can handle it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience, lots of challenges that test ability

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Technology Specialist III
    Current Employee - Event Technology Specialist III

    I have been working at PSAV part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Potential for rewarding experience with lots of hours.

    Cons

    The property someone works at could possibly make or break them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to be organized and willing to reach out to all clients

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great Company to work for

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - DET in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - DET in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at PSAV full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits,coverage and RSP plans. Sales commission and DET/ADET commissions are high (as long as your GOP and AGP is up). Great management support. PSAV has been the best corporate job i've had.

    Cons

    Often wish we would have up dated equipment, but a good and real tech is able to work well with what they got. Wish we had better tech to pay ratio. I find we often pay mediocre techs more than lead techs, simply based on years experience. It's hard to provide stability and wages to the hard working and growing ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    See cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Fun company to work for with endless opportunity

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    Current Employee - Senior ETS in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Senior ETS in Carlsbad, CA

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

    Pros

    Multiple locations easy to transfer to other states/countries, lots of mobility within the company.

    Cons

    People that have been with the company for a long time but not showing improvement or drive don't get fired or moved bringing moral down at some location. Being in the events industry your work/home life suffers. Hours are long and inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage your over achievers and find the people that are hurting your moral and address the issue. If someone hasn't been promoted since they started find the problem and fix it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A Very Special Company....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    A fast growing company, with a high energy customer focused culture. They have a genuine commitment to develop their people...going to be an exciting place to be in the coming years...Thats why I am here.

    Cons

    Growing pains....some our our policies are no longer relevant given our size and scope

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep building the brawn of a large company, while keeping the heart and soul of a small company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PSAV full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth, in almost every city meaning lots of mobility, and the work is fun. If you work hard and are innovative, you will easily stand out and get promoted.

    Cons

    Can be hard to move between divisions, especially out of the hotel division.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I have really enjoyed working for PSAV.

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    Current Employee - PSAV Sales Manager - Hotel Divisions in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - PSAV Sales Manager - Hotel Divisions in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    They are extremely supportive when it comes to providing continuous training for their managers either in - person or via the company intranet - if you have the drive for self-education, you have all of the knowledge you need at your disposal. The team atmosphere is wonderful and I feel very supported in my desire to continue to grow with the company. The benefits and HR team are great! Reimbursements too!

    Cons

    Lower rates of pay for beginning sales managers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Keeps getting better

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    Current Employee - Technician in South Florida, FL
    Current Employee - Technician in South Florida, FL

    I have been working at PSAV (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Since merger dust settled things have been great. Glad to see training classes being offered and being taken seriously when we have suggestions or issues. No bs. Managers and techs are about getting the job done and don't tolerate high school gossip (in most locations) They're honest even when you don't want to hear it but at least you know where you stand unlike some bosses out there.

    Cons

    Sometimes feels to big but management try's to keep everyone connected. Pay could be better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Glad we are getting more opportunities to work at other hotels. Try to let everyone know about available shifts in a better way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    PSAV continues to be a very positive environment for me

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Support from the executive level managers has been fantastic. Benefits and culture have been great for me, but it definitely depends on what region of the country you are in.

    Cons

    Even for salaried management, the required hours can be a roller coaster. Do your research regarding the size of the time at the hotel and what talents and skills are on-site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For properties located outside of large city markets, more work needs to be done to circle the wagons and make those staff members feel like a part of the larger picture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Event Technology in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Event Technology in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    As a Director we are trusted with the day tot day operation of our location. Upper management always has an ear for what is needed by us in the trenches.

    Cons

    Can be a little Bean county at times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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