PSAV Reviews

Updated March 28, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Had enough. Got worst and worst and WORST

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at PSAV full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Direct deposit of my paycheck. Had some benefits like PTO and in some of the hotels you could eat free

    Cons

    Too many to list but the highlights are: nepotism, favoritism was out of control. Very racist and against women tech and hated anyone non-anglo old people.
    Nepotism, friend promoting friends (even though they are useless, jerks that know so little about tech is sad).
    It was getting more and more dangerous to work. Safety was only done if:
    A) was cheap or free
    B) convenient
    C) there was time for it
    Company was getting worst and worst at dishonesty. Selling stuff that was not needed (or never set), charging for better equipment than used (use of smaller screen/monitors, dimmer projectors, smaller mixer, etc..)
    Stealing from employees (change of clocking in software robbed most, if not all, employees of vacation time). Directors charging PTO time for days of the week salary employees take off (even after working weekend), lunch time deducted even no lunch time was taken, no brakes given when in crunch mode.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Audio Visual Driver Technician

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    • Culture & Values
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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
  3. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PSAV

    Pros

    Good benefit, salary is decent, and good training program

    Cons

    Lack of support from upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The I will promise motto is non excistant more so in empowerment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Customer Service Rep

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn. Especially if you want some training before entering your local union.
    Nice people.
    Great if you would like to learn more about AV.

    Cons

    Pay sucks.
    Benefits suck.
    Work is under appreciated. Long crazy hours with unhappy people who wish they were doing something else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people a living wage! Stop giving in to Goldman Sachs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. The higher level management need to take some corrective actions and transparent .

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    Current Employee - ETS1 in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - ETS1 in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work with VIP client and free food.

    Cons

    The hourly salary is unfair .($14-17/hr)
    The door is highly open for Middle east or Arabic technicians . Specifically Washington DC Marriott hotel locations .
    If you know some one and you are from Mid east , even you do not have AV skills ,you can get the job easily .
    There is no growth opportunity unless you are in fever of management .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The higher level management need to take some corrective actions and transparent .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. It's okay...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Schaumburg, IL

    I worked at PSAV

    Pros

    Benefits was pretty good since they were a big company

    Cons

    I was there for 6 years and we never gotten any bonuses, discouraging environment and it's a dying industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of back office people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Senior technician

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PSAV

    Pros

    You will learn a lot. Lots of hands on learning

    Cons

    Crazy hours and not enough appreciation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees a little better and more appreciation

  9. Great Work, Long Hours

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technician in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Technician in Minneapolis, MN

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

    Pros

    If you enjoy working with audio-visual gear, this company is a great opportunity. Working with PSAV, I've learned advanced projection skills, rigging, and lighting to complement the expertise in audio and video i had learned at previous jobs. If you get to work at a large property, you will get to learn it all. Smaller properties have similar opportunities, but not as frequently and not on as big of a scale.

    Cons

    The hours are the worst part. PSAV has a responsibility to ensure that someone from the company is on site whenever a client is using the company's equipment. Oftentimes, this means hanging out in an office alone on a quiet day, checking in on clients, waiting for a radio call for a/v assistance. I've been placed at a property where this isn't usually the case, but it happens almost every time I visit a smaller PSAV location and even sometimes at the larger ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees are not your cheap a/v production crew. They aren't freelancers doing one-off gigs with breaks in between. This is our lifestyle, and we need to be scheduled and considered in such a way that reflects an appreciation for this job being apart of our lifestyle. We technicians understand that this job requires some long hours, but if those long hours seem to be assigned indiscriminately, just to fill time and not directly connected to our customer's needs, we'll feel disrespected and that you are waisting our time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Demanding career

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Network Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PSAV full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Vacation time adds every TEN years with the company, full compensation for travel, great management

    Cons

    Expensive health insurance, a lot of travel involved

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Hello HR?... Hello?

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    Former Employee - Technician in Number One, KY
    Former Employee - Technician in Number One, KY

    I worked at PSAV part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I learned a few things from this company's many mistakes. I was employed, kinda. My paycheck showed up on time

    Cons

    Where do I begin? Hopefully you won't have to find out. HR does not exist. They employ "people" that they label HR but none of them actually help you. Even as an employee, to them, you're just a number. They never ask your name, just your number. Even then, there's ALWAYS a problem or confusion. Most unorganized, dysfunctional company I've seen. It's people like this that make me believe computers will take over jobs one day, and in this case I can see why

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get managers who give half a crap about their employees and an HR department that exists.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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