Photogenic

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Photogenic Reviews

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Summer Job at minimum wage

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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Photogenic part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, discounts at various venues, meet lots of people, generally a good group of people. Promotions tend to happen fast at the beginning of the peak summer season. Always a fun holiday party.

    Cons

    Pay is minimum wage. Weather can dictate whether you get cut from a shift or not, so if you're depending on this money for rent, pick up as many shifts as you can when the weather is good. Unless the owner likes, you will likely just stop getting shifts. Think of this as a summer job and nothing more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more courteous to your employees. Tell them upfront if you plan on keeping them for the off season or if this will be a summer/holiday season only job. If you plan stopping their shifts, at least send them an email informing them of the change so they can plan for something else.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    The people at photogenic are fun to be around and make work enjoyable.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales in Saint Louis, MO

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

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, friendly staff, good managers

    Cons

    Not many hours in the slow season

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scheduling is all over the place. Provide your workers with consistent work times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    If you really need the money

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cashier/Photographer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Cashier/Photographer in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Photogenic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice venues
    Some coworkers are nice to talk to
    you get a small discount at some venues.

    Cons

    Supervisors show extreme favoritism
    Minimum wage, not a penny more
    If working in extreme can be frustrating
    horrible customers.
    Major cuts on work hours
    Hint. The more people the company hires the less hours are available. less hours+ min. wage + taxes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees who work in outside venues. (i.e Navy Pier)
    Its a major problem when a phone can take better photos then the actual camera that you use. And its free to upload to social networks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Side or Summer Job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Photogenic part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Meeting new people, discounts at venues, making extra cash. Pick up as many shifts and rack up as much cash as you can during the "on" season while actively searching for other jobs to have by the time the "off" season comes.

    Cons

    Not enough money for a full-time job. Work is seasonal and employees can be sent home at any time due to lack of traffic. Those who might stay will be overwhelmed if traffic suddenly picks up. No one cares about you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company won't last much longer unless the business model changes. Trim cost in supply usage, not employee pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Cool.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Photogenic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly assistant managers, great pay, great hours

    Cons

    Manager yelled at employees in front of guest and visitors, horrible uniforms. make you pay for your background check, pee test, and uniform so its 10$ coming out of 7 paychecks and they let you know last minute. Managers are very rude to customers who doesn't want to buy the 20$ photo packages. If you can't take 20 photos within an hour they fire you, doesn't matter how much of a good worker you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't yell at your employees in front of customers its bad for business and it makes you look unprofessional.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Pretty decent summer job

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales in Boston, MA

    I worked at Photogenic part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, often fun sites to photograph at. Very good introduction to sales too.

    Cons

    Hours can be taxing depending on which photo shoots you're assigned to. Some can be late night cruises which you shouldn't expect to be home until after 11 PM.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I was very unimpressed at the running of this company, as someone with a Bachelor's in Photography.

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    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Photogenic part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits were fine, the views and what I got to see on the cruises was great.

    Cons

    Every employee starts off at a meager hourly wage. Promotions include an incredibly small raise paired with an incredibly increase in responsibilities. Organization within the sector I worked for was ridiculous and felt like it was ran by a bunch of children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you pay your employees better and offer incentives worth working towards, you will keep a much better crew and have much more reliable workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Hard work pays

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Shift Lead in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Photogenic part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are a good worker, you get as many hours as you want.

    Cons

    People call off without having someone fill their shift.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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  10.  

    Great, could be better though.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Photogenic part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Most of the people you work with are great. My managers are all awesome, the pay isn't too bad for starting out.

    Cons

    The schedule for Monday-Sunday isn't posted until sometime Friday or even Saturday, doesn't leave much time for trading shifts if something comes up. The venue we work at does not communicate well with us.

  11.  

    Good for college students in need of a part time job.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Photogenic

    Pros

    Good pay and flexible schedule. Laid back environment. Coworkers are fun to be around and always ready to help when needed.

    Cons

    Worker to people ratio. Can sometimes have long hours. Have to sometimes make sales in bad weather on and off boat.

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