Dedicated to helping the next generation of artists achieve their creative goals, Focus Camera is a photography and imaging retailer from Brooklyn, New York. We offer top notch brands, along with comprehensive guides, videos, and reviews. With a brick-and-mortar store and an ever-growing online market, we are proud to serve millions of customers worldwide.
Brick and Mortar Roots
It all started with a little camera shop in Brooklyn. Established in 1966 by Abe Berkowitz, Focus Camera served the New York Metro area in a brick-and-mortar store on 13th Avenue. With a dedicated staff, industry experts, and products from leading manufacturers, it quickly earned a reputation for professional excellence in photography and imaging. Today, we still support a retail store in Brooklyn with the same enthusiasm as our first family-owned business.
Focus Camera was a pioneer in e-commerce, expanding our platform to an online global audience in 1995. Our website, www.focuscamera.com, boasts digital cameras, camcorders, tripods, and photo printers along with binoculars and telescopes. With a 100,000+ square foot warehouse and over 200 employees, Focus now serves millions of customers worldwide.
We value our community, which is why we love to give back. From hiring local to hosting benefits and working with education agencies, Focus Camera works to build a better tomorrow. We support programs like ‘Volumes of Joy,’ which provides books and gifts to orphan children on their birthdays, holidays, and summer vacations. We also work with the New York Seminary, an institution devoted to the advancement of women’s leadership.
I worked at Focus Camera full-time (More than 3 years)
I truly enjoyed my time at Focus, while there I was able to initiate countless new projects because I had the freedom to make decisions or to work with management to increase sales in countless ways. I watched as many people on my team were given the opportunity and freedom to change and adapt current processes to new systems which made our work easier and more rewarding. Focus was very flexible with regards to my needs to be around and home for my family as needed and to create a work life balance.
There are a lot of strong personalities here, but not in a bad way, the result is a fast paced culture where there is constantly a vision of what can be achieved both from management and staff. If an idea was presented, it didn't matter who initiated it, if it had validity it was considered and often put into practice.
Most importantly, it seems that Focus hires certain types of people, people who like to work hard and work well together, so there are strong working relationships throughout the company. This makes the workday feel quicker and makes getting things done easier.
All levels of management are 100% accessible, anyone claiming otherwise has simply not tried to reach out. HR is always willing to hear employee concerns and work with them. I personally saw them go out of their way multiple times to work with team members to ensure that they could balance their work and lives.
Difficult parking, can be strict on hours, but flexible for personal needs
Advice to Management
Management spent a lot of time over the few years prior to me leaving making Focus a better place to work. These moves are felt and appreciated, keep moving in that direction.
I applied online. I interviewed at Focus Camera (Brooklyn, NY) in November 2015.
Met with the department manager and his assistant discussed my background. Filled out an application during waiting time. Quick and easy process overall. Discussed salary and was offered the job.
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