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PSAV Overview

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Schiller Park, IL
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
Business Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
For more than 75 years, PSAV® has been setting the standard for event technology services within the hotel, resort and conference center industry, offering the expertise for everything from intimate gatherings to large conventions.

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PSAV – Why Work For Us?


PSAV relies on a talented team of professionals to provide clients with exceptional event experiences.

Our sales team provides front line exposure, not only bringing in new events, but also working with clients to ensure everything goes as planned. Our event technicians provide the experience, working with the latest technology to make sure every cue is hit and meeting or event a success. Our corporate staff, located in offices throughout the United States and Canada, makes us the leader in the industry by providing essential finance, IT, marketing and human resources support.

Working at PSAV provides global opportunities with locations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. Our dedicated employees work in corporate offices, large hotel and convention center properties, and small hotels and meeting rooms. They may travel with customers, work as part of a large hospitality team or represent PSAV as a sole representative at a small meeting facility.

Regardless of the location, scenario or job title, all of our employees are responsible for making us the leading event technology company in the industry.Working together, PSAV’s employees are responsible for positive experiences. Our customers rely on us for everything to go as planned, and we take pride in making sure that happens, whether we are servicing a small meeting, lighting a live event, or pinning a lavaliere mic to the President of the United States of America.

PSAV offers a variety of career paths for dedicated professionals of all fields and skill levels. Explore a career in one of these areas:

  • Event Technology Specialists: Digital Services, Interactive Services, CG Artists, Event Technology Specialist, Director of Operations, Project Manager, Audio Engineering, Rigging Specialist, Video Specialist, Lighting Specialist, Audio Specialist, Networking Specialist, Installation Technician 
  • Event Technology Leadership: Director, Event Technology
  • Creative Services: Digital Media Producer, Digital Media Specialist
  • Sales: Account Management, Hotel Sales, Sales Management, New Business Development
  • Clerical and Administrative: Administrative Assistant and Business Center Associate
  • Information Technology: SQL Database Managers, IT Operations, Service Desk Technicians, Project Managers, Support Technicians
  • Finance and Accounting: Accounts Receivable & Billing Representative, Collections Specialist, Financial Analyst, Strategic Accounts Specialist, Tax Manager, Custom Accounts Analyst
  • Marketing: Sales CRM Analyst, Marketing Manager, Communications Coordinator
  • Human Resources: Recruiter, Technical Instructional Designer, Training & Development Specialist, Training Manager, HRIS Analyst, HRIS Administrator, Employee Services Representative 
  • Product Management & Procurement: Buyer, Field Asset Manager, Lead Warehouse Technician, Product Management Specialist
  • Warehouse, Transportation and Logistics: Driver Technician, Quality Control Lead, Repair Technician, Warehouse Technician
  • Part-Time Event Technology Opportunities
  • Internships

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    "ASDP/Hotel Sales Manager"

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    Current Employee - PSAV Sales Manager - Hotel Divisions in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - PSAV Sales Manager - Hotel Divisions in Dallas, TX
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    I have been working at PSAV full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Went into the accelerated sales development program (ASDP) right out of college which is a 8 week fast track to the sales manager role. I had quite a lot of sales internships and experience prior to applying, so make sure you have a decent resume if you apply to the program. The 8 week training program was an invaluable experience that I recommend to anyone wanting to get into sales and the Event Technology industry. The skills and knowledge I have acquired from the program will help me in any career path I end up in. Everyone I work with is extremely helpful, kind, and enjoys their job with PSAV. I know it varies by location, but for myself and most of the people in my ASDP group that has been the general experience. Very generous base pay and commission plan for college graduates, just need to be willing to put in the work and hours! Many career advancement opportunities and an awesome company culture. It is the AV industry which is entertainment, so most of the time the people you work with are more chill and relaxed, but like to get business done and appreciate hard work when it is needed.

    Cons

    -Slow seasons in the hotel sales services can be long and boring days... but hey you are still getting paid!
    -Will work over the 40 hours a week they say you do, but sometimes less.
    -HR and the hotel locations could be in better touch with each other.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing your thing!

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    I applied through other source. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at PSAV in February 2017.

    Interview

    Convoluted, and haphazard at best.
    I was ushered into the process through a referral.
    I have applied with PSAV in the past and receive both online and in person interviews.
    This time I was ushered in through a referral and went through the process.

    After completion I received an email stating that the offer was rescinded due to failure to complete their screenings.

    Their recruiting officer then replied to my grievances stating that he had sent me the wrong email - he apologized and sent an email stating that the offer had been rescinded due to my background.

    Unorganized is how I would describe the interview process for this company. Their recruiters need more training to say the least.
    I lost out on work because of this. Not happy. Do not contact me again PSAV!!

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