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Plano, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
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Company - Private
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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    Former Employee - Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
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    I worked at Picture People full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Loved the actual work; the photography, working with clients, developing film and prints (pre-digital). Setting up for each holiday was always exciting, and the team building events were a great idea and fun.

    Cons

    The hours for management, in order to meet the standards of the company were grueling. The sales expectations were high, and difficult to meet due to equipment failures and the low pay we had to offer skilled and talented employees, so employee retention was difficult. There was no room for creativity; each store had to look like every other store. A 'real' photographer should not work there, and the clients will get only cookie cutter results.

    Advice to Management

    Better training to management, better support to management, better district management to assist store management. There is so much to be done; perhaps a dedicated team that comes in and does the setup for merchandising, whatever it takes to take something off the plate of management, especially training, so that the cookie cutter environment that is expected of a large mall store can be maintained, and explain that thoroughly so that they don't mistakenly hire an actual photographer who has real skills and gets stuck in this kind of a job

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Picture People Interviews

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    Photographer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Picture People (Seattle, WA) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Very basic questions based on how you would deal with a customer. No interest in photographic skillset.

    They use 13 year old Canon D20 DSLRs with kit lenses and pay $11.00/hour and no commission(minimum wage here in WA is £13.00). This should tell any serious photographer applying all they need to know.
    The interviewer seemed pleasant enough, but this isn't a job for experienced photographers.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you deal with a customer is their system went down and you were unable to show/sell images there and then.   Answer Question
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