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  1. "Great Thriving Retail Company"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Representative in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bella Pictures part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Online sales are great

    Cons

    More marketing campaigns and advertising to get the product on the market.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard work.


  2. "Just a shell of the past"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bella Pictures (More than a year)

    Pros

    Before being bought out by CPI the company had compassionate managers united by a common goal to provide couples with the best photographer and photography package.

    Cons

    The company is now owned by The Pros so it's a shell of what it used to be

    Advice to Management

    n/a

  3. "Hellish Place to Work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Team Lead in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office in downtown San Francisco, entry-level career opportunities and some limited advancement. Early years at the company were relaxed and had a start-up culture.

    Cons

    Below-market salary. No resources devoted to post-sale servicing, which resulted in an extremely stressful and overworked team (as if being verbally berated by emotional brides and grooms daily wasn't enough). All of the funding, team growth, and high-level management was focused on overpaying reckless VPs (of which there were many for the size of the company) and a bloated marketing department. By the time I left, they were laying off employees weekly and appeasing us with pizza.

    Advice to Management

    At the very least pay your employees what they deserve. There is no excuse for the level of mismanagement and greed here.


  4. "Poorly run company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bella Pictures full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The SF office was in a great location that was easy to commute to from Montgomery BART. I learned a lot about the wedding business I guess.

    Cons

    Pay was terrible. Really bad. So bad I spent an inordinate amount of time looking for my next job. There were also no perks to speak of, other than a coffee pot and some dairy creamer.

    Advice to Management

    Not a whole lot to say since I believe this company exists as a shell of its former self. But I would advise the company to learn how to retain employees otherwise they're going to jump ship asap.


  5. "Develop new market, promote and sell line of pretty handmade jewels."

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Bella Pictures part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very flexible hours and lots of exposure/Very dynamic environment.

    Cons

    A market competitive market with very small profit margin.


  6. "Easy place to work because of the great coworkers."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bella Pictures full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Coworkers and CTO were a pleasure to work with. Had a great work/life balance and the compensation wasn't too shabby.

    Cons

    Did not manage money (investments) well. Resulted in business going under.


  7. "This company had a lot of promised, but failed a lot of its employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bella Pictures full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good company culture in the beginning stages of the business

    Cons

    Horrible executive management at the end stages of this company

  8. "So sad it's over..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Busy Worker in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Busy Worker in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bella Pictures full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people- dedicated, smart, customer-focused.
    We were turning it around and making it work!

    Cons

    CPI bought Bella and ran out of $- Bella was the victim of their financial situation.


  9. "Bella Pictures - Great People & misguided management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Photographer & Photo Coach in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Photographer & Photo Coach in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bella Pictures full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the most talented people in the wedding event photography business that one could ever hope to work with

    Cons

    In my opinion, a senior management staff with some key stakeholders who had an archaic business model and attitude and who chose not to acknowledge the importance of adapting to a radically changing industry that would have allowed them to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the soldiers in the trenches, who have a pulse on what's happening in real time. Stick to a plan long enough to actually test its viability before changing or eliminating it. Respect the talent you have access to and communicate openly and honestly like you claim you do.


  10. "A fun, learning environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people and the passion: we cover weddings, one of the most important days of our clients lives! We have to be great at what we do and we are passionate about being so!

    Cons

    The benefits package could be better, it is just alright. The work environment is a changeable one, not necessarily a "con" but you do have to be adaptable to work well within our team.


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