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Creve Coeur Camera Reviews

Updated July 13, 2017
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  1. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Creve Coeur Camera (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Family Atmosphere, Great people to work with, local leadership

    Cons

    Long Holiday Hours, little room for advancement.


  2. "meh"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    high sales are driving force

    Cons

    not a whole lot of loyalty felt

  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Creve Coeur Camera full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I really liked all of my coworkers

    Cons

    Upper management not good, don't listen to staff. Nothing is ever in stock.


  4. "Overall Not Bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Creve Coeur Camera full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing place to learn a lot about photography! Very much a team atmosphere in the stores. Feels like a big family. Employees really are customer focused! There is a lot of talent in the building.

    Cons

    Managers work a lot of hours. 45+ is expected per week with an average of 60 (6 days a week) through the holidays. Working extra hours should be rewarded with comp days or a bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a positive attitude with sales people and management. Employees do care about the company. Employees are very talented. Listen to new and fresh ideas from them.


  5. "Great people and a fun environment."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Creve Coeur Camera (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Creativity is encouraged. The potential to learn more about photography is endless. Training can be diverse, hands on, printed material, and classroom.

    Cons

    You won't get rich. While the hours are very reasonable for retail, it is still retail so expect to work a lot in November and December.


  6. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great benefits, and the ability to learn as you go.

    Cons

    Retail hours are sometimes tough. No matter where you work!

    Advice to Management

    Be hands on with your employees!


  7. "Great learning oppurtunity!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Springfield, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Springfield, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Creve Coeur Camera part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to learn a lot about camera equipment that you didn't know about.
    Employee discount, great commission during the holidays
    Having a voice in the companies progression
    A easy paced environment.
    Rules aren't strict and management is good.

    Cons

    Point of sale software is outdated and takes time to learn.

    Advice to Management

    The manager was great but the assistant manager needs a ton of work.

  8. "Changes"

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    Current Employee - Management in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Management in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Creve Coeur Camera full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The energy is at an all time high. Due to a recent change in upper management, employees are encouraged to make decisions and come up with new ideas.

    Cons

    Retail, so the hours stink.

    Advice to Management

    Open communication should continue. Better incentive program for long term employees.


  9. "Have fun with cameras while you work!"

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    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Creve Coeur Camera full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of incentive programs to earn more
    Lots of fun equipment to learn about and sell
    Great employees to work with

    Cons

    Well, with any retail there are long hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  10. "Only if you love photography..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Creve Coeur, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Creve Coeur, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Creve Coeur Camera full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Still one of the few real camera stores around. Although a lot of people will window shop at a store like this and buy online, some of the sales professionals really do have a thing for photography. You will have the opportunity to share your love of imaging with like minded souls.

    Cons

    Don't come in with any ambition to advance beyond your initial placement. Don't come in with any idea that you will even have a job after they get to know you. Don't expect much in the way of integrity and transparency in their HR decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Resist the urge to employ someone and imply some sort of future in photography or your company. Your version of 'employment at will' can be very brazen.


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