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"Hard but rewarding work"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Team Lead in Denver, CO
Current Employee - Team Lead in Denver, CO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Lifetouch full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Family and community oriented company that does a lot for kids.

Cons

Long hours, physically demanding work; lack of leadership

Advice to Management

Take more input from long term employees in the field. Do a better job recognizing and retaining valuable employees.

Other Employee Reviews for Lifetouch

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Erratic schedule and pay"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy my customers, they can be a real joy to meet. My co workers for the most part are dedicated, hard working and professional.

    Cons

    Erratic schedule doesn't fit into a decent work life balance. While most companies have a disconnect between field and corporate this company is a case study on how wide that gulf can grow. While all interviews are advertising and everybody stretches the truth this is just plan false advertising. Being told that part timers can earn 25,000 and up goes beyond the pale. Average sale for all photographers is $20,000. Turnover is high and morale is low. Asked to act professionally while not being treated as one is not a joy. I have always been customer centric but it becomes hard when you are not earning or being treated professionally by the company. ESOP program is touted but I have co workers on snap program and they are having trouble paying their monthly bills. These are not folks living the high life they are just trying to make ends meet. Per diem and mileage compensation are poor, asking folks to find a room and eat on $75/day is unrealistic. No sick pay, no personal days or vacation no matter how long you have been with the company. Sales contests and incentives non existent except for the biannual and annual awards. In fact Chairman's award winner left the company shortly after winning.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to field employees listen to there concerns and take them to heart. Talking amongst yourselves and self serving attitude are not helping the company and especially not helping the people that keep the lights and pay the salaries.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Ridiculous- unrealistic expectations, with poor training!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sports/Special Events Photography in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Sports/Special Events Photography in Reno, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lifetouch part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Can't think of any pros to work for this company.

    Cons

    High stress and frustration. Inconsistent hours, low pay, and travel which requires the use of your own vehicle without compensation. Equipment was constantly failing during the shoots. Lack of professionalism at work site with profanity being used daily. Photography manager wanted to be friends with only certain employees and showed favoritism in the workplace as well as with scheduling more favorable hours to her "friends".

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent photography managers who can better utilize training, and keep closer tabs on what is occurring at the local levels.


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