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"at first somewhat hard, then a/v paradise"

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Former Employee - Event Technology Specialist in Portland, OR
Former Employee - Event Technology Specialist in Portland, OR
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

excellent and cost effective health benefits.
Decent overtime before recession hit oregon.
good relationships with banquet staff at hotel (if you create it and work with them).

Cons

How you do at your job will be broken or made by the DET at your property. If your director is a nice guy it can be great, if your director is not You may be stuck with him before you transfer to another PSAV location.

Advice to Management

always listen and communicate to your ETS technicians and never be patronizing. Take their ideas to heart.

Other Employee Reviews for PSAV

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Overworked and Underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get a paycheck and plenty of Overtime.

    Cons

    6 day weeks and Overtime are mandatory and you only get a 3 day notice for each weeks schedule.

    You must work in situations that are unorganized, under-staffed with exhausting workloads which result in long shifts sometimes with little time to eat, and 60 hour weeks that are mind numbing. A company culture that encourages long hours for little pay and expects you to be on call for schedule changes and call time changes daily. Plus most shifts require that you eat lunch on property and you must eat Disgusting cafeteria 2 day old slop with no way to store your own food for lunch.

    As a New Hire you will be "Hourly PT" at 11 - 14 / hour, but at least get Time-and-a-half for overtime. But then they will pressure you to go "Full Time Salary" with promise of advancement. But what you get is the same pay minus your Overtime Pay!

    Salary workers work longer hours and get only 50% of normal wage for overtime hours! So you end up working for 9 - 10 bucks an hour!! Plus the understaffed events leave too much room for error in safety and health of the workers. Promotion is luck of the draw. If you are at a location that loses workers above you frequently, and you do not complain about hours, you get a promotion by default.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees' time and effort. Pay, schedule and staff accordingly!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a decent place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You get what you give..play nice and you can learn a lot from people who have been around.
    In hotels you get 3 squares a day at no charge which saves you a bundle.
    they give you a uniform allowance which is pretty fair
    the health benefits are pretty decent considering some I have seen. dental is weak.
    most of the mid level guys and girls are OK to work with..you definitely have a few over zealous goobers but that can happen anywhere.

    Cons

    Long hours ..but thats the nature of the beast.
    transitioning to management hurts you in the pocket if you are not careful..same hours 60-70 p/week but you are now salary and that can hurt without OT
    the hotels generally treat you like a doormat unless you get lucky and work with a cool hotel staff thats fair and nice and treats you like part of the team..but a lot of that comes from your director..if he is a tool then the hotels feelings trickle down.

    Advice to Management

    stop spending so much time hiring managers and get your techs to a happier place and the clients will see better service all around which means repeat business. Some hotels have 4 managers to every 1 tech???? kind of crazy.

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