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"Good and the Bad"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Event Technology Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
Current Employee - Event Technology Specialist in Philadelphia, PA
Recommends

Pros

Benefits are good. Benefits do not drop if you're not working fulltime consistently.

Cons

Lack of direction, not a career maker.

Advice to Management

Invest in current and future employees with training to stop a revolving door.

Other Employee Reviews for PSAV

  1. Helpful (4)

    "No Growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Event Technology in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Director of Event Technology in Jacksonville, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Opportunity for customer service and work with audio

    Cons

    Corporate overhead and mishandling of offices efforts

    Advice to Management

    Find competant management willing to actually work


  2. Helpful (7)

    "WORK TO LIVE = my motto LIVE TO WORK = Swanks Motto"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Higher Ranking Technician in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Higher Ranking Technician in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    they have good gear at some of nicer properties, thats about it....................Oh, and vaca days roll over at the end of the year. Partly because it's hard to take a vaca (they have blackout months where no-one can vaca............mainly summer traveling months.)

    Cons

    this is a company that cares only about the almighty dollar, defenitely not the employees that help it run. Low pay with laughable raises (if they feel you are qualified), and sales managers who know zero about audio/visual systems. The priorities are so off w/in management it makes technicians lives absolute hell. Sales managers will sell things that don't even exist to make money, and leave you there trying to explain to the client why they are spending so much for so little. and when sales aren't there, expect to to work free days and take salary cuts! Advancement is possible, but when they up your responsibility and title but keep your pay relatively equal...........people don't even want promotions. Swank is very conducive to techs who are fresh out of school and will work long hours for peanuts. If you have a brain though, you will RUN not WALK from Swank.
    Also, their large shows are run by freelancers that they pay top dollar. Their techs are basically slaves that they only trust with tripod screens and flipcharts. If you want to be a REAL tech, work for a REAL company.

    Advice to Management

    learn what an XLR cable is, you are leading a huge A/V company.......................learn a bit about the essence of your biz, not just $ and RPH's! Also, realize you are screwing your employees and not giving credit where credit is due.................and by credit, I mean money. Labor unions were created for a reason, to stop companies like you from taking advantage of people.

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