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"Management needs improvement and corporation needs to reanalyze strategies"

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Current Employee - Assistant Manager
Current Employee - Assistant Manager
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I have been working at Picture People part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Most of the people, the coworkers and customers, I work with are nice and easy to deal with. The kids are extremely cute, although some are quite bratty. Sales are simple if you know the ins and outs of the packages, including custom packages, not just the ones the company already put out there.

Cons

The holidays are terrible and we have to take as many sittings as possible. After the holidays isn't all that great either because if there aren't appointments, your work hours are severely cut. The higher ups only care if your average is high. People think it's a professional photo studio, it's not. They hardly train you for what you need to do and the pay is terrible.

Advice to Management

Stop being obsessed with just making money and treat your employees better. Also if you have the money, update your equipment and programs already. Darkroom crashes all the time and for a "professional" studio, you should have the capacity to shoot in raw, not low quality jpeg.

Other Employee Reviews for Picture People

  1. "Great job, but not worth the pay."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate/Photographer in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Associate/Photographer in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working with kids, good employee environment.

    Cons

    Pay was not what it should have been for the job. Little room for advancement.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Overworked, Underpaid, NEVER Appreciated"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of the Management Team
    Former Employee - Member of the Management Team
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Picture People full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    -Team within the studio worked well together, became like a family
    -Given computer programs to make your own revisions of charts and spreadsheets because the ones sent to you never worked or were old and outdated
    -Working with customers to create bonds with their families
    -Getting to meet new people every day
    -Employees worked hard and were commited

    Cons

    -Expected to work shifts of up to 12 hrs at times and not get a break
    -Constant verbal abuse from DMs
    -Corporate is extremely uninvolved at the studio level
    -Programs were old, not updated, crashed, didn't work and it often took hours sometimes days to get them back up and running
    -Supplies were always running out even though we did orders on a weekly and monthly basis
    -Favoritism was clearly shown to certain managers and associates
    -DM was threatening, some people were written up and/or fired for things when others who had similar if not worse offenses did not get in trouble at all.
    -Things were "hidden" from corporate and lies were told to protect favored employees
    -No customer service support
    -No training provided for new employees
    -Policies are so outdated and when asked for updates or revisions you are ignored and get in trouble
    -No opportunity for advancement out of the studio level

    Advice to Management

    -Undercover boss style is the way to go, there are so many things happening right under your nose and you all are oblivious because you use the DMs, who are the biggest offenders, as your go to people. Get into the studios and talk to the staff, management team especially. I have never worked so hard in my life at a job that I can honestly say was so unappreciative and ignored by the higher ups. For a company that thrives on making memories for families, there is no acknowledgement towards the life, value, or family of it's employees.


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