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3.0
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48%
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74%
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Tim Muller
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Puts you in a solid network of photographers(in 15 reviews)

  • "The prep leading up to a couples wedding day, their Wedding Day, and thereafter is everyone’s top priority(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Brides don’t meet photographer until right before wedding(in 15 reviews)

  • "Low pay and constant demand for productivity(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great company. Great work environment."

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    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George Street Photo & Video full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    I’ve been working for George Street for almost 5 years and love it! We help make a difference for one of the most important days in someone’s life - their wedding day. It’s a great company and the work environment is both fast-paced and easy-going. -Collaborative team -Strong focus on making clients happy -The team is empowered to serve the clients -Opportunities for growth -Recognition for doing a great job...

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    Cons

    Because it’s a fast-paced environment, flexibility is key. This type of culture provides an environment where you can learn and grow professionally. But if you’re someone who doesn’t like change, this might not be the right place for you.

    George Street Photo & Video2018-08-13
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Band-aid Fixes"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at George Street Photo & Video full-time

    Pros

    Salesforce experience and easy access to public transportation

    Cons

    I would not recommend working here. Unhappy clients along with unhappy employees. No room for growth, consistent layoffs, micromanaging and low pay to name a few. They don’t care about their employees or clients as they outsource most of their work/company and pay clients to remove or prevent negative reviews.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the actual issue of why clients and/or employees are unhappy rather than throwing a band-aid on the issue thinking you “fixed” it. Invest in your employees.

    George Street Photo & Video2018-10-11
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Director of IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George Street Photo & Video full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Working at George Street Photo & Video for the past 8 years has been a thrilling and exciting adventure. Each employee is seen as equals and their ideas are heard. Every employee truly cares about the customer and their experience. The prep leading up to a couples wedding day, their Wedding Day, and thereafter is everyone’s top priority. Being in IT it’s our job that we keep the customer's data secure while moving...

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    Cons

    Not necessarily a con, but there's immense pressure to make sure customers are happy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. The formula is just right!!

    George Street Photo & Video2018-07-30
  4. "Enjoyable workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George Street Photo & Video full-time

    Pros

    George Street has a very relaxed working atmosphere. Yes, the work is fast paced and the clients can be demanding. Management is happy to let you work out solutions on your own, stepping in only when asked to or if it's absolutely necessary.

    Cons

    It's a small company, so there's not a lot of opportunities for advancement.

    George Street Photo & Video2018-08-02
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Cutting edge company!"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George Street Photo & Video full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    There are many intelligent people working together to better the products and services offered. With constant change in our industry, our company strives to stay on the cutting edge and set an example as the industry leader in wedding photography and videography. Laid back, collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Simplify some of the unnecessarily complicated processes.

    George Street Photo & Video2018-07-19
  6. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at George Street Photo & Video full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have been working at George Street for about 6 months now. My favorite thing about working here is the relaxed and laid back environment, while still being professional. The employees are all down to earth people who love what they do and are willing to help with anything that is needed. The management team really cares about their employees and respects their hard work. They keep the workplace fun and upbeat! We also...

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    Cons

    I do not have any cons of working here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!!

    George Street Photo & Video2018-07-12
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Unrealistic Expectations and Phony Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at George Street Photo & Video full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Close to the CTA Brown Line. Some cool people that work there.

    Cons

    George Street offers a terrible product - plain and simple. There are almost no in-house creatives. So much of their work is outsourced overseas. Everyone working on the front line has to take all of the blame and upset from the clients. It's extremely hard to stand behind a company when you don't think the product you're selling is good or fair. There is such a disconnect between employees and management and employees...

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    Advice to Management

    George Street needs to start making a better product. They're spreading themselves too thin and creating unrealistic expectations for their employees.

    George Street Photo & Video2018-05-29
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Low pay! Terrible product and process. Never work here!"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at George Street Photo & Video full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Have the option to work from home

    Cons

    Way underpaid. Always told to do more. Just filling the pockets of the owners. Read the reviews on their work. Brides don’t meet photographer until right before wedding. Any photographer can get hired if they can show 200 shots. Have to lie that it’s a wonderful product when we all know it’s so low quality. Steer clear, you are paid minimum wage when you add up all the time you work.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp yourself. Quality over quantity. My guess you will be out of business by next year if you don’t change how you operate.

    George Street Photo & Video2018-05-30
  9. Helpful (2)

    "GS works harder to keep up appearances than put effort into a good system and workplace integrity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at George Street Photo & Video full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    office convenient to CTA transit

    Cons

    management, no job security, inconsistent product / service, jobs and processes are outsourced to save money

    George Street Photo & Video2018-04-13
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Glorified hourly data entry job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at George Street Photo & Video full-time

    Pros

    Mostly young people working there so I made friends. It was decent experience with using Salesforce and I got to dip my toes in social media management.

    Cons

    Low pay and constant demand for productivity. Even if we hit or exceeded our goals, it wasn't good enough. They just have high turnover because they hire cheap, run people ragged and then they quit. There's no chance for promotion or a raise. If you're in the marketing team, you're glorified data entry. They took advantage of my skills and had me doing work outside my job title for a fraction of what they should have...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees fairly.

    George Street Photo & Video2018-03-15
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