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Glamour Shots Reviews

Updated August 20, 2017
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  1. "executive vice president"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Glamour Shots full-time

    Pros

    very enjoyable and everyone is very friendly

    Cons

    i don't have any cons


  2. "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Photographer in Chesterfield, MO
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Photographer in Chesterfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Glamour Shots (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to start as a photographer.

    Cons

    Low base pay and commission based. You've got to hustle just to break even.

    Advice to Management

    Find a higher class of client. Update wardrobe.

  3. "art director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Glamour Shots full-time

    Pros

    being in the field

    Cons

    Pay is hourly and days are long sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Pay your artist !


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Makeup Artist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chesapeake, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Glamour Shots part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work with makeup, if that's a passion of yours.

    Cons

    Pay isn't up to par. It's $7 an hour or commission which ever is greater.

    The 2 women I worked with were whispering about a clients child while she was standing no more than 3 feet away.

    The photographer was always in a bad mood.

    They expected you to kill yourself to make a decent income.

    The product were dried up and hard to use so I had to bring my own kit from home.

    Advice to Management

    Be better to your employees! I've always wanted to work at Glamour Shots. It's a household name. But I was super disappointed.


  5. "Good marketing model, but..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Glamour Shots full-time

    Pros

    They know how to get you in to take pictures by offering great deals $39 for family w free 10x13

    Cons

    The pressure sales were uncomfortable to watch. Didn't stay long.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Job Ever - Studio Manager"

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    Current Employee - Studio Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Studio Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Glamour Shots (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I honestly can't think of a single upside to this company, other than it beat being jobless I suppose. You weren't berated and talk down to on a daily basis, that was also a plus, it was only weekly.

    Cons

    Upper management has no realistic values or benefits for their employees. You are constantly reminded by the owner 'Jim' that if you can't make their unrealistic sales goals then it is because you suck and are completely worthless as an employee. Meanwhile the prices they charge for mediocre pictures printed on the cheapest materials possible is outrageous. All so they can increase their bottom line, it is completely ridiculous and clients realize this.

    Advice to Management

    For general upper management - Stop trying to bait and switch your clients and come up with a reasonable business strategy that doesn't involve bullying people into spending truly outrageous amounts of money for a sub-par product.

    For the owner Jim - I don't know how you haven't had discrimination or harassment charges filed against you but it is only a matter of time before someone calls you on your foul language and truly awful treatment of your employees. Every one gets their comeuppance, yours is on the way.


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    "Awful Experience"

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    Former Employee - Photographer in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Photographer in Killeen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Seeing, from the inside, how this type of photography studio works was interesting and educational, on the posing and lightning side.

    Cons

    Dreadful coworkers, even worse boss. I am a peaceful, honest person and could not afford to dress the part required on the pay scale.

    Advice to Management

    Respect employees needs in order to reach customers. Don't trounce employees for not adequately bullying customers into overpriced purchases.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Don't Work Here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The other photographer and makeup artist are really nice.

    Cons

    I was told that I was hired as a Full-Time employee, but I barely get 3.5 hours/day and 3 days/week. The manager has worked at Glamour Shots around the country for 10 years and definitely acts like it. He makes you feel stupid if you don't know how to do something right away and he gives off a very older man working among young women vibe.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Worst job ever"

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    Former Employee - Photographer in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Photographer in Killeen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working as a team,studio experience

    Cons

    Horrible pay. Commission based. Long hours. I was there open to close 6-7 days a week and my highest bi-weekly check was $800. Lowest was $300. And you're expected to come to work looking "glamorous"..with that pay.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  10. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Glamour Shots (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working for glamour shots gives you a chance to beef up on customer service skills. You definitely deal with all types of customers.

    Cons

    Pay rate is a bit low unless you have alot of packages sold. Hourly + commission.

    Advice to Management

    You guys keep doing what you are doing. I really have no complaints about my time with your company.


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