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Glamour Shots Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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  1. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Makeup Artist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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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.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Worst Job Ever - Studio Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Awful Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Worst job ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    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


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Full Time Photographer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Photographer in McAllen, TX
    Former Employee - Photographer in McAllen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learn about studio lighting equipment

    Cons

    Long hours; did most of work and received very little commission

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more, pay living wages and maybe you won't have such a high employee turnover rate!!


  8. "Loved my time there"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
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    Former Employee - Makeup Artist in Chula Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Makeup Artist in Chula Vista, CA

    Pros

    Great hours, interaction with clients

    Cons

    no real room to grow


  9. Helpful (1)

    "work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Makeup Artist in Edinburg, TX
    Former Employee - Makeup Artist in Edinburg, TX

    I worked at Glamour Shots (Less than a year)

    Pros

    i got to do what i love

    Cons

    they should really reconsider actually paying what they promised their employees


  10. "Makeup Artist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Makeup Artist in Flemington, NJ
    Former Employee - Makeup Artist in Flemington, NJ

    I worked at Glamour Shots (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved working with clients coming in to get there makeup done. It was a great opportunity to become comfortable using the airbrush gun. I loved consulting with the clients about the look they wanted to achieve and do makeup (which I love) everyday. Great place to get experience

    Cons

    low pay hard to make enough to live off of

    Advice to Management

    I had no problem with the managment


  11. "Selling your soul to the devil. RUN!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Makeup Artist in Killeen, TX
    Former Employee - Makeup Artist in Killeen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay if your willing to lie and cheat. We tell people very little info to sucker people in and get people to spend thousands of dollar on cheap looking portraits. If your able to con and befriend a client to spending over 1k then your check will be ok. The pictures they show aren't the same as the ones people actually take there.

    Cons

    The owner just wants money with a cheap service. She like to point finger and turn her stuff against each other in order to keep drama. I work there less then a month and the thing I hear that lady say was horrible. She like to seem professional but she's nothing more then and drama queen. The people that she has running the studio don't have a clue as if they just started. All they did was act as if their working and bark orders to the new employees.

    Advice to Management

    Find a different job.



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