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Lifetouch Reviews

Updated May 22, 2018
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  • You don't get benefits or sick days and there is lots of wear and tear on your car (in 39 reviews)

  • They kept changing the Account Executive title in the beginning to CSR to justify their low pay (in 64 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lifetouch full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoy the culture here at Lifetouch. Endless opportunities for growth!

    Cons

    Benefits can be a lot better! One major con is having to use your own personal vehicle and you're not compensated for that. Although you do get a gas card the wear and tear you put on your car is tremendous. Besides those to cons a great company to work for!


  2. "Photographer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Lifetouch full-time

    Pros

    Interactive and busy, not a typical "desk job", good pay, training teaches you everything you need to know, only available 8 months of the year

    Cons

    Different location daily, having to carry a whole car full of equipment for the 4 months, sometimes randomly working a 12+ hour day, their view on disabilities was wack

  3. "Photographer"

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    Current Employee - Photographer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Photographer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Lifetouch part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Variety because every day is different
    - Get paid to learn and hone your photography skills
    - You get paid to make kids smile all day
    - Seasonal
    - Have holidays off
    - Fun team environment
    - Co-workers are like family

    Cons

    - Low compensation
    - Wear and tear on car
    - Complaints from schools on picture days re: things that are out of your control

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages for photographers! It's a fun job but hard work.


  4. "I have worked with Lifetouch for two years."

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    Current Employee - Photographer - School in Marlborough, MA
    Current Employee - Photographer - School in Marlborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lifetouch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people you work with are great. Also you get to work with kids. During the fall, you are very busy!

    Cons

    Very seasonal. Don't work summers or part of winter. You don't get benefits or sick days and there is lots of wear and tear on your car.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employes to have unpaid sick days.


  5. "Portrait Photographer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lifetouch part-time

    Pros

    Taking memorable portraits of children, traveling to different cities

    Cons

    Seasonal work, taking portraits in less than 20 seconds of each student


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Photographer"

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    Current Employee - Photographer in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Photographer in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Lifetouch full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Somehow the company has a few great employees left.

    Cons

    Below average pay, quality continuously declining, living in the dark ages of technology.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade your equipment, it costs you business and you can't compensate for it by short handing employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not for Everyone"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Photographer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Photographer in Richmond, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lifetouch full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not many pros. It is a job.

    Cons

    Photography is a joke, basic at best.
    Equipment is less then a joke, $200. 00 camera.
    Long hours some days you drive five hours, setup for four hours, and the shooting is 3.5 hours. Then you make $50, because they only want the directory.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people that can work a camera, without having to tape all the controls.
    Invest in equipment
    Get better products to sell.
    Change the pay to include something per hour or sit. Even if only $10hr

  8. "Photographer"

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    Former Employee - Photographer in Kansas City, KS
    Former Employee - Photographer in Kansas City, KS

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

    Pros

    Traveling and meeting new people everyday!

    Cons

    Uncertain work scheduling and very early mornings


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Studio Manager"

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    Current Employee - Dual Studio Manager
    Current Employee - Dual Studio Manager

    I have been working at Lifetouch full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Paid training, competitive pay, 5 paid holidays, PTO and medical benefits.

    Cons

    Limited ability to move up.


  10. "Very Nice People"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Photographer in Roseville, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Photographer in Roseville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    great place to learn studio photography

    Cons

    better sales training is needed

    Advice to Management

    if you say something follow through


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