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Lifetouch Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  • Pay is low for the responsibilities and wear and tear on your car (in 32 reviews)

  • low pay, long hours, does not seem valuable (in 58 reviews)

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  1. "If you really want to"

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

    I have been working at Lifetouch full-time

    Pros

    easy on the job-site. Taking photos with the can be fun but a hand-full when overwhelmed with all the students getting all at once.

    Cons

    You must have a reliable vehicle for this job reason being because of alot of traveling.You dont get any benefits with the job,even if you are bed ridden they still want you to bring the equipment to the job-site regardless,no paying for for car repair even with years of working with the company.


  2. "Photographer"

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    Current Employee - Photographer in Hammond, LA
    Current Employee - Photographer in Hammond, LA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefits, laid back, friendly co-workers and management, good pay, gas money/gas card, working with children, providing students and their parents long-lasting memories!

    Cons

    Long hours occasionally/early hours, long drives, no paid vacations or paid sick days, time sensitive, no breaks during shooting hours, occasional moody school staff

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the amazing work! (Don't let the "cons" worry you. There's nothing bad about any of it. It's just forwarning those that may not be able to handle it.) I love working with Lifetouch!

  3. "Great place"

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

    I worked at Lifetouch full-time

    Pros

    Made temporary workers feel valued

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  4. "Good if you like kids"

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    Former Employee - Photographer
    Former Employee - Photographer
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Frequent OT pay, friendly management

    Cons

    Transporting alot of equipment wears on your car


  5. "Acceptable entry-level/stop-gap job, dead-end in terms of career"

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    Former Employee - Photographer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Photographer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lifetouch part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Acceptable hours (and pay) during busy period of around 1.5 months or so in the fall, and another two to three months in the spring (otherwise a lot of downtime). You show up to a different school basically everyday (refreshing) and photograph the entire student population. You can potentially make some great friends while working here.

    Cons

    The high turnover rate means that they don't really care about their employees, and certainly do not reward seniority/loyalty. I've seen them cast aside senior photographers in favor of newcomers for no apparent/rational reason. Management is poor and they expect you to work hard for disproportionate compensation; communication with schools is sometimes poor and results in unnecessary hardships.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in and reward your employees for sticking with you longterm.


  6. "I would not recommend this company to anyone"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Knoxville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I honestly can't think of any. This was a horrible work experience.

    Cons

    We would work 12 hour work days with no lunch or break, but they would sometimes make us clock out even though we didn't get a lunch. They would require I ride with someone so they wouldn't have to pay me mileage. When I was hired they told me I would work close to 40 hours a week. I only hit 40 hours once. Most weeks I would barely get 20 hours. They hired way to many people to do one job. Honestly, they treated us very poorly as employees.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to create a schedule. It isn't hard to figure out that if you schedule the last appointment before lunch at 12:30 and then lunch ends at 1 that there won't actually be enough time for us to eat. Appointments take about 30 minutes. The people that don't actually have to do the job don't seem to understand this. They are just worried about fitting as many people into a day so they can make more money.


  7. "sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lifetouch full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    employee owned company with retirement

    Cons

    have taken sales out of saleman's hands

  8. "Management"

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

    I have been working at Lifetouch full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible Hours/Holidays and summer hours.

    Cons

    Does not execute daily performance of quality and production well.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the one thing you're good at. School photos. Perfect your main product. Simplify.


  9. "Best Place I have worked at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Professional, caring, relaxed culture, fun, interesting, good ESOP and benefits.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  10. "CSR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Lifetouch full-time

    Pros

    They have contests for prizes sometimes.

    Cons

    The hours are not consistent

    Advice to Management

    NA


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