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Lifetouch Reviews

Updated July 26, 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 57 reviews)

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  1. "Don't"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lifetouch full-time

    Pros

    Connections, The money and your customers

    Cons

    This is your whole world nothing is more important you are now their slave.

    Advice to Management

    It's not nice to have favorites


  2. "Photographer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lifetouch full-time

    Pros

    Fun, genuine people to work with good exercise

    Cons

    Have to drive your own car lots of wear and tear long hours 12 to 13 hour days sometimes depending where school is located

    Advice to Management

    Pay more money so employees can afford to work at company and maintain car.

  3. "A real photography experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Photographer in Gardiner, ME
    Current Employee - Photographer in Gardiner, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always going to different locations for work is refreshing and fun.

    Cons

    Very early shifts in the Fall, starting around 430

    Advice to Management

    DON'T CHANGE


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lifetouch full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, fast paced, goal oriented co-workers, no 2 days are the same, great product, opportunity for advancement, ESOP, travel, training.

    Cons

    Long hours, pay not competitive, high burn out rate, high turnover, mileage reimbursement non-existent, wear and tear on personal vehicle, goals set higher every season, commission structure difficult to obtain.

    Advice to Management

    Not for everyone... please compensate your long term employees... they will be apt to stay for the duration. Good people are hard to find and when you have good people, take care of them.

    ESOP should be the only reason for staying...


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lifetouch (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people
    ESOP
    Staff takes pride in work...but this is changing

    Cons

    Industry has changed and company is too slow to adapt
    Sales and Marketing will increase bottom line in the long run
    Promotions with no pay increase
    Lost vision

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff
    Your loosing talent and not making an effort to keep talent
    8x10 glossy is not the future


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Higher Pay Would Have Kept Me"

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    Former Employee - Photographer, Assistant Manager, Manager in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Photographer, Assistant Manager, Manager in Santa Clarita, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative work environment
     Great for fun seekers

    Cons

    Highly stressful, especially when trying to do your best work
     You often stay later than expected, and sometimes you miss lunches
     Pay is not competitive

    Advice to Management

    Find a better strategy to get business beyond trying to work pull ins; most employees are overworked, and tired, and just resort to doing fake sittings to hit numbers. It ends up being a waste of photography space, and photographic paper


  7. "Photographer manger/trainer/photographer"

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    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Cranston, RI
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Cranston, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative place to work, ESOP retirement, Pushes my abilities everyday to be a better photographer

    Cons

    So long days , when students do not do their part on confirming appointments

  8. "A great environment where one is surrounded by individuals always interested in moving the company forward."

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    Former Employee - Engineer Supervisor & Senior Systems Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Former Employee - Engineer Supervisor & Senior Systems Engineer in Eden Prairie, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A motivated atmosphere that encourages everyone to be cognizant of the betterment of the company and its customers. The company is beginning to explore new ideas and ways of doing things.

    Cons

    The ever changing world of technology, especially social media posses significant challenges ahead in regards to the value of school pictures.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to the idea of DevOps and all that it stands for, to truly realize its potential to streamline project work and reduce time to market.


  9. "Senior Infrastructure Analyst"

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

    I worked at Lifetouch full-time

    Pros

    Company Culture very positive and friendly

    Cons

    Seasonal business so when in season it is all hands on deck.


  10. "Fun environment"

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    Former Employee - Bilingual Customer Service Representative in Muncie, IN
    Former Employee - Bilingual Customer Service Representative in Muncie, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, energetic co-workers & administration.

    Cons

    Non-flexible scheduling. Outdated website, and software.


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