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PSAV Reviews

Updated January 16, 2019
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Pros
  • "There are lots of opportunity for growth and professional development" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Free food at some locations and reimbursement for suits" (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance during busy times is a challenge" (in 64 reviews)

  • "Salary workers pushed to long hours to save company money by using technician as less as possible" (in 70 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great company for growth, just hold on tight there are lots of opportunities."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SET in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - SET in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities within the company

    Cons

    Work life balance during busy times is a challenge

    Advice to Management

    Be approachable and invest in your employees


  2. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at PSAV full-time

    Pros

    They invest in the employees training, and care about us

    Cons

    Pay is lower then some AV companies but is made up in bonuses

  3. "High turnover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PSAV full-time

    Pros

    Pay well, all the hours you could want

    Cons

    High school mentality in staff


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Manager"

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

    I have been working at PSAV full-time

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity for career advancement

    Cons

    Heavy work load and poor work/ life balance for the pay level.

    Advice to Management

    Increase staff to spread work load, and increase pay to meet the rest of the industry


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Do not care about employees"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Rogers, AR
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Rogers, AR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent Time off and Benefits

    Cons

    Horrible work environment. Upper Management doesn't care about any difficulties you have and only care about how you make them look. Also abusive employees don't get fired and are allowed to be nasty to other employees and not do their job effectively

    Advice to Management

    Stop only trying to make money and lying and fire bad abusive employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not a Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked with some truly amazing, hard working people. The hotel I worked at was great and provided me with the company culture that PSAV does not have.

    Cons

    I was completely micro-managed at every step. There are nasty company politics between branches and hotels that result in bad people being promoted and good people being overlooked. Awful morale. I would be told that I wasn’t allowed to hit overtime and I’d find myself skipping lunch and not clocking it so that I’d be able to get my work done without them having to pay me more. Coordinators make no commission even if you’re selling over half a million a year. Bad company. Bad job especially for a coordinator or tech. Anything hourly- AVOID. Anything salaried- LOOK FOR ANY OTHER JOB BEFORE ACCEPTING. I’m so happy to not work there anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Your outdated AV equipment isn’t worth that much when compared to some of the people working for you. Treat employees better or you will continue to have almost every single recent college grad with ambition and ideas work 1 or 2 years and then move on to a better company that treats their employees halfway decent.


  7. "No ‘I’ in team."

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    Current Employee - Technical Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Technical Supervisor in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My location has a solid team from Director down to the Part-Timers. Having the ability to make shows as big as you want (within reason of course)

    Cons

    Some long crazy hours/weeks. I’ve never gotten below 30hrs

    Advice to Management

    Keep on rocking

  8. "technician"

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead
    Current Employee - Technical Lead
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PSAV (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    more flexibility than most jobs

    Cons

    work not always steady. It can be difficult to make plans because the business is unpredictable and they expect FT employees to be available/on call.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "good people, no room for advancement, low salary cap"

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    Current Employee - Event Technology Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Event Technology Specialist in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    job is usually easier paced, property management are generally competent. techs are generally very good.

    Cons

    regional management is incompetent. salary is very low & caps very low, meaning you can work there for 7+ years & not receive a raise. equipment is a joke; still using vga, predominantly.

    Advice to Management

    training, from the top down on equipment & practice. investment in current technology. better support for site managers.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Greediest Company I've ever Known"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PSAV full-time

    Pros

    You have a Job .

    Cons

    This company does not care about your well being (Low wages, lack of work/life balance, lack of staffing) all to save money. They continue to buy out all competitive companies making it hard to avoid working for a company you don't want to work for in this field. This is the greediest company I have ever known; Can continue to buy out other companies but refuses to take responsibility for not taking care of all of their employees as well as places blame on their own employees.