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Updated July 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Lots of opportunities within the company (in 18 reviews)

  • Supportive leaders, great benefits, plenty of room for advancement (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-Life balance is out of control sometimes (in 44 reviews)

  • Long hours, most hotels seem to be understaffed (in 51 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (8)

    "ASDP/Hotel Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PSAV Sales Manager - Hotel Divisions in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - PSAV Sales Manager - Hotel Divisions in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Went into the accelerated sales development program (ASDP) right out of college which is a 8 week fast track to the sales manager role. I had quite a lot of sales internships and experience prior to applying, so make sure you have a decent resume if you apply to the program. The 8 week training program was an invaluable experience that I recommend to anyone wanting to get into sales and the Event Technology industry. The skills and knowledge I have acquired from the program will help me in any career path I end up in. Everyone I work with is extremely helpful, kind, and enjoys their job with PSAV. I know it varies by location, but for myself and most of the people in my ASDP group that has been the general experience. Very generous base pay and commission plan for college graduates, just need to be willing to put in the work and hours! Many career advancement opportunities and an awesome company culture. It is the AV industry which is entertainment, so most of the time the people you work with are more chill and relaxed, but like to get business done and appreciate hard work when it is needed.

    Cons

    -Slow seasons in the hotel sales services can be long and boring days... but hey you are still getting paid!
    -Will work over the 40 hours a week they say you do, but sometimes less.
    -HR and the hotel locations could be in better touch with each other.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing your thing!


  2. "Great company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager - Hotel Divisions in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Manager - Hotel Divisions in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Locations all around the world. Market leader. Good leadership and the company is making strides to improve the culture and make it consistent company wide. If you know sales, hospitality, audio visual, then you could have a great career here.

    Cons

    There are not many cons at all. The commission structure is good but has some flaws in it at times.

    Advice to Management

    Overall great job keep it up.

  3. "PSAV"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PSAV full-time

    Pros

    Great for entry level.

    Cons

    Summer hours are very slow.


  4. "Event Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PSAV part-time

    Pros

    Great food, got to learn a lot and work with a ton of different equipment

    Cons

    Not the best working conditions, abnormal hours

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone with respect


  5. "Good place to learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - AV Technician in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - AV Technician in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and get your feet wet in the world of AV.

    Cons

    Alot of old equipment which can lead to embarrassing show presentations. Poor pay rate for the amount of physical labor at some properties. Not enough to sustain a comfortable living.

    Advice to Management

    Concise and constant communication with your team is essential to making a show work in the ever changing atmosphere of AV.


  6. "Growth review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audiovisual Technician PT Labor Pool in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Audiovisual Technician PT Labor Pool in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many positions available, travel/ area knowlege

    Cons

    Lots of positions are pre picked or decided. No one to discuss pay too. Management isnt the best

    Advice to Management

    Reach out to part time casual employees and offer us more access to internal rewards. Teach us what you have to offer!!


  7. "Getting Larger has its Pros and Cons"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PSAV full-time

    Pros

    More properties to work at

    Cons

    Work /Life Balance hasn't caught on there yet.

    Advice to Management

    Its never to large to engage input from the people having to deliver the service. Numbers tell only half the tale. A Balanced approach that includes front line input would greatly increased moral and revenue.

  8. "Stable Company"

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

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

    Pros

    It was a stable company

    Cons

    Doesn't care about their clients...They overbill whenever possible.


  9. "Do not work here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of collaborative opportunities; most people are passionate about the work; decent benefits; live events work can be fun and stimulatin

    Cons

    Horrible management; bad training at all levels; very little chance to get promoted; company is not equipped to compete with top shelf live event/production companies and doesn't seem to care; serious lack of talent and resources. The mentality at this company is horrible.

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who deserve it; communicate ideas and changes better; spend time training people to do their jobs properly; have a better long-term vision and care about winning large event business; listen to mid-level managers when they tell you about problems instead of brushing it off like you don't care.


  10. "PSAV Sales Manager"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    All hot leads, free food via the hotel, great work life balance

    Cons

    Little room for advancement, professional ceiling is low. Already hit my max


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