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Updated March 29, 2017
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  • compensation negotiation, bonus payout schedule, work life balance (in 38 reviews)

  • Long hours, but that just comes with the territory of the job (in 48 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "ASDP/Hotel Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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. "Director Event Technology"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PSAV full-time

    Pros

    The opportunity to lead teams and help people and forward their skill sets as well as build shows for companies and venues

    Cons

    extremely long hours not your typical 9-to-5 you may start at six and work till midnight

    Advice to Management

    I love your directors and managers to hire more staffing and keep them from working as much overtime you would save Labor expense and not burn out your staffing


  3. "Great team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Center Representative in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Business Center Representative in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good benefits. Room for advancement.

    Cons

    Starting salary could be better however I believe this is a Central Florida problem that needs to be addressed it doesn't begin here.


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  5. "Great Company for growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PSAV full-time

    Pros

    Resources, partnerships, vendors, software systems.

    Cons

    compensation negotiation, bonus payout schedule, work life balance.


  6. "Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the Largest Audio Visual companies Nationwide

    Cons

    Too many changes that happen constantly.


  7. "Technition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technician in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Technician in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great entry level experience

    Cons

    you could work full-time hours, but not be made a full-time employee

    Advice to Management

    don't be so stingy


  8. "Meh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Specialist
    Current Employee - Event Specialist
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As many hours as you want

    Cons

    They don't really care about you. They will over work you. You will drive with equipment in your car and not be compensated.


  9. "It's an OK place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audio and Video Event Specialist in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Audio and Video Event Specialist in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice environment it's not heavy job and the people are great to work with

    Cons

    I have been working for this company for about two years and is still having a rise on my hourly rate


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Company needs improvement as a whole."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audio Visual Technician in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Audio Visual Technician in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The employees are the only good thing about the company. The technology they use is ok could be much better.

    Cons

    Assistant director is great anyone higher in status not so much. Raises need to be given the 1st of January not in May busy season is from January to April for most properties. Employees don't reap the benefits until the next year unacceptable.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and hire qualified personnel...


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Lead A/V Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Tech A/V in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Tech A/V in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some big shows, good experience for newcomers

    Cons

    the gear is in a constant state of disrepair, the techs are treated like roadies, low pay for the work, impossible to advance in a timely manner.

    Advice to Management

    trust your employees to do the job, stop treating employees as disposable, buy some NEW gear



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