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Picture Me Portrait Studios Sales Associate Reviews

Updated October 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Once you complete training (and unless it's a busy time of year), you work alone in the studio all day and don't have to deal with other employees (in 3 reviews)

  • Very generous employee discounts (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • Not enough pay, crazy hours, crazy customers and absolute INSANE session booking (in 9 reviews)

  • They will call your studio and ask to make an appointment after you close and if you refuse to make the (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Easy job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Photographer
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Photographer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Picture Me Portrait Studios full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good employee discounts, full time hours through the holiday season.

    Cons

    According to management, nothing in the world is more important than this job.


  2. "Out of business"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Photographer
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Photographer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Picture Me Portrait Studios part-time

    Pros

    Supervisor was always talking about her boyfriend instead of focusing on work!

    Cons

    They were rude, never said hello. Now, they are out of business!

    Advice to Management

    Say no to drugs!

  3. "Portrait Studio jobs are fun and Pay Well"

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    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales Associate
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Picture Me Portrait Studios full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I looooooveeed meeting a variety of people, bring smiles to their faces, creating wonderful memories and exceeding Goals.

    Cons

    Not many cons that I can remember besides... Christmas holidays working 10a-10p with NO HOUR BREAK and UNREALISTIC mandatory goals of appointment scheduling every 15 mins per family/child session

    Advice to Management

    Be more hands on


  4. "Loved the work, but un appreciated"

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    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales Associate in Utica, NY
    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales Associate in Utica, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Picture Me Portrait Studios part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The customer's were the best part. I had thousands of children I watched grow, families I was nearly a part of, and memories I captured for then for all time!

    Cons

    All the superiors were horrible. I ran a studio as manager for over a year, only to be replaced by some bimbo who I had to teach everything to. After 5 years, I only ever got one raise despite leading my district in sales and customer service. The raise was due to minimum wage increased.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your top employees. Pay what's due and more people would stick around. Finding someone to take a picture is easy, finding a real photographer, with a passion, too capture memories, is difficult.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good thing they've shut down"

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    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales Associate in North Platte, NE
    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales Associate in North Platte, NE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Picture Me Portrait Studios part-time

    Pros

    They aren't open anymore.
    They do provide cheap photos to those who can't afford them.

    Cons

    Poor management, obviously a failed business, were always upsaling and trying to put people into debt over pictures.

    Advice to Management

    I hope you took out a savings plan when the company failed.


  6. "Inadequate training, unreliable hours, old and worn equipment."

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    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales Associate in DeKalb, IL
    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales Associate in DeKalb, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Get to interact with some great customers.
    Ability to create something that hopefully a customer will love and cherish.
    Great deals for customers

    Cons

    Have to interact with some terrible customers
    Work completely alone
    No room for creativity
    Hawking to bring in customers
    Not reliable work schedule
    Dated and worn props

    Advice to Management

    Make sure new employees are properly trained... and on the current software. It makes a huge difference. Offer a better plan/guide of necessary portrait poses.


  7. "Worst job I ever had"

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    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales Associate in Valdosta, GA
    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales Associate in Valdosta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a quick hiring process, probably because the turnover is so high

    Cons

    Expected to work the entire studio alone, photography, selling, paperwork and gather a ridicules number of sweepstakes a day. You are expected to walk around walmart and ask random people to fill out sweepstakes with their personal information.

  8. "Absolutely horrid"

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    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales Associate in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales Associate in Cape Girardeau, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I honestly can't think of one thing I enjoyed about this job except taking pictures and most of the time I didn't even enjoy that.

    Cons

    I barely had any training, I worked at the studio every day for a full month and I was there at least ten hours daily because they didn't want to hire anyone else, everyone I met talked behind your back and tried to get you fired, they had unrealistic expectations, they are the worst job experience I have ever had.

    Advice to Management

    Train the people hired!


  9. "I would give it no stars if I could."

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    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Photographer/Sales Associate
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Picture Me Portrait Studios part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not many pros...I did learn a bit about sales. The one hour lunch break was great. Some of the people I worked with were nice.

    Cons

    I was constantly working alone in a business that clearly requires more than one person on the job in order to keep people from getting angry from a long wait. Management was incredibly unprofessional. At the time I was a student in college and they asked me to skip class so that I could come in to work. I refused and quit shortly after so that I could better pursue my education.


  10. "assoc"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Neptune, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Neptune, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Picture Me Portrait Studios part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    working with kids and making memories for people is definitely the best part of the job. you also get independent without upper management.

    Cons

    the goals seem unreachable at times tends to be very slow during the week