Teddy Bear Portraits Reviews

Updated Jun 8, 2020

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Teddy Bear Portraits Managing Director David Riley (no image)
David Riley
24 Ratings
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  • "Teddy Bear does not even have photographers to cover area promised to client(in 14 reviews)

  • "There is no communication between management/home office and the field(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great company in a great industry"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teddy Bear Portraits full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Scheduling flexibility. During off-season, can generally get week's worth of work done in 2-3 days.

    Cons

    Busy season can get hectic! But it is still fun!

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  2. "Overall a TON of fun"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Photographer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Teddy Bear Portraits full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Playing with kids all day Helping parents capture their child's youth Photography Great benefits

    Cons

    I'm not a morning person Working with kids means you might catch a cold Lots of equipment to lug around Commissions can be hard since packages are expensive Some schools have lower standards for care- it can be hard to see

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management Communication"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Photographer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Teddy Bear Portraits full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    quick hire process, paid training, "easy" job.

    Cons

    alot of heavy equipment, paid per sales, long hours, work alone

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Waste Your Time"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Call Center Representative in Hendersonville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Teddy Bear Portraits full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are no pros to mention for this company

    Cons

    Disorganized/Management/Bad Training/Growth Only From Within/Dishonest

  5. Helpful (2)

    "TBP Does not care about its employees..."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Representative/Photographer/Portrait Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Teddy Bear Portraits part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It’s a GREAT job! Fun...everyday is different...if you have a good team and/or territory you really can make good money.

    Cons

    It is a seasonal position so you might have to have other work during our off times It’s a TON OF WORK...sun up to sun down during the busy season There is no communication between management/home office and the field. You are very much working alone in the field. They are only concerned about $$ and numbers. There are huge issues with the system that spills onto the field and no help or commitment to fix problems...you are still required to hit your quotas even though problems are beyond your control. You are expected to be a miracle worker. You are a warm body and they know that there’s another one out there if you decide to quit.

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  6. "Equipment from 30yrs ago"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Teddy Bear Portraits full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You do not have a boss follow you everywhere. Friendly and helpful staff in the main office.

    Cons

    The company used the oldest equipment for photographers, heavy, old and broken ones. They do not reimburse enough for the mileage. When you working early in the morning you are by yourself and no support at all depending on your time zone. The schools are extremely unhelpful!!!! It's a job for TWO people and you have to do all by yourself. The schedule to do the photo shoot and sell is absurd. You have to be in a excellent shape to do all by yourself or get an assist to help you and pay from your own pocket, the company doesn't pay enough for it, but if you want to do a good job, you will need one assistant.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Read these reviews! Company is broke- Has a new set of owners. Suing a former photographer"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Legal in Hendersonville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Teddy Bear Portraits full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There are not any.

    Cons

    This company lies to their business'. Teddy Bear does not even have photographers to cover area promised to client. I dont know who David Riley is but I don't think he is the CEO.

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  8. "Lots of internal management problems"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Portrait Consultant in Locust Fork, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Teddy Bear Portraits full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    IT team was always VERY helpful

    Cons

    1)When it’s not a busy season pay is HORRID 2) lots of internal problems 3) does not aim to please employees or check how their doing

    Teddy Bear Portraits Response

    May 4, 2019Recruiting Manager

    We truly have a great IT team. As far as the off season - most of our field positions are seasonal. The pay structure is the same throughout the year. I am not sure what internal problems you are referring to and I would love for you to discuss these with me. Please email me at mimi.buckner@nationwidestudios.com. We are always trying to improve and any specific advice is welcome.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "I really liked my boss"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Teddy Bear Portraits full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Worked with very nice people

    Cons

    I didn’t enjoy the job. I would rather have been the photographer than a part of the sales team. Working with the public can alway be a challenge and it was no different at Teddy Bear Portraits.

    Teddy Bear Portraits Response

    May 4, 2019Recruiting Manager

    I am so sorry you didn't enjoy your position. We try to explain the position very clearly during the hiring process. We are always open to moving employees to different positions where possible. The happiness of our staff is so important to us!

  10. "Overall, a decent organization"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Photographer in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Teddy Bear Portraits full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management is supportive and clearly doing its best to make the work environment as accommodating as possible. If you enjoy working with kids and their parents, and are good in sales, this job is a fantastic opportunity.

    Cons

    The days can get long, and the travel can be draining, and the mileage benefits aren't great. It's entirely sales driven, which can be disheartening if photography is more your passion.

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    Teddy Bear Portraits Response

    May 4, 2019Recruiting Manager

    Thank you for this great review. We agree that our Photographer position is challenging but we are very clear in the hiring process to explain the position and the expectations. Our focus is to take beautiful portraits captioning memories of the children. Then to help parents choose the correct package at reasonable prices for professional photography.

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