"Great for College Kids, Bad for Professionals"
Photographer (Former Employee) – Acworth, GA – September 29, 2016
Cady Studios is a great place to work if you are in college. They truly train you on how to become a real photographer. You learn customer service skills, you build up your portfolio, and you take professional photos every day at work.
f you are not in college and you don't have another source of income, Cady is a challenging place to work. The PAY is VERY LOW. It is difficult to survive off the money you make there. Furthermore, during the busy season you are overworked. That means working minimum to 40,50,60 hour weeks with NO HEALTH INSURANCE.
The management is young and inexperienced, and often have inappropriate relationships and friendships with the photographers. Employees are often treated rudely. Strangely on the flipped there is a very little consequences to when employees do act badly. There are lot of threats, but I have seen employees leave the studio floor to "hang out" and nothing happened. Though one might consider that a pro, when you are working extra hours all the time with NO RAISES or rewards it can be a bit draining.
Overall, if you are working professional, try to only stay for Cady for as limited time as possible. Build you skills, but KEEP APPLYING for jobs. There is a reason why professional photographers make hundreds of dollars a day. Be also award of this while YOU make $9.25 per hour, CADY is making THOUSANDS of your intellectual property.
No benefits, poor pay, bad management.