Ingest Technician/Administrator (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – September 17, 2017
This company has a nasty habit of expecting more than they request and not delivering on what they promise. Read the reviews. If you get one of the better jobs, you might be ok, but many of the positions are based on intake. Sales drop like a rock during the summer, and layoffs can occur. They will most likely string you along on your 'probation period' just long enough so that they get the maximum amount of work from you before the summer slump or your benefits/PTO time kick in. You may think this shop is a gateway to a career in media, and while it may hone some editing skills through sheer repetition, most of what you'll be doing is grinding out whatever they can't find a robot to do yet. Morale is poor, especially during the summer - people start dropping like flies. They take advantage of the slowdown to intimidate workers into doing tasks beyond their job descriptions, which can be frustrating if you are not suited to them. If you want to work here, make sure you have a music player to keep your mind occupied, because you won't have much interaction.
Occasional pizza for good numbers
Boring, repetitive work; resources poorly allocated to enable maximum throughput
Video admin (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – October 7, 2017
Do yourself a favor and apply somewhere else . The operational manager that runs the video department is horrible . He's such a bully, he's got zero management skills , and horrible when it comes to communication. They promise you advancement and job security ,but they would lay you off as soon as the busy season ends.
Scene select editor (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – June 7, 2017
My self and a few others were laid off with no warning. My time working at imemories was stressful. It was frowned upon to utilize your 2 10 minute breaks a day and/or your half-hour lunch break ( most people ate at their desk). No mater how hard you worked or how good your numbers were you were always given the impression that you should be doing more an that you were replaceable.
Admin (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – April 25, 2017
When I first started working at iMemories, I was promised job security and a full time position. I received neither of those things. I was also told I would be editing different film clips, however I was placed in the back where my job was to put different cassettes into their assigned boxes. Management was a joke . He did drugs with different associates of mine in the back and was more lenient with some, than others. There was no real leadership of organization. The hardest part of my job was making sure the numbers matched perfectly with their boxes, because if one number was off, it would take hours to find the box again. The most enjoyable part was the people I worked with in the back. They were all so upbeat and made my experience more bearable.
Admin/Ingest (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – April 25, 2017
Learned about a new market that helps modernize families old media and home video. Management communicated great and treated employees with great respect. Not a difficult position but there is room to grow pending on the longevity at the company. Relaxing workplace environment.
Fulfillment Associate (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – March 24, 2017
boring/repetitive, bad pay, bad management, no advancement.
promote goons & fire good hard workers at the drop of a hat. robots & putzes only
lowered the pay grade system and doubled the minimum required productivity in the time I was there. literally more work for less money. these people do not care about you, your livelihood, your happiness, or even your sanity. enter at your own risk
Order Entry (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – March 2, 2017
I really enjoyed this job. It's very repetitive, surrounded by very friendly helpful people. Unfortunately they are so quick to get rid of people for such minimal of reasons. During a short amount of time here I had already seen 3 people let go, and then myself. There were no warnings. They get rid of you on the spot and show you how replaceable you are. Also found out that I was being payed less than the people that came from temp agencies. Disappointing.
employee (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – August 23, 2016
It was good. The pay and benefits are decent, but if you looking for a long term career it's probably not the place you want to be. Very few promotions to lead or management positions and the wrong people seem to get promoted all the time. Very clicky and Management could care less about you, which is why there is a lot of turn over there.
Flexible work schedule
too many secrets, always in the dark on everything even at high levels within the company
Fulfillment Associate (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – August 18, 2015
Very low pay and very little room for advancement. Work is micromanaged. Workers are pushed to perform, but are not listened too. Most employees are struggling financially even when they have been there for years. Raises are promised and not given.
Order Entry Clerk/ Photo Ingest (Current Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – April 6, 2015
You start as a temp to hire. If your numbers are good and you show up to work they will hire you permanent as long as it's busy enough. Once hired you receive a very generous 15 paid days off. You'll need it. Working in the warehouse area you will be extremely busy. You are basically self managed by the need to meet expected goals/numbers. Not impossible to get close to the goals, but it is at times more challenging due to numerous small orders. Management has changed quite a bit in the last 6 to 12 months. It seems everyone is talking about the company being sold (while no one has come out and verified that rumor). There are fewer employees, less management, an incredible increase in incoming work and seemingly less enthusiasm overall from employees. We just finished what had to be a record quarter. Without any acknowledgement or pat on the back. We used to receive donuts and pizza on a pretty good basis as a thank you, but that seems to have been cut as well. There was a time about a year ago that they were doing quarterly employee reviews, but i haven't had one now for over a year. Raises are few and far between. I have heard 2 people got one in the last year. 50 cents. The hours are good. However they don't have any part time positions. Overall there is a pretty regular turnover to mix with the long term employees that seem to be stuck or just holding on. If you need a job now, take this one but don't stop looking for better. 10 bucks an hour.
Monotonous work. Rare to find someone that talks or is excited to be there.
Photo & Image Editor (Current Employee) – Scottsdale, Az – March 31, 2015
They have had multiple turn overs since I began working for them. From HR to basic employees, all management, and owners in my time there. Which in turn has prevented raises, bonuses and other incentives to be distributed.
Photo technician (Former Employee) – Scottsdale. AZ – May 2, 2014
You make sure that the customer is always happy. You scan photos, collages, slide and negative into the computer. After you photo shop them and put their photos on the companies website. I learned to multitask 3-4 things at a time sometimes 5-6. management is nice and so are the co-workers. Hardest part is to getting used to the routine. after that everything becomes easy.
Warehouse / Order Entry (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – December 10, 2013
If you are not in the "clique" then you are just a number. The company does not care about you but the numbers. They expect you to move your entire life around the company and if you do not then you are on the chopping block.
Co-workers are non-responsive, mainly because you are expected to be a machine and not talk. Most people wear headphones so they cannot talk.
shipping and receiving (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, Arizona – October 28, 2013
My position was seasonal. I had a horrible supervisor. She was so disrespectful to me and others in her department. She called me an idiot on a daily basis. One heavy set young man that worked there she called him dump truck behind his back. She had other derogatory names for other employees as well. Her attitude was so negative that I dreaded going to work every day. When I was hired they told me I would be hired for one position yet they put me in another position.
A day's work at iMemories felt very productive and rewarding.
Scene Select & Researcher (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – September 12, 2012
I worked as a Scene Selector and Researcher on 3rd Shift. My job was to select scenes from personal video recordings and designate them to specific chapters. If a captured video had an issue like tracking problems, I had to research the original tape and see if the issue was visible on the original tape. The management and co-workers made work an exceptional environment. We all helped each other out any way possible and became very close friends. The toughest part of the job was the expected quota. The amount of video one would be expected to complete in 8rs would sometimes feel over-whelming. Having to work so hard to get a good productivity score made the shift fly by though.