Sales Support Specialist (Current Employee) – Chico, CA – September 23, 2017
Everyone is professional, polite and friendly. Good benefits. The hardest part of my job has been sitting in a cubicle with no windows and limited variety of job duties. High stress to achieve goals set very high without pay compensation.
Underclass Portrait and Candid Event Photographer (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – September 22, 2017
Lifetouch taught me a lot about photography and how to deal with people in terms of photography. I considered my managers there to be great teachers to me. And the rest of the staff to be considered a team that has your back. If you stayed long enough, you could consider everyone there to be a second family.
Every day going to work was different because I would be going to a different school each day and photographing something different each time. I loved that uniqueness about the job because I never knew what types of photos I would get and I got some that I still consider to be some of the best photos I have ever taken.
The hardest part of the job is the constant travel and the differing hours each day. You could be at one school in one state all day and then would have to be to another school early in the morning the next day in yet another state.That can take its toll.
But if you can endure that constant pace, one could make a good career at Lifetouch
School Photographer (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – September 21, 2017
They don't provide adequate training unless you're hired at the very beginning of the season (s). Instead, you're just placed with someone and hope for the best. Will say they're relaxed if you mess up; however, you mess up because they don't train. No benefits while working 9-12 hour days beginning anywhere between 3am - 5am. Plus a lot of outside work as well. Management is scattered and unreliable. So, if your equipment goes down, they probably aren't the reliable option, tech support would be though. Overall, if you're not into mind numbing work this isn't the place. Some of the photographers seem to enjoy it but they received adequate training. As a camera addict, this place isn't helping me grow more in skill, just in frustration.
Photographer (Current Employee) – Maple Grove, MN – September 20, 2017
I love the job itself however the work we do and the very low pay we receive isn't equal. There is a lot of wear on your personal vehicle. Raises are not very good. The job is full time seasonal. There is no room to advance.
New Mexico -Photographer/AR (Current Employee) – Albuquerque, NM – September 19, 2017
This job is like feast and famine. During the fall season there are a lot of hours and you can make the money. However, it is a seasonal job. There is down time for 4-8 weeks starting the end of November and then down time for 6-12 weeks every summer.
Nice, friendly management team
A lot of down time and a lot of wear and tear on personal vehicle.
Photographer (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – September 16, 2017
I enjoyed working with the school children excited for their picture day. Lifetouch was always efficient and sends a skilled team to photograph an entire school in one to two days. They work fast but have good quality. Their training was one of the only trainings I've ever been so involved in and they taught you everything you needed to know. you also get paid while training.
This is a great place to learn about photography. Unless you plan on working 60+ hours as a team leader, there is not much advancement. However, it is a great job to have for a few years or even longer.
Lifetouch Sports and Special Events Photographer (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – September 14, 2017
No day is alike working out in the field for Lifetouch Sports. You usually work with a different crew in a different location. Fun job for those who love to travel and are road warriors. Best part of the job is interacting with all of the children and coaches.
Lead Software Engineer (Former Employee) – Reno, NV – September 13, 2017
This review is for working in the plant as an exempt employee. The work was steady and day to day, there are no surprises. Everyone does work as a team and does well to accomplish all necessary tasks by the end of day.