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Great "learn on the job" environment
Event Specialist (Current Employee), Daytona Beach, FLJune 20, 2015
Pros: Strong team environment
Cons: Hours can be inconsistent and random.
I was lucky enough to be hired with very little A/V experience. I worked with a small group and learned very much in a very short amount of time while on the job. It's feels good to be a part of the team.
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Do Not Work at PSAV
Audio Visual Specialist (Former Employee), Orlando, FLJune 11, 2015
Pros: Networking
Cons: Everything else
PSAV will be your life. Fresh out of college students who think this is a cool place to work, think again. If I had kids and a girlfriend, I would end up single and my kids would hardly see me. Don't ever call out even if you follow company procedure. You will be severely punished.The pay sucks, one of the lowest paying in the industry. If you plan to make money go freelance. I'm sad I been there for so long. Take the experience and learn everything you can and get another job elsewhere and never look back.
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An OK Grind
Senior Audio Visual Technician (Current Employee), Seattle, WAApril 12, 2015
Pros: free lunches at certain properties, decent insurance and vacation
Cons: Scheduling makes it hard to plan or have a life
Enjoy the technology and customers. Good co-workers. Physically demanding. Pay could better reflect expected technical skills.
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Good Company to work for
General Manager at Palm Springs Convention Center (Current Employee), Palm Springs, CAApril 2, 2015
Internal and external customer interface. Required decisions, actions and perceptions are all in a days work.
Every situation is different and thus must be handled as individual challenges with the big picture always on your mind. remember, every decision made somehow affects your bottom line. My team is exceptional and can be counted on to know what to do and when to to it, or else they will come for guidance. Hardest part of the job is insuring that at the end of the day, you accomplished something positive and made that impact someones future.Most enjoyable part is being the leader of a fantastic team with great attitudes that truly believe they are making a difference with customers and feel secure enough with the company to insure their personal growth.
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forget about an outside life
audio visual tech (Current Employee), Orlando, FLMarch 30, 2015
Pros: Benefits, cool coworkers
Cons: Pay, long hours, can't advance, strict appearance guidelines
Very labor intensive job. The market is flooded with full sail grads that need to pay off student loans. Coworkers are a mix of newbies and veterans with 20 years of experience but everyone gets paid around the same wage. Schedule is crazy. 60 hours one week then 10 the next week depending on the season. Moving up is very hard since there are so many techs but not many management positions. Company – more... likes to hire from outside for mid & upper level positions instead of promoting from within. Good benefits if you can get full time. Work with a lot of great people with the occasional professional with a bloated ego because the USED TO work on big shows a long time ago or they think they're the greatest tech ever. Old equipment and a lot of customer service in hotel environment. Appearance guidelines are very strict, based on Disney standards – less
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Great Company
Assistant Director (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAMarch 28, 2015
Pros: Potential to learn and grow
Cons: Work/Life Balance
Able to learn and grow in company. Classes that allow you to learn and expand your knowledge. Hardest part is finding that work/life balance.
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Work till you drop, then hurry up and wait.
Technician (Current Employee), MinneapolisMarch 19, 2015
Pros: free lunches
Cons: bad hours.
The industry is feast or famine but most of them pay more than this one. If you're trying to get into the industry this is a good place to start, they will quickly give you more responsibilities and slowly promote you, but this is only because as soon as employees learn enough they jump ship and go to a real production company that pays more. Expect to work until midnight and then be back at work at 6am.
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Great company to work for.
Director, Event Technology IV (Current Employee), Cleveland, OHMarch 17, 2015
This company offers opportunities for advancement, training and is very structured in their practices. If you are looking to work for a large international company, this is a great one to work for.
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High paced work enviroment. Good place to get your foot in the industry.
Audio Visual Technician (Current Employee), Philadelphia, PAFebruary 26, 2015
Pros: free lunch, free expenses.
Cons: bad hours.
Throughout the year sometimes is a lot of hours, sometimes is just dead with no hours. 40hrs are not always guaranteed. Over all is a good place to get knowledge.
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Exciting place to work. Everday there's new client with a new event to produce
Sales Manager (Current Employee), San Francisco, CAFebruary 23, 2015
I put myself through college with this job. A great place to work and develop yourself in both management skills and event technology, but the room for growth in management is limited.

In my current position I've learned how to meet client expectation and deal with difficulty the most.

The hardest part of the job is making sure you've communicated effectively to all parties. Being the Sales Manager, the client will come to you with questions and requests and the operations team will come to with questions and requests. Its managing both sides to the success of the event that is the hardest. The most enjoyable parts are the results and satisfaction that comes from a job well done.
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Alright
Technician (Current Employee), Los Angeles, CAFebruary 17, 2015
Pros: co- works
Cons: almost everything
This job is alright, they treat you like a work horse with low pay. Also work schedule is all over the place and its not a stable company. everyone is out for themselves.
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Much Work Needed
IT Network Manager (Current Employee), New York, NYFebruary 13, 2015
Leadership is rather horrific, not much better management (there is a difference between the two). You're definitely not compensated enough to deal with working here unless you have no choice.

A lot of changes needs to be made to this place soon before they lose not only their employees, but their customers as well.
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Ok for a first job
Event Technology Specialist (Current Employee), Chicago, ILFebruary 8, 2015
Pros: free lunches, health and life insurance, careerwear, fast-paced environment when busy
Cons: lots of slow periods, pay isn't really all that great.
PSAV is okay when it comes to being a job straight out of college. If you're not new to A/V you'll learn all about it but it is not going to test those of you who are more experienced and looking for a challenge. The work is very physical, there will be lots of heavy lifting, sometimes in a suit. You'll also get good benefits for a first time gig however the pay is painfully low. Every tech gets $13/hour – more... starting out and you aren't eligible for raises or promotions until you have a year under your belt. You'll also find for most properties that you'll only know your schedule about a week in advance making it difficult to schedule social gatherings. I've also found most hotel staff do not appreciate A/V people but you can usually work around it or grit your teeth for the sake of getting your job done. Finally there's a lot of slow points where there will be no work for you to do and you'll find yourself with more days off than days you're working and unless you're a director or one of the other salaried positions, that means you don't get paid.

PSAV is better than working retail, but not by much. If you have a chance at a more professional gig definitely take it. – less
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NO LEADERSHIP
Assistant Director of Event Services (Current Employee), New York, NYJanuary 30, 2015
Pros: staff of techs, hotel employees
Cons: management team
A typical day at working for this company is always complete chaos.

Not a great company to work for. There is no leadership and the operations runs with very litte communication between management. Everything always seems to be a surprise when something happens.
Operations Manager always seems to be clueless.

There are some co-workers who are great to work with but there is always a couple that will – more... stab you in the back when they can.

The harderst part of the job is the Management Team. They always preach teamwork but it is only a cople of people holding the place together. For a Management Team to consist of 8 people, they constantly have a rotating shift of the 4 same managers rotating weekends. Sound like a team to you???

The easiset part of the job is that I am familiar with a lot of the people that work here so when I started, it was a smooth transition and was a very enjoyable workplace for me. – less
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hours are very scattered with longs days affects personal life
Assistant Director of Event Technology (Current Employee), Boston, maJanuary 25, 2015
Pros: free food in the cafeteria
Cons: work way over 40hr per week salaried position
I have been with PSAV for 4 year, even in management roles the hours lead you to miss lots of personal time in life. requiring you to work long days and weekends.
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Warehouse coordinator
Driver/Warehouse-Supply Chain Coordinator (Former Employee), Lanham, MDJanuary 18, 2015
Pros: career advancement
Cons: short breaks, long hours
Fun environment enjoyed going to different venues and setting up for different shows. Good co-workers and upper management, long hours were the norm. But I've enjoyed working for this company
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Enjoyable
Assistant Director of Event Technology (Former Employee), New York, NYJanuary 15, 2015
Pros: busy market
Cons: the property someone works at could possibly make or break them.
A good place to get a start in AV. I loved meeting all of the clients and doing such different events. Good workplace with networking opportunities. The pay was not great and PSAV had become very corporate after the Swank AV merger. The job position didn't work well for me though so I left to find a better fit.
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You really are just a number
A number (Former Employee), A numberJanuary 10, 2015
Pros: benefits
Cons: management management management
The company itself is actually pretty good, just look at their stats. However management? Worst I've ever seen or even heard of for that matter. Coworkers are all you have. If you ever have any issues or concerns you need to express, you're better off keeping them to yourself. You'll just be wasting your breath. Best of luck to all of you.
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PSAV review
Sales Coordinator (Current Employee), New Orleans, LAJanuary 5, 2015
Pros: overtime opportunities, flexible schedule, strong synergy, long hours
Cons: contract position, lack of advancement, no raises
Mornings start as early as 5am and days end as late as 3am. Normally, review daily schedule of personnel and schedule of daily events. Manage previous evenings grievances via e-mail or phone. Do daily accounting from the previous 48hrs to confirm correct payments. Review upcoming groups proposals and confirm signature of contracts. If client is in house, it is a must to do a face to face follow-up to confirm good equipment and services. Report to any needed meeting and reviews with new clients or contracted staff.
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Great start for Sales/Account Management Career
Account Sales Manager (Current Employee), Seattle, WADecember 29, 2014
Great start for Sales/Account Management Career; compensation can be minimal.

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About PSAV Presentation Services

For more than 77 years, PSAV® has been setting the standard for event technology services within the hotel, resort and conference – Read more

PSAV Presentation Services Salaries

Audio Visual Technician
$14.50 per hour
Assistant Director
$42,000 per year
Sales Manager
$57,000 per year
Information Technology Specialist
$13.00 per hour
Audio Visual Technician
$45,000 per year

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