PSAV Employee Reviews in United States

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5 Years Wasted
Lead Technician (Former Employee) –  NebraskaJuly 11, 2016
Worked for them for 5 years. Management is clueless how AV even works - all of them have been out of the industry for 10+ years. The disconnect between what goes into the work and what they think goes into it is huge! The company got too huge in the past few years, and management has no idea how to work all the moving parts fit together now, and it shows. The business could benefit from buying newer equipment and paying to employees better, rather than buying their competition and wrecking their business models too!
Pros
Good networking job, looks good on an application.
Cons
Glass ceilings for everyone! Not built for longevity.
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fun workplace, you never stop learning
Lead Audio technician (Current Employee) –  Norcross, GAMay 7, 2016
a typical day at work consists of setting up and striking lcd and support packages in rooms with either a plasma tv, 6/7/8 ft tripod screen, or confidence monitor. Sometimes these rooms will get wireless mics or sound ports. The hardest part of my job is setting up ballrooms which require a lot more equipment and staff. The best part of my job is I'm always learning.
Pros
fun different always learning and expanding skill set. great resume builder
Cons
inconsistent hours
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Will make you despise an industry you once loved
AVT (Former Employee) –  St. Louis, MOJuly 23, 2016
Horrible nepotism and incompetence. I've not met a single employee in 8 years who likes or respects PSAV's way of doing business. The customers despise them as well for price gouging of obsolete and broken equipment. Seems like they are trying to destroy an entire industry with a quick and vicious money-grab.
Pros
None
Cons
Every single thing except the other abused employees
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Very awesome staff and opportunity to travel!
AV Technician (Former Employee) –  Columbia, SC 29210April 26, 2016
PSAV is an awesome AV company I've had the opportunity to work with. It is the largest AV company in the world with branches in the U.S, U.K, South America, and other places around the world. You have the ability to visit new cities as you travel to whatever place they need you to work, often times spanning two or more days. The best part is that they treat you with respect.
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Very friendly atmosphere.
Audio Visual Technician / Part Time (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 30, 2016
PSAV is located throughout Houston, TX at several locations and hotels. My office is at the Four Seasons Hotel located at downtown. This location is very close to the Toyota Center. The Hotel has been around for more than 40 years and does require some renovations which it is currently going through. Celebrities and Business Moguls come to our hotel often.
Pros
Pros include Free Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Cons
Parking is an issue. If there is a large event happening, priced parking is most likely. It can range from $5-$28 a day.
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Great place to work, especially for entry-level corporate event professionals
Technician (Current Employee) –  Lanham, MD 20706May 26, 2016
Hardest part of the job; navigating strong personalities, staying motivated
The most enjoyable part of the job is quickly solving problems, interacting with clients, and free entertainment during lunch including air hockey and TV
Technical skills acquired include: room designs and technical terms
Management is variable, depending on the week and property
Generally, my co-workers are personable, friendly, talented, and well-informed
Typical day at work includes reviewing room sets, setting up rooms, checking on clients about 5 times during the day, lunch, striking rooms, and reconfirming the weeks' events
Pros
Free lunches, option to leave campus during breaks, relative scheduling flexibility as part-timer
Cons
For part-timers, no benefits, expensive wardrobe upkeep, parking, limited outside social life
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workplace
Audio Visual Technician (Current Employee) –  Long Beach, CAFebruary 25, 2016
• Providing excellent services, strive to exceed the expectations and needs of internal and external customers. Maintain a positive relationship with all clients through effective communication.
• Work closely with my director with day-to-day floor operations.
• Set up of audio visual equipment (e.g. Audio mixer, Lighting boards, Video Switchers, Screens and projectors.
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Great opportunities for advancement
Manager (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJanuary 29, 2016
The hours can be challenging at times given the nature of the business, but great satisfaction in setting up and executing events. You have the opportunity to learn all aspects of Event Technology - audio, video, lighting, projection, computers, scenic, etc. with a huge focus on customer service. Given the size of the company there are lots of opportunities for advancement (even more so if willing to relocate) for those that demonstrate the ability.
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Poor management and work/life balance
AV Technician (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 1, 2016
Regional managers and hotel directors don't know the technology and blame the techs for the problems. They expect you to work through the night with no compensation for third shift or holidays. I was told if I didn't work 80 hours one week I would be fired then other week I had no hours.
Pros
heath insurance and free food
Cons
long hours, poor managers and coworkers
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A/V Tech Freelance (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLJuly 6, 2016
A typical work day can start early, or it can start late. Either way most all shifts and gigs were a time to learn and always with good co workers who enjoy the skill we have just as much as each other.
Pros
Some locations give free food to the techs.
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You Learn
Lead Technician (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJune 6, 2016
Very ok. If placed in a big and busy hotel, it's a great place to learn lots about AV. 90% of the people are kind and helpful. Depending on the location, management can be nice and can push you up the ladder. Pay could be better.
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working shows are fun
Director, Of Hotel Event Technology (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 25, 2016
A work day can be hard are laid back and I have learned that the right information dose not always get shared. the hard part of the job is dealing with upset clients but the best part is free food good people.
Cons
Compensation
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Great company and atmosphere
Repair & Remarketing Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Elgin, ILMarch 29, 2016
PSAV is a great overall company to work for. It has competitive pay and excellent benefits. With hundreds of locations throughout the country, there are plenty of opportunities for career advancement
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Decent for entry level
A/V Technician (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAApril 3, 2016
A good place to get your feet wet as an A/V technician. Allows you to meet contacts for freelance work. Co-workers are usually fine, except when given ridiculous deadlines, and the company is completely at the whim of the Hotel.
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Productive
Director of Event Technology (Former Employee) –  Stone Mountain, GAMay 3, 2016
I gained experience in innovative solutions in support of events ranging from small meetings in single conference rooms to global multi-media conference events with thousands of attendees.
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Great place
Sales Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLJune 26, 2016
Great leaders, everyone is eager to teach and help each other out. I relocated and they were not in my area or I would still be with them. Great benefits and pay
Pros
Free lunch, great people
Cons
Long hours
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Very Professional
AV LEAD TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLApril 2, 2016
Very Professional company, Too big to care about their employees.
Very limited space to grow. problems with payments. not to be trusted.
Pros
Very good and professional atitude.
Cons
To big and problems with payments.
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Great Place to Work
Director of Operations (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJune 29, 2016
Many years, they are as loyal as I am
I have learned many things over the years however, the best thing I have learned was how to work with so many different personalities.
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Just Okay
SALES MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNMarch 17, 2016
Good management is hard to come by, equipment and processes are out of date even after upgrades. Expected to work overtime for goals you cant hit for horrible pay and commission.
Pros
opportunities to move up
Cons
Pay, Stress, Work Balance
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Great Place to start
Event Technology Specialist (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJuly 11, 2016
You can build a career here if you play your cards right and network. Here in Houston you will be mainly working at hotel properties doing simple set-ups.
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3.3
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