Cons: management, marketing, advertising, culture, organization, communications, hours, salary, job security
Extremely poor work environment, with overly demanding corporate culture. Leadership/Management expected to be on call at all times, even during "days off" and "vacations". Poorly run marketing team at corporate office flooded potential customers with coupons for free merchandise and services without purchase required, and then held accountable the studio staff for a decreasing average ticket. Layoffs to about half of the workforce in 2010, then massive amounts of new hiring within 3 months time displayed very poor job security. Attempts to grow the business outward into mobilized teams failed miserably due to poor training, planning, organization, and inferior products. Poor pay. About the least fun place to work that requires employees to display enthusiasm and joy for their customers made this more of an acting job than a photography, design, sales, or management position. Retail hours and demands.