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fun place to work, free pictures
Photographer (Former Employee), Salem, NHJuly 8, 2014
had a blast here as a photographer , got lots of pictures, great customer service skills
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Photographer (Current Employee), New JerseyJune 28, 2014
Great company and I hope for more success here but I need more security and better pay
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A lot of fun
Customer Service Representative (Former Employee), Cincinnati, OHJune 11, 2014
Being able to provide families with great family portraits was the best part of this job.
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Fast paced, fun and friendly environment
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Houston, TXJune 11, 2014
On a daily basis associates photograph, upload and sell portraits to customers. This is an extremely fast pace environment leaving little room for error. Employees must be on their toes and have problem solving skills to accommodate customers in a calm and professional manner.
Since being employed at this company I have learned a lot about customer – more... service, sales, and teamwork.
I am apart of a great management team that is constantly keeping a positive and encouraging aspect on the goals of the company. My co-workers are supportive of each other and we make decisions as a unit.
The hardest part of this job is working within a constricted timeline. The most enjoyable part of this job is training and critiquing photography by associates and sending off happy customers with more than what they asked for. – less
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portrait studio
Photographer and Sales Associate (Former Employee), Pleasanton, CAJune 2, 2014
this job was great . you were able to capture firstborn moments to grandparents , newlyweds, family reunions etc. being able to capture real genuine expressions was the best part. within those minutes of capturing those expressions you became one with who was infront of the camera.
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A fun place to work at, but has its drawbacks.
Photographer (Former Employee), Lynnwood, WAMay 31, 2014
A typical day at work consisted of making contact with costumers, a 20 min photo session, photo editing, and sales. Things that can be learned from working here is how to communicate with people better. The job pretty much revolves around sales and with this in mind, employee would have to sharpen both their persuasiveness and patience. Management was – more... okay, the managers was fun to talk with and hang out with, but not in any way, shape or form lenient. My coworkers are definitely the highlight of this job. They maintain a professional attitude when interacting with customers, but we often mess around in the back of the studio which quickly passes time. – less
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Fun and productive workplace
Event Planner (Former Employee), Mays Landing, NJMay 22, 2014
Pros: fun work environment
Cons: unpaid breaks, long hours during holidays
Photography and sales pitching. A love for children is a must! No photography experience necessary. Staff friendly and gets along well. The hardest part of the job was an uncooperative child. The best part of the job was pleasing the customers with their portraits.
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fast pace
Senior Manager (Former Employee), Visalia, CAMay 7, 2014
overall fun place to work employees are great management works around your schedules
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productive and fun work place
Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Lombard, ILApril 1, 2014
-a typical day at work includes working with kids, photography, and sales
-I learned a lot about customer service and how to be a great manager.
-My co-workers are great, we all respect each other
-The most enjoyable part of this job is being able to do what i love, photography, while working with kids.
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fun workplace
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Wayne, NJMarch 25, 2014
Pros: learned alot of new things
Cons: angry customers
very fast paced
learned how to edit a crop pictures on a whole new level
management and co-workers were nice
hardest part was the inpacient customers
most enjoyable part was seeing happy customers at the end of a sale
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Don't Take this JOB
Assistant Store Manager/ Training Coordinator (Former Employee), The Woodlands, TXMarch 17, 2014
This job could be so much better, but the company is barley treading water making a profit, if you do move into management be prepared to work and if you can find enjoyment in that like I did power to you, but over all their are better things you could be doing like opening up your own private photography studio and do appointments or weekend gigs and – more... make the same amount of money. – less
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Very fun place to work
Sales Associate/ Photographer (Current Employee), Columbia, MDMarch 14, 2014
Pros: gain knowledge and experience in photography
Cons: competive sales average, low hours during slow times, and getting called out often.
A typical day at work would include checking guest in and out making sure they receive the full Picture People experience. the guest have 20 minutes in the photo session where we create 18 different images. Then the guest spend the remainder of their visit along side a portrait advisor viewing and selecting their photos.
I have learned more about running – more... a business from working at The Picture People. The most challenging part of my job is trying to make sure everyone is happy because parents bring there families in and sometimes the children misbehave, or the husbands don't want to be bothered with taking pictures. Often times families are late or out of their ten minute grace period so we have to honor our on time appointments and that could mean that the late family could wait hours before starting their session. The best part of my job is viewing the photos with the clients especially if I photographed them, I love seeing there expressions and selling them the best possible package for the quality of the photos. – less
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Wonderful place to work and start your experience in professional photography
Part-Time Photographer (Current Employee), Skokie, ILMarch 13, 2014
Pros: the experience you gain, working with photography, great staff, get to work with children, creativity, flexible schedules, good equipment
I walked into Picture People with no previous professional photography experience, only a desire to learn. The management staff took this as an opportunity and helped me every single step of the way with extensive and thorough training. Thanks to them and the opportunity the company gave me to expand my knowledge, I am now a very comfortable and experienced – more... portrait photographer. I recommend working at the Picture People because they offer extensive training, great people the work with, the opportunity to learn more about photography, and they make it possible to learn how to work in a studio setting. – less
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Great work environment
Warehouse Lead Person (Former Employee), Plano, TXMarch 8, 2014
We worked as a team to make sure all orders were filled and shipped on time. I provided daily cycle counts to management and along with co-workers kept the work environment with a high moral.
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Awesome job, Great sales, Good people
Photographer/ Sales Associate (Former Employee), Newport News, VAMarch 6, 2014
Pros: allowed me to hone my photography skills
Cons: little to no benefits
I thoroughly enjoyed working for the picture people . I was responsible for taking pictures and selling the prints to customers. I was responsible for anywhere from 2-10 sessions in a given work day. Once pictures were taken i had to extract the best ones and present them to the customers. I was usually able to sell a mid-level package to most customers – more... ($75-120). My coworkers were amazing an the management was also excellent. During my time working here i was laid off due to corporate management but was rehired the month afterwards. – less
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Fast paced and fun working with people building relationships.
Senior Assistant Manager (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAFebruary 11, 2014
Pros: interpersonal relationships built with our customers, photographing children, and helping our employees succeed
Cons: no breaks, inconsistent hours, and pay
In my business, the most important tasks that I have are building relationships with our customers, driving sales, and managing a team of employees to work the business model.
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Loved this JOB
Manager, District Trainer (Former Employee), Gurnee, ILFebruary 11, 2014
Pros: good health benefits.
Cons: sometimes very long hours.
I learned more about photography and employee relations then I ever thought possible. Not only did I take portraits but as manager I learned about balancing employee relations.
The hardest part was employee discipline for me but I learned to handle the situations as needed.
I enjoyed working the the families and children to capture the moments they – more... were looking for. – less
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Fun Creative Atmosphere
Assistant Store Manager (Current Employee), South Portland, MEJanuary 14, 2014
Working at the Picture People allows the opportunity to be both creative and build a sales management skill set. The management is friendly and accommodating. The best part of the job is the freedom to direct your photo sessions to fit the needs and expectations of the guests. The only negative side to working with The Picture People is the compensation. – more... Associates, photographers and assistant managers are all part time employees on an hourly pay rate. – less
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should not have wasted my time
Photographer Sales Representative (Former Employee), Lawrenceville, NJJanuary 8, 2014
Pros: fast paced
Cons: horrible management
managers very nasty, business unorganized, negative criticism
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Fun work environment, great place to learn to be a better photographer
Photographer (Current Employee), Charlotte, NCDecember 29, 2013
Cons: low pay grade for what the staff goes through.
Great paced environment that works with families and their children for wonderful long lasting memories.
Learned a great deal about working with small children (2 week olds - grown adults)
Best management I have had in years at a job, respectful and very nice.
Great team of people, everyone understand and helps each other out. Could not ask for better – more... people.
Being disrespected by customers when their child is being uncooperative, makes the days long and hard, and can wear on you as you want everyone to be happy and leave happy.
Doing what I love which is photography – less

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