PSAV Employee Reviews

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Good place to work if you already have experience
Tech Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXAugust 15, 2018
Management has a few flaws in their operations they refuse to change. Most employees are unhappy with their pay. Part timers get too few hours while full timers seem to never get a break. Other than those things it's a nice place to work. The work is active, events are usually properly staffed, there's more work to do with PSAV than with other companies thanks to the company's monopolization of in-house A/V for hotels in the city. The co-workers are always friendly. You learn a lot on the job. Lots of hotels offer free lunch.
Pros
Free lunches, exposure to nice equipment
Cons
No comped parking, have to find out about benefits on your own.
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Fun job for those interested in working in music field
Sound Engineer (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLAugust 15, 2018
Ive had a good time working here, they are very helpful when it comes to getting you on your feet with the work and the environment. Would recommend for sure
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Good place to learn AV
Technician (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLAugust 13, 2018
If you want to learn the field of AV start here. Can move up rather quickly depending on who you know and if you have a strong focus on customer service, Numbers is what matters to this company at the end of the day.
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Good Company
Director of Event Technology (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAAugust 9, 2018
PSAV is a monster in the audio visual world when in comes to in-house AV, meaning hotels, lodges, resorts and convention centers.

It was a good company to work for but after 9 years hit a ceiling in individual growth. It became a data driven corporation and less personal. Not a bad thing, just at times redundant and irrelevant with day to day operations. The pay scale is fair, just not deserving of the amount of commitment required at a more senior level. Commissions to secure contracts with hoteliers dictate the pay scale and thus a six figure position turns into a 50k plus position.

Benefits are great. Job security - they rarely fire their people.
Pros
technology, people, size, brand, benefits
Cons
pay, hours, expectations, work load
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Solid company,Good benefits, Unstable work hours.
Technical Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLAugust 4, 2018
Solid company, Good benefits, Unstable work hours.
Overall depends where you are located.Every single manager have their own style to make decisions and that affect the consistency of the procedures. That can be confusing but with time working in the company you'll start to understand every personalty and management style.
Pros
flexible company, good benefits, promotes learning skills
Cons
difficult to grow within the company, bad communication between employees
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Very corporate
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 4, 2018
Was a great company to work for. I did my job with out being put under micro scope. Management was going thru a lot of changes at the time. A lot of details in gear shipment was missed
Pros
ability to work from home
Cons
managment
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Okay company with easy work; bad personal experience
Technician (Former Employee) –  Ponte Vedra Beach, FLAugust 1, 2018
Although the work is fairly easy the pace of the job is terrible. Long boring breaks of nothing to do followed by hours of quick paced work. The consistency is rally poor and doesn’t provide one to get into a mental rhythm for the day/night.

Personally, coworkers at my property constantly discimianated and denegrated the LGBT community to the point of me having to report it to HR. Guess it just depends where in the country you work.
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Management only cares about the bottom line.
Audio Visual Technician (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJuly 31, 2018
Inconsistent hrs thoughout the yr. Management only cares about the bottom line. You and your goals and needs come last at PSAV. They will try to work you to the max but will not work with you when you need one thing.
Pros
Free meals at select hotels, hard to get fired
Cons
Crazy hrs, have to pay for parking at most properties, horrible work/life balance, company doesn't care about employees, all positions underpaid
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Lots of opportunity to grow and advance your career.
SALES MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 28, 2018
If you are willing to jump from location to location, you can move up with PSAV relatively easily. Must stay at each position for at least 6 months to a year. Lots of different routes you can take, technical, sales, administrative, etc.
Pros
Great benefits
Cons
No consistent schedule.
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Career Stagnating Place To Work
Audio Visual Technician (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJuly 21, 2018
Working at PSAV since Fall 2014 has been fairly consistent as far as hours go, but I do not recommend working for this company if you want to advance further in your career as an Audio Engineer. This company says that they will push your towards your dreams but it is all to sell you until you are on board for 1-3 years and quickly realize that you will not advance in your career with this company.
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Great place to start
Director of Event Technology (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 13, 2018
PSAV allows for a lot of career advancement for employees just starting out in their careers. Hours are also very flexible, which is great if you're in school.
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Fun place to work
Audio Visual Technician (Former Employee) –  Glendale, AZJuly 5, 2018
Fun place to work. Doesn't pay very well. I enjoyed working with the other employees. The busy time is very busy but the slow time is incredibly slow.
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Hectic, but Not a Bad Start
Part-Time Audio Visual Technician (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXJuly 5, 2018
When working at larger locations it can get stressful and hectic quickly. Sometimes up to 16 hour days, sometimes you may not receive a lunch break to meet a deadline that was set without properly scheduling the crew out. Smaller locations tend to be less stressful and a more relaxed pace.

The hourly pay seems lower than what is offered at other companies in this industry. Some managers will try to help you succeed. Others will put themselves before anybody else and it is very clear that they aren't concerned about what happens when you clock out.
Pros
401k matching
Cons
Short or non existent breaks
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Not Bad Work... Sometimes
Technician (Current Employee) –  DFW, TXJuly 3, 2018
Very random job, one week you work 60 hours the next week you work 4. Different parts of the year are busier than others I don't know how people stay here without being salary. Severely underpaid, they don't even care if you have audio video or lighting skills, you just have to fit in the hotel customer service criteria. Not to mention all the weird training they make you do just to basically learn their dumb terminology. They don't play off your strengths or care about your background when you start you are just physical labor for them for a while. The top dogs upstairs will agree to almost anything you say and not follow through when hiring and you get very little wiggle room with doing what you want to do or you're good at. *Disclosure* I am an audio engineer, but I am the music industry type, I get a very bad taste from the corporate audio culture.
Pros
Free Lunch (Most Places)
Cons
Corporate
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4.0
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Productive, Fast Paced, Challenging
Technician (Former Employee) –  Orange County, CAJune 29, 2018
Working for PSAV was an incredible experience. I was surrounded by gear and doing things that I love. Making the room sound good is a love of mine, making people happy through sound is also a love of mine. Best job I've ever had by far
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Psav
Lead AV Engineer (Current Employee) –  Miami, FLJune 26, 2018
Great company to work for, amazing opportunities, and people to work with. fell like a well backed team. I get to work with plenty of new gear and learn new technologies.
Pros
great environment
Cons
slow season are real and hours maybe hard to come by.
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PSAV is ok
Senior Technician/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Kissimmee, FLJune 24, 2018
Not a bad company, you need to catch some breaks to get ahead. If you can handle the oddball hours of being a tech (not PSAV's fault, it's the industry) then it's not a bad gig.
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incomplete information
Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Scottsdale, AZJune 19, 2018
My company was bought-out by PSAV, and I did not have enough time working for them to develop an opinion o them as a whole. I can say they are very respected in the industry.
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Stressful and poorly managed with unpredictable hours
Audiovisual Technician (Current Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAJune 16, 2018
PSAV is a poorly-managed company. The hourly pay is decent, but the hours are unpredictable, and some weeks I found myself working 60 hours, and others less than 20. Beyond that, the general culture is oriented towards the hospitality industry, which may not bother some, but I found many aspects of it irritating. The work also is extremely inconsistent. There are days when techs mostly sit around and do nothing, and there are days that consist of nine or more hours of difficult physical labor. Beyond that, many clients are quite condescending. The other employees, are, for the most part, decent, easy-going people who are not difficult to work with.
Pros
Free lunch in the hotel
Cons
Unpredictable schedules.
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Don't Work Here I Wouldn't Recommend It
General Audio Visual Technician (Former Employee) –  Grand Hyatt, Washington DCJune 14, 2018
Only work with this company if you have no life, want to be overworked and underpaid. You will be always overworked when its busy and when its slow you won't have any hours. Also if you like working in an very unorganized work environment, and where you're not valued as a employee but someone who is just dispensable labor. Almost impossible to get a raise. Your Paid Time Off does not roll over year to year. Only work this to get some money learn as much as you can and move on unless you really like the nature of the business and company.
Pros
You get to eat for free in hotel cafeteria, but food isn't good. You also have good on the job training and development opportunities, you will learn a lot.
Cons
Everything I described.
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