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Review averages

  • 19 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (3)
    15.789473684211%
    Satisfactory (4)
    21.052631578947%
    Subpar (12)
    63.157894736842%
    2.10
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

Reviews for Portrait Innovations

Reviews - What employees say

2.10 Employees say
0.00 Applicants say
  • 18.Aug 2017
  • Employee

Workplace Safety

No issues with safety.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Better communications.

What I like about the company

Great people. Decent location. Acceptable compensation.

What I dislike about the company

No 401k. No dental/vision. Outdated products.

Company Culture
5.00
Support from management
4.00
Teamwork
5.00
Freedom to work independently
5.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
5.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
5.00
Career Development
3.00
Overall compensation for your work
5.00
Office / Work Environment
5.00
Environmental Friendliness
3.00
Work-Life Balance
3.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
5.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
5.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered is offered is offered
  • Company
    Portrait Innovations
  • City
    Charlotte
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2017
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    IT

The following perks were offered to me

is offered is offered
  • 31.Jan 2017
  • Employee

Company Culture

Ignores positive actions and focuses on the negative without any reassurance or praise. Ever.

Support from management

Sets unrealistic, impossible expectations for the time you are allotted.

Teamwork

Ideally if you are working with a productive group of people everything will run smoothly with teamwork. Ideally.

Internal Communication

Given limited information or explaination for company policies.

Gender Equality

Men seemed to be promoted before women in my region. She seemed to dislike female competition and would promote based on personal opinion and cattiness.

Attitude towards older colleagues

No one appreciates anyone. Because of the job, younger employees are preferred.

Career Development

They encourage a fast-track to management. But there are no benefits. Minimal raises and increased responsibility without and appreciation for your time or skills.

Overall compensation for your work

Pay is ok. Not when you realize you spend all your time with they company and have lost every other aspect of your life.

Office / Work Environment

Work environment is suitable. Clean, if you keep it clean and organized (and if this is something you value you may have to be the only one to facilitate it).

Environmental Friendliness

No recycling. Throw away mounds of leftover background paper and mistake prints and reams.

Work-Life Balance

Non-existent. Prepare for 6-day weeks. Working every weekend. Shifts from 7:30am until 9pm. Your manager will call you when you're scheduled to come in at 10 and tell you he/she needs you at 8:30 now instead. When you say you are unable to come in earlier bc of an appointment you made based on your schedule he/she will tell you it was not a question. It was a demand.

Company Image

Not at all, it was referred to as the McDomalds of photography. If you want something higher quality you'll have to pay more somewhere else. Clients would always mention how they also go to a professional photographer. As if this was not my profession. Insulting and degrading considering my advanced degrees and experience.

Job Security

They say they don't hire for holidays and if you do well enough you'll stay. 100% false. They hired 7 people for Christmas and fired 8 the week after Christmas and were unwilling to give any expalination or reason for doing so. You were constantly threatened you will be fired if you don't exceed the company's impossible standards. Set unrealistically by upper management who has no idea what it's like to work in a studio.

Handicapped Accessibility

Sure. You can get in the building and more around but you will have very limited options in the camera room.

Workplace Safety

The biggest safety concerns stem from unruly children and parents who refuse to reign them in. So your fingers will be stepped and jumped on, you'll be hit, and you'll be kicked on a nearly daily basis. Be prepared to be covered in bruises.

Challenging Work

Limited creativity due to excessive protocol and unwilling clients.

Inclusive / Diverse

On paper they are, in reality you won't be recognized for interesting work.

What I like about the company

Very little. Pay is ok and coworkers, generally, are pleasant.

What I dislike about the company

Everything. Unrealistic, undervaluing, lack of any free time, demanding, degrading.

Company Culture
2.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
4.00
Freedom to work independently
1.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Gender Equality
4.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
2.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
2.00
Office / Work Environment
4.00
Environmental Friendliness
2.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
2.00
Job Security
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
4.00
Workplace Safety
4.00
Challenging Work
1.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered is offered
  • Company
    Portrait Innovations, Inc.
  • City
    York
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

The following perks were offered to me

is offered
  • 10.Oct 2016
  • Employee

Company Culture

This is the kind of place where the managers and senior employees will take all the good people leaving you with customers that will not come close to your sales average. The managers are too scared to keep their own sales average.

Suggestions for improvement

  • Treat the people that work for you as human beings. Not some one to just take appointments during busy holiday season. When hiring tell people your must keep up an average to work there. They also need to advertise that the positions they are hiring for in fall are temporary and you will be laid off or fired in January.

What I like about the company

Some of the people that worked there were great.

What I dislike about the company

You are constantly pressured to sell more. The send out coupons for 14.99 and expect you to sell up to $149 or you will lose your job.

Company Culture
1.00
Support from management
1.00
Teamwork
2.00
Internal Communication
2.00
Attitude towards older colleagues
1.00
Career Development
1.00
Overall compensation for your work
3.00
Office / Work Environment
1.00
Environmental Friendliness
1.00
Work-Life Balance
1.00
Company Image
1.00
Handicapped Accessibility
3.00
Workplace Safety
3.00
Challenging Work
5.00
Inclusive / Diverse
3.00

The following benefits were offered to me

is offered
  • Company
    Portrait Innovations, Inc.
  • City
    Sterling Heights
  • Are you a Current or Former Employee?
    Former job since 2016
  • Position
    Employee
  • Department
    Others

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Review averages

  • 19 employees say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (3)
    15.789473684211%
    Satisfactory (4)
    21.052631578947%
    Subpar (12)
    63.157894736842%
    2.10
  • 0 applicants say

    Excellent (0)
    0%
    Good (0)
    0%
    Satisfactory (0)
    0%
    Subpar (0)
    0%
    0.00

kununu score comparisons

Portrait Innovations
2.10
19 reviews

Industry average (Other Industries)
3.26
148,582 reviews

kununu average
3.29
2,614,000 reviews