- PORTRAIT INNOVATIONSMarch15.Jan 2016
The culture is often one of fear as punishment for low performance occurs more often than rewards from the very high goals. Over the time I was with the company the bonuses were reduced and harder to attain. There is a bit of unfairness in that even high performers can be let go after the busy holiday season if they are a lower performer in an overall high performing location. There was a feeling of mistrust that began before I left the company. A bit of favoritism created a negative feeling after I had proven high performance but wasn't recognized or appreciated when I had a different regional manager.
Support from Management
Some of the upper management is supportive, but regardless you are expected to perform at high quality levels. Goals are set very high. Benchmarks are based on overall company averages with little consideration for local demographics, although individual studio past performance levels are taken into consideration. Regarding conflict situations, policies follow strict guidelines with little regard to personal situations. Decisions are often made by upper management and often local studio employees have little say in big and small decisions. Employees are expected to follow corporate guidelines to a t.