Pros: short term holiday work, fun
Cons: long hours without adequate breaks, standing 10-12 hours without proper mats under your feet, crazy parents at Christmas
The job in and of itself is easy. Set up camera, let parents in with kids, take pictures, point of sale, upsell, goodbye.
But at our particular location people waited HOURS for their chance to sit with Santa, and we weren't allowed to close the line ahead of time (estimating how many would get in before Santa's break) and we dealt with A LOT of angry customers. It was the worst part of the job. The particular mall we were at might have made money having Cherry Hill there (because the prices were crazy for the demo of the mall) but having parents and children wait in line instead of SHOPPING in the mall while waiting for their picture was a huge huge huuuuge mistake.
Management is also a joke and they couldn't keep us stocked with basics like price sheets and bags.