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Assembly work
Seasonal manufacturing worker (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOJanuary 9, 2014
Pros: good pay
Cons: seasonal work
A typical day was spent assembling and framing pictures to be put in packages for customers
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A place where memories were created
Manager/Photographer (Former Employee), Kenosha, WIJanuary 2, 2014
A typical day at work here would consist of completing the opening and closing procedures. I would take customer requests for photography. I would photograph their portraits and engage in conversation to make the customer feel comfortable. Very kid friendly. I was a manager at this particular location and we kept contact with District Managers through – more... email and by phone. I learned how to manage, hire and train employees, customer service and learned how to control difficult situations with customers. The hardest part of the job was photographing and unhappy child or one who wouldn't sit still and dealing with unhappy customers that couldn't be satisfied. The most enjoyable part of the job was creating a memory and knowing photos that I have taken would be shared and hung up on customer's walls. – less
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Photography Studio
Studio Manager/ Photographer (Former Employee), Cambridge, MADecember 30, 2013
Take pictures of all ages, manage office, customer care, answer phones &schedule appointments.
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Very nice people to work with.
Distribution Warehouse Manager (Former Employee), Camp Hill, PADecember 13, 2013
This was a very nice company to work for. I rated job security at one star because they laid off almost all employees. I last heard there are only 5 people there. When I first went to work there the employee count was 44 of which 22 I managed in the warehouse. A series of poor decisions by the owners caused the business to fold.
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Good to work
Senior Applications Engineer (Former Employee), Palo Alto, CANovember 17, 2013
Pros: good work environment and co-workers
Cons: company lay offs are on tha rise
Overall a good company to work for; raises / promotions more likely for Marketing (not engineering). Has a good cafeteria, with reasonably priced meals.

Divisions operate in a 'bare bones' cost structure, some MPP labs have obsolete test eqpt, access to office supplies is limited.
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WORKING FOR CPI HAS BEEN REWARDING, MET NEW PEOPLE EVERY DAY AS WELL AS LONG LASTING RELATIONSHIPS WITH CLIENTS AND THIER FAMILIES
STUDIO MANAGER (Former Employee), Buena Park, CANovember 9, 2013
Pros: fun working with children and families
Cons: occationally upset customers
A TYPICAL DAY AT WORK, MAKING MEMORIES FOR FAMILIES THRU MY PHOTOGRAPHY . I HAVE LEARNED HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY SELL MY ART AND TO MEET COMPANY SALES GOALS. BEING THE MANAGER AT A HIGH VOLUME STORE HAS BEEN REWARDING, WITH A STRONG SALES TEAM. THE HARDEST PART OF THE JOB IS PROBABLY DEALING WITH UPSET CUSTOMERS AT CHRISTMAS RUSH. THE MOST ENJOYABLE PART – more... OF MY JOB WAS SEEING HOW HAPPY MY CUSTOMERS ARE WHEN THEY LEFT MY STORE HAVING A GREAT EXPERIANCE THAT THEY WILL CHERISH FOREVER. – less
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Good place to work when you are very young and just starting out!
Studio Manager (Former Employee), Lancaster, PANovember 2, 2013
Good place to work when you are very young and just starting out!Good place to work when you are very young and just starting out!
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Grat team to work with
Habilitative Support Technician (Current Employee), Mtn Home, IDOctober 23, 2013
Pros: gas mileage is paid for
Cons: short breaks
Work with client in the community to support them in their daily life skills. I learned that patience is a virtue. Management is great. Co-Workers are great to work with. The hardest part of the job is getting attached to the client and their family. The most enjoyable part of the job is rewarding when they accomplished a goal.
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Benefits of meeting new people daily
District Manager (Former Employee), St. Louis, MOOctober 14, 2013
Pros: every day was never a repeat day. every guest was so different! it was never boreing
Cons: the company had to come to an end.
Coaching and leading Managers and part-time employees on providing the best memories for our guest. I really enjoyed the opportunity to build strength in managers and give them the motivation to be leaders in our industry. I enjoyed working with other district managers that were always willing to have a little friendly competition to motivate each other – more... and our teams. The hardest part of the job was call all 53 of my managers and all 160 of my employees and letting them know they were no longer employed through CPI. Even though that was tough, I am still so blessed to have been a part of a company that allowed me to create life long memories some first and some last for thousands of families. – less
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good place
Contractor for General Dynamics Material handler 1 (Former Employee), Auburn, WAOctober 13, 2013
they are a great company top work for . They are temp company but they will help you get on permenate
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If you like research on different technologies, this company is for you
Business Development Manager (Former Employee), DurhamSeptember 25, 2013
Pros: great technologies
Cons: prefer not to say
Several technologies, Innovation driven and plenty of Research Projects. Interesting projects and plenty of things to learn.
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Fun atmospher working with children and families making memories through photography
Sears portrait studio (Former Employee), Douglasville, GASeptember 3, 2013
Pros: free photoes for christmas and making new friends everyday.
Cons: working alott of hours on the weekends. but i got use to it.
A typical day would be busy and action packed. Taking time to make sure each photo session was a good experience when possible. Working with a team and learning to cooperate with each other.
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Fun workplace, poor management
Photographer/Sales Associate (Former Employee), Lavale, MDSeptember 3, 2013
Pros: flexibility, ability to show creativity, some friendly co-workers, company incentives.
Cons: poor management, lack of sales ability, little or no direction at times, no help support.
Typical day begins with clocking in, counting in the cash register, and start customer's photo sessions. I learned aspects of photography and working in a fast-paced environment. The co-workers were great but sometimes a little back-stabbing. The hardest part of the job was trying to sell $300 packages to someone who doesn't want to spend that much – more... and try to manage the whole store by yourself (answer phones, take pictures, schedule appointments, initiate sales, etc.) The most enjoyable part was taking pictures of fun groups of people, being creative and actually enjoying coming in to work. – less
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Productive, Exciting, Proficient
Manger- photographer (Former Employee), Coralville, IowaAugust 2, 2013
Pros: meeting new people, making new friends
Cons: short breaks, long hours
My normal day at work would be get to my job early, do cash control and than get on managers conference call. I would than open my store at 10am and that's usually when my first appointment would show up!
What I have learned? I learned how to handle customer service issues to the best of my ability! I also learned a lot about management skills! I am – more... much more confident with new people also!
The hardest part about my job was when pictures didnt come in on time on a holiday when people expected them to, the stress level to make sure everything was being delivered on time and making sure my employees were doing a good job.
But at the end of the day, the best thing about my job was knowing was capturing memories for families and for so many different occasions. Nobody understands until you work a job like that. – less
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Its a fun place to work
Photographer (Former Employee), Grand Haven, MIJuly 31, 2013
Pros: cheap pictures
Cons: lost walmart
Alot of customer service. Meet alot of new people every day.
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retail and sales,photographer
Studio Manager (Former Employee), Fayetteville, NCJuly 8, 2013
Pros: 1 hour for lunch
Cons: management did not know how to talk to the people in the field.
With this job I learn how to give the best customer service and to take pictures of babies and family portraits.
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Providing Professional Portraits at a discount price
Portrait Studio Manager (Former Employee), Picture Me Portrait Studio, Jasper, INJuly 8, 2013
Pros: creating memories to last a lifetime with portraits
Cons: cpi closed all of their 3, 000 portrait studios 4/4/2013
Very fast pace, became a certified photographer, managed the entire Studio and three employees. Best job I ever had.
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Great Work Place
Shipping Receiving Clerk (Current Employee), El Cajon, CAJuly 7, 2013
This place is an awesome place to work. Great work ethic and culture, with a high integrity.
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Rewarding.
District Area Manager (Former Employee), Saugus, MAJune 24, 2013
Getting the one in a million smile! Thats what makes all the hard work worth it.
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Productive work place with friendly residents
Kitchen Manager (Former Employee), Hattiesburg, MSJune 5, 2013
Pros: free lunches and hour long breaks
Cons: no benifits
Checking storage room at the begining of the shift to make sure items were properly stocked and replaced from the previous shift. Assisting co-workers and residents with tasks or any other concerns. Co-workers were easy to work with and management over me was very humble. There was nothing too hard about this job and I enjoyed talking with co-workers – more... and the residents. – less