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A Wonderful Learning Experience
School Photographer (Former Employee) –  Lethbridge, AB18 April 2018
The company provides very thourough training and makes sure you're confident before you start in a school. They even discuss many different scenarios so you know what to expect.

It's lots of fun travelling to different schools and getting to interact with many different people. Some schools were more difficult than others, but overall I enjoyed it all. Weekly meetings ensured everyone was constantly improving, with lots of feedback and advice.

Depending on your city, you travel a LOT so you need to be prepared for that.

Overall, I had a wonderful experience and I would recommend this job to anyone who likes working with kids and different individuals.
Pros
No working weekends or evenings, Great pay, Great co-workers
Cons
Lots of travel, Very physically demanding (can have days with no chance to sit down)
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tiring
Photographer (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC27 March 2018
your not really called photographer but just a clicker because everything is automatically set on cam. this is fast pace and you cannot put more time to make student look good just click and go. the management wants to finish right away so the can pay you less and dont care if the shots are bad you will just do retakes
Pros
fun meeting new people
Cons
you wont get paid with you driving time just gas
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not the happiest place to work
Office Manager (Former Employee) –  Brampton, ON26 March 2018
not a lot of support from upper management
disorganized within the various branches of the company
call centre not helpful in customer service or troubleshooting
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great beginner photographgy job
Photographer (Former Employee) –  Burnaby, BC11 February 2018
Great place to start working as a beginner photographer.
Everyday is different.
Its a lot of driving and a lot of miles on your car.
The equipment is heavy
You can work long hours.
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Productive and had fun
BRT Operator / Printer Operator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB9 January 2018
its a challenging working in life touch, because my experience back in the Philippines was connected with it. even if it was seasonal but i really enjoy the time that i'm working in there company.
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I liked the environment, but it could be stressful
Santa's Helper (Former Employee) –  Victoria, BC4 January 2018
The job was amazing because I love the Christmas season, but the issue is that it was sometimes frustrating working alone in the middle of busy times, or when customers could become rude while machinery was not working (being alone did not always help).
Pros
Nice job for the season
Cons
stressful to work alone sometimes
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Great company to work with
Photographer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB3 January 2018
Enjoyed working with the company the management team always made themselves available. Didn't feel their was much room for advancement though. The mileage rate was not enough.
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Productive, Friendly enviorment
Background Replacement Technology Operator (Brt) (Current Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB27 December 2017
Friendly staffs and co-workers, good place as your first job,
long hours of sitting, great management, Overall good company to work for but the downside is it's a seasonal job.
Pros
Free lunch, pizza
Cons
Repetitive work, Seasonal only and long hours of sitting.
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productive environment
IMAGE CAPTURE (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB6 December 2017
Depending on the month or week, you will always be busy doing a job order. you will never not be busy. I enjoyed this job because I love photography and editing. Also just seeing all the smiling faces on kids just lifted up your day when you're feeling low.
Management is very uplifting and positive, only very serious when need to be but other than that they are such wonderful people. The hardest thing about the job is to make sure you come across every defective detail. You need to make sure you don't miss anything and that the picture looks well, picture perfect.
Pros
Positive environment, easy and understandable jobs
Cons
you need a keen eye for detail. not suited for those who struggle visually
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Repetitive task but has to be detailed and precise. No room for mistakes.
Keyer and Data Entry (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB16 November 2017
It was a light work where people are supposed to work in repetitive manner that requires detail orientation and preciseness. Aside from that, being an independent as well as team player are both important in the job. Management is good and they listen and adjust to employees' concerns. The hardest part is achieving a quota in certain areas and being exposed long hours in computer which results to eye strain and back/shoulder discomfort, however, proper body mechanics, exercises and relaxation are highly encouraged at work.
Pros
Repetitive tasks and light work
Cons
Has to meet daily quota of work in certain areas of work
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Productive and Friendly work place
Customer Service Specialist (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB24 August 2017
I have learned to provide an excellent customer service. The management is super friendly. They provide feedback on a weekly basis to improve productivity.
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Capturing school memories is a fun and challenging job
Photographer Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Niagara Region18 August 2017
School photography is a demanding job, both physically and mentally. A good photographer must be able to relax his/her subject and capture a great expression in a short time. She must be able to work independently, be reliable, flexible and cheerful.
One of the benefits of the position is keeping the same hours as the schools ie Christmas, March break and summer holidays as in the schools.
Working in a different school every day with different staff and administration keeps the job fresh and exciting.
Pros
working in a different place everyday
Cons
transporting heavy equipment
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Mostly fun
Photographer (Current Employee) –  Brandon, MB16 August 2017
I've had the opportunity to work for Lifetouch. I love the job over all but the amount of work and pay for a seasonal job, isn't enough. most of the time the schedules aren't made until the week before. most of my coworkers had more than one job as the hours were unreliable some weeks. Other than the hours that we were given and the amount of time we are given to give our other employers notice, overall the job was enjoyable and fun to do.
Pros
Lively and upbeat work settings.
Cons
lots of traveling with no guaranteed end time to your days.
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interesting workplace
Photographer's Assistant (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS12 June 2017
Assisting the photographer with graduation pictures; seating arrangements; setting up equipment; makeup and hair fix-ups. Working mostly with young students. Counting the end of day cash and mailing reports.
Pros
Interacting with young students and their teachers at their schools
Cons
Long drives and long work days
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Productive and fun workplace
Background Retouch Technology operator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB18 March 2017
Very friendly environment and lots of very kind co-workers who willing to teach you and help you to finish your work in time and my supervisor is very kind to me.
Pros
Free pizza and dinner
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Have fun working even for a short period of time
Data Entry Clerk (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB7 March 2017
Learned to accept work even for a limited time. Had fun and met new friends. Learned the importance of time management and working with different people of different races.
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Poor pay
Photographer (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB29 January 2017
For the amount of work that one does during the day, the pay is very poor. You are to be set up and ready to go before the schools open. You must photograph every student before the end of the day.

The management was quite pathetic. They basically tell you to get out there and good luck with the day.

Training is fantastic, but in the field itself with no support just starting out was tough to do.

I left this company because the pay was very poor.
Pros
Fun atmosphere
Cons
Poor pay
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Great people to work with as well as atmosphere
Photographer (Current Employee) –  Belleville, ON15 January 2017
While this has been a great company to work for, such as the people, atmosphere and even some photo contests you can enter. I have to say that it doesn't pay well and comes with plenty of down time, not really suitable for someone raising a family, but perfect for someone who needs semi-casual work.
Pros
New location every day, freedom to creativity during Grad season
Cons
Low pay, not enough hours to support a family
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production but fun workplace
Backround Replacement TechnologyOperator (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB10 January 2017
management is very professional, fun people to work, co-worker is all young, hardest part of the job is production but at the end the day I enjoyed when I met the qouta.
Pros
free lunch during thanksgiving
Cons
short term work
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Great satellite location management and office staff
Photographer (Current Employee) –  Red Deer, AB30 December 2016
There is a lot of travel required for the position of photographer, and for the fall season photography no special vehicle needed, a spacious car is perfect. But to go on to grad photography, a larger vehicle (mini-van) is lovely. Company does have a van for travel use when travelling for several days or long distances. Training is provided and is thorough for knowing the camera system, but a person will continue to learn how to trouble-shoot the program used and learn how to deal with the staff and students at the schools. This job requires a person with a positive attitude, steady head, and LOTS of patience, as well as someone who does not mind sometimes waking up at 4 am to drive 2-3 hrs to location.
Pros
Good pay, good management, encouragement to continue
Cons
Early mornings, long hours, difficult and picky customers
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