Not a good place to work, employees exploided by management, high turn-a-round in staff.
Audio Visual Technician (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 31 August 2017
Upper management can not be trusted. Lots of people quitting or getting fired. Morale very low, under paid, under staffed, pay increases a joke and doesn't keep up with cost of living. If you are a well qualified tech, have great self esteem and take pride in your work, do not work for PSAV. The only good thing is you get health benefits after 3 months.
Part Time Audio Visual technician (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 28 February 2017
Its just like any other base Av job its all hotel work and the hours are as you can expect. The starting pay is low but if you need some extra cash or need to get a start in the industry these guys are the ones to go to.
AV Technician (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 December 2016
Pretty relaxed, good management, great if you like working alone, can be demanding.
I learned a lot from this job and the advancement was continuous. In 2 years of working there I was promoted to assistant manager of a busy downtown location. I subsequently left to follow my own dreams.
Directeur en Technologie d'événement (Former Employee) – Mont-Tremblant, QC – 5 December 2016
My Experience with this company was awesome to the worst.
The team: Directors from other properties, the entire staff are just awesome people to work with. But Higher management (in Canada)don't seem to know how to get their gears right.
I've seen properties getting all the necessary equipment, Labour, help they needed. While some others (mostly the remote locations) got nothing as of necessary labour or required help in order to have a healthy work life balance.
I've been awarded with #1 Customer Satisfaction and yet ended up having to work between 80-136h/week because my RVP didn't listen to me when I asked for help/labour.
I loved my work and would go back at any time, but not with the current RVP in place and certainly not under those same conditions.
Fun enviroment, Great World Wide Company, Decent Pay, Global resource (equipment & esperience Staff)
AV Technician (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 31 October 2016
Psav talks a big talk..but thats all they are. Even as a full-time employee you arent guaranteed any hours. When there are hours they have no problem scheduling you 12+ hours. They pay below national average for AV technician starting between $13-15/hr. yearly raise depends how many stars out of 5 you get on your review which determines a percentage of a lump sum that is to be split between every employee per location. (You are lucky if you get a 50 cent raise). Human resources can be hard to contact with concerning issues as they are located in ontario with emails commonly going unresponded. Little room for advancement, if you enjoy being a hands-on technician there is zero advancement opportunities. In an anonymous survey one of the biggest concerns was that employees did not feel appreciated or valued by the company.
Benefits for full time
Long or no hours, poor wage, little room for advancement
Sales Coordinator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 May 2016
If you're looking for a job in AV I wouldn't recommend PSAV. They under staff their hotel properties to save on costs. So people are overworked and underpaid bottom line. Also, there is little to no training offered by management, you're basically on your own to ask questions and learn on the job with little help. Poorly run company with little rewards.
Producing live events and leading skilled and enthusiastic staff
Director, Event Technology (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 20 January 2015
A typical day includes the pre event phase: selling a show idea to a client, working within their budgetary expectations, understanding their vision. We then move into the event phase: assigning staff to set up, operate and dismantle each and every event. From there we move into follow up as we survey each client to consistently improve our operational model as we move on to the next set of live events.