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5 English questions out of 5

26 September 2019

What is the salary like at The Ship's Photographer?

Pros

This job is perfect for me, I started straight from university and have been able to advance my knowledge in both photography, customer service and business all whilst travelling the world. The ships photographer have an informal and relaxed leadership style which makes any employee feel incredibly 'at home' with them. As a small company, everything they do is personable. They look after their employes and provide consistent (24/7) contact and support when required. They have taught me an incredible amount about leadership and it truly is a company that lead by example. They are a pleasure to work for and I hope to have many more happy years there.

Cons

As concessionaires, unfortunately the cruise line (cunard) can often overlook you. Some of their managment staff are under qualified in with their leadership skills. However, TSP have your back 100% and are a perfect example of a well lead organisation who encourage their on board teams and provide all the necessary support. The job is hard work as you would expect however it becomes a way of life and its genuinely inspiring to be surrounded by so many like minded, hard working people from all over the world. The pay may seem minimal, however there is plenty of opportunity to earn extra through their commission scheme, if you work hard it will be rewarded!

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing!

The pay may seem minimal, however there is plenty of opportunity to earn extra through their commission scheme, if you work hard it will be rewarded!

26 September 2019

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22 April 2020

What are other benefits and incentives like at The Ship's Photographer?

Pros

This job is built for those who love to travel and meet people from around the globe. Yes, it's a little outside the box and that's what makes it awesome. If you go into it with an open mind and ready for new experiences, you'll enjoy it. There's a lot of fun to be had living the onboard lifestyle and you truly have the opportunity for once in a lifetime experiences and destinations.

Cons

You play hard and you work hard, can often be long hours, but you get accustomed to it and at times can perhaps feel a bit munotonous. Same as any job you guys, except you're traveling the world with this one! Being away from home months at a time can of course be difficult, but your colleagues are like a second family when you have a great team. Pay is less than on land, but the companies made improvements to this and also offers extra incentives through commission. Career progression could be expanded.

Advice to Management

Staying in touch with your employees and making them feel valued and having direct contact with them is important to me. So always appreciate your updates that come through and the open door policy allowing us to stay in touch. Thank you for your continuous hard work.

Pay is less than on land, but the companies made improvements to this and also offers extra incentives through commission.

22 April 2020

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19 July 2020

Does The Ship's Photographer offer a daily bonus?

Pros

- Get to see the world, i was lucky enough to get on a world cruise and a South America cruise and the office are very fair in accommodating your needs. If you have a specific ship or itinerary then Nadine tries her best to get you were you want to be. - Have the most amazing experiences with everyday being different. - You don't need to be the best photographer to do this job as training is carried out on bored regularly. In my case the manager did regular training sessions which are quite laid back and interactive. - You get a fair salary with the added bonus of private shoots and commission and cruise target commission (the more effort you put in the more you make). You don't pay for accommodation or food on board so thats good. - You get most ports off to be able to explore ... depending on the manager (most photo managers in the company are very fair and nice though) - The people you meet on ships are friends for life, i've met so many amazing people in the cruise industry - The company listen to things you have to say, you do regular feedback on your managers and you are made to feel important in the company, rather than just a number. I've been to meetings at the office with shoreside managers and they ask all employees on what can be done to improve life onboard and the business in general.

Cons

- Some days can be long hours and it is hard work, you have to be prepared to work and i think some people forget its not a vacation (but thats just the nature of the cruise industry in general with other departments being worse off) - Ship life in general can be a little difficult, its not everyones cup of tea ... i however love it, can't wait to get back to work and love the ship life experience - The job can be quite sales orientated which a few other photographers complain about, quite long hours can be spent in the gallery trying to sell things/up sell which for me in fine as i don't mind the gallery time - Most of these comments are about ships in general rather than the company itself, also all ships are different with different rules and officers enforcing different rules.

You don't pay for accommodation or food on board so thats good.

19 July 2020

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26 September 2019

What are sales commissions like at The Ship's Photographer?

Pros

This job is perfect for me, I started straight from university and have been able to advance my knowledge in both photography, customer service and business all whilst travelling the world. The ships photographer have an informal and relaxed leadership style which makes any employee feel incredibly 'at home' with them. As a small company, everything they do is personable. They look after their employes and provide consistent (24/7) contact and support when required. They have taught me an incredible amount about leadership and it truly is a company that lead by example. They are a pleasure to work for and I hope to have many more happy years there.

Cons

As concessionaires, unfortunately the cruise line (cunard) can often overlook you. Some of their managment staff are under qualified in with their leadership skills. However, TSP have your back 100% and are a perfect example of a well lead organisation who encourage their on board teams and provide all the necessary support. The job is hard work as you would expect however it becomes a way of life and its genuinely inspiring to be surrounded by so many like minded, hard working people from all over the world. The pay may seem minimal, however there is plenty of opportunity to earn extra through their commission scheme, if you work hard it will be rewarded!

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you are doing!

The pay may seem minimal, however there is plenty of opportunity to earn extra through their commission scheme, if you work hard it will be rewarded!

26 September 2019

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19 July 2020

Does The Ship's Photographer offer bonus pay?

Pros

- Get to see the world, i was lucky enough to get on a world cruise and a South America cruise and the office are very fair in accommodating your needs. If you have a specific ship or itinerary then Nadine tries her best to get you were you want to be. - Have the most amazing experiences with everyday being different. - You don't need to be the best photographer to do this job as training is carried out on bored regularly. In my case the manager did regular training sessions which are quite laid back and interactive. - You get a fair salary with the added bonus of private shoots and commission and cruise target commission (the more effort you put in the more you make). You don't pay for accommodation or food on board so thats good. - You get most ports off to be able to explore ... depending on the manager (most photo managers in the company are very fair and nice though) - The people you meet on ships are friends for life, i've met so many amazing people in the cruise industry - The company listen to things you have to say, you do regular feedback on your managers and you are made to feel important in the company, rather than just a number. I've been to meetings at the office with shoreside managers and they ask all employees on what can be done to improve life onboard and the business in general.

Cons

- Some days can be long hours and it is hard work, you have to be prepared to work and i think some people forget its not a vacation (but thats just the nature of the cruise industry in general with other departments being worse off) - Ship life in general can be a little difficult, its not everyones cup of tea ... i however love it, can't wait to get back to work and love the ship life experience - The job can be quite sales orientated which a few other photographers complain about, quite long hours can be spent in the gallery trying to sell things/up sell which for me in fine as i don't mind the gallery time - Most of these comments are about ships in general rather than the company itself, also all ships are different with different rules and officers enforcing different rules.

You get a fair salary with the added bonus of private shoots and commission and cruise target commission (the more effort you put in the more you make).

19 July 2020

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