Pearle Vision Reviews

Updated May 20, 2015
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  1. it was okay

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    Former Employee - Optometrist
    Former Employee - Optometrist

    I worked at Pearle Vision

    Pros

    Good patient flow, can practice to my full scope

    Cons

    Low pay, Luxottica products only


  2. Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pearle Vision

    Pros

    1)Only the name is good. 2)business is pretty steady

    Cons

    Luxottica is forcing them out, it's sad. I do not believe that Dr. Pearle would have wanted this. Most of them are now franchises and have no benefits and you work 6 days a week.


  3. Helpful (1)

    J.O.B. stands for Just over Broke

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Pearle Vision full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's an optical industry and you're helping people with their vision.

    Cons

    The problem with such businesses is not the industry but vision insurance's and inexperienced opticians. If it wasn't for vision insurance i'd give this place maybe 4 stars. Vision insurance and the crap you have to deal with will suck the life out of you unless you like drama. If you like Spanish soap opera's and you want to live one then this is a great place for you.
    Worst part about this industry in the recent years has been that they have been hiring more and more sales people but not enough real educated opticians. That's when the problems arise. You'll have a boss who used to manage McDonald's or Blockbuster video who has no idea how to properly select frames and lenses for patients and by that they dig their own hole and drag you down with them. Next thing you know you have patients coming back with various problems, from lenses being to thick or too thin for certain frames, wrong materials, wrong orders being created, taking too long to get glasses due to manager incompetence.
    There are not many leaders in this company but there are a lot of managers.
    Many of the managers are too childish, their requests along with rules and procedures seem more like from a high school type environment. If you like being treated like a child then this place is perfect for you, but if you're a grown responsible person then you can find better place to put your hours in exchange for a skimpy paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up. Have more respect for your employees. Stop hiring useless people from a different industry and trying to transform them into opticians. Not everyone can be a great optician but everyone can learn how to make a sale under pressure.
    Every year the numbers go up but you do nothing to increase traffic and increase pay. You rely on employees to get you customers while owners are acting like a bunch of politicians threatening to employees "if you don't do this or that you'll get fired". To top it off, lab equipment is horrible but you expect miracles to be performed on them.
    I can keep going about this cause i've spent 15 years in Pearle Vision and i'm glad i'm out.
    Good bye suckers!


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  5. Great stepping stone into a career of optical. But they work you to the bone.

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    Current Employee - Apprentice Optician
    Current Employee - Apprentice Optician

    I have been working at Pearle Vision part-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Pay, Good Experience, Great People to work with.

    Cons

    You work like a dog doing every job optical sales, receptionist, optometrist tech, lab technician.

    Advice to Management

    Have employees specialize in something and that be their job.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Overworked and under-appreciated

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    Former Employee - A B O C Optician in Newington, NH
    Former Employee - A B O C Optician in Newington, NH

    I worked at Pearle Vision full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At the time I worked there, great pay and commission, until Luxottica got their mits on the company and did away with a lot of the perks... Health insurance and pension were great...

    Cons

    Not many Pearle Visions exist now due to Luxottica shutting them down... Hours got cut and so did the commission structure down to 0.5% a week from 3%. Upper management is very uncaring and expect their managers and staff to pressure customers into buying over-priced glasses that aren't even worth as much as they make them out to be... $305 for a polycarbonate basic progressive??? HIGHWAY ROBBERY!

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your associates, you might learn more from them... Don't pressure your associates! And don't talk down to them if you want good results! Will never work for Luxottica EVER AGAIN!!! AWFUL CORPORATION and they own way too much!


  7. Helpful (1)

    Need an in between job and don't care about treatment... then apply here.

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    Current Employee - Optometrist in Selinsgrove, PA
    Current Employee - Optometrist in Selinsgrove, PA

    I have been working at Pearle Vision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Steady salary, no responsibility after hours.

    Cons

    Poor management, poor hours, poor respect from staff, poor respect for the profession.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and find a better job to such the life out of.



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