Safilo

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Safilo Reviews

Updated November 15, 2014
Updated November 15, 2014
15 Reviews
3.2
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Safilo

    Pros

    Flexible, competitive pay, nice benefits, friendly atmosphere, not too stressful, accommodating.

    Cons

    As a graphic designer, you will learn very little. No upward mobility, the job is boring, mostly production work. Not creative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I liked the management, and other employees. The people there seem very nice at all levels.

    Recommends
  2.  

    Eyewear company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safilo (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    international company with high potential

    Cons

    a strong italian mentality is still in the company

  3.  

    Getting harder to make a living in this Industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative

    I have been working at Safilo as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Freedom As an Independent Contractor, you have the freedom to make your own schedule. As long as you are out there working and making your numbers, they are not on your back-in my experience. It is a strong optical company with a great reputation in the industry and excellent products.

    Cons

    You are an Independent Contractor. There are absolutely no benefits. You pay your own taxes/retirement. And the big one, is the car and gas expenses. There is a lot of driving in most territories.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have always liked the management team that I have been involved with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good environment, but not structured practice.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suzhou, Jiangsu (China)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suzhou, Jiangsu (China)

    I have been working at Safilo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Colleagues are very friendly. It is easy to speak with other employees and feel them as friends. People care about their company.

    Cons

    The company is not structured. Too many changes, without a clear and shared target.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need of a long-term project.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best time to join.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safilo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - having no standard process means you can create process. So I enjoyed when given the chance to make a difference.
    - there are indeed some very talented good people esp. in local markets whom I can learn from.
    - great products with ever-improving design. Superior product quality vs. competitors. (that I proudly say)

    Cons

    - the one company which I have experienced the most changes, and still changing...maybe it will never stop changing...
    - completely lack of communication as in (i) info was simply not being communicated or (ii) HQ/Regl teams with very poor English that put confusions into everything.
    - lack of respect across the board.
    - lack of the sense of responsibility and ownership. (management checking phones when people raised out issues in meeting) but on a very contradictory end overly protective to own's turf.
    ...
    - there is little room to grow if you were non-Italian Caucasians. There is no room to grow if you were Asian.
    ...
    - the company just lost the most important license. Enough said.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's sad to see this company sinking.

    I am not too sure how it can be fixed. Fundamentally the lack of respect is like a stage 4 cancer and often driving the competent people away.

    Overly expanding on functions to cope with market threat but the capacity and capability are truly questionable. Everybody suffers, everybody is scared.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It is positive experience, where you can feel special condion of the fashion industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Departments in Santa Maria di Sala (Italy)
    Current Employee - Technical Departments in Santa Maria di Sala (Italy)

    I have been working at Safilo full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is not boring. It always happen something. YOu have possibility to be inovative. Wide of possibilities.

    Cons

    Adrenalin, when you are developting new product or process. You can improve yours leadership. Working with world famues managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People that don't bring results at house have to be fired. We have to many people that are hiding and not working properly and people that are looking troubles and not solutions. We have to be concentrate on solutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    n stock

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Stock Controller in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Stock Controller in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I have been working at Safilo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very good environment to work in, great people, and good working hours.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    International mentality and orientation career wise , mostly meritocratic (but still an Italian company so exceptions..)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Padova (Italy)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Padova (Italy)

    I have been working at Safilo full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Ok benefits/ specialized in luxury segment/ international orientation and career prospects/ differentiated sales channels and segments/ overall business culture pleasant and family-like

    Cons

    Long hours/ low pay/ too many management layers/ already at middle management way too much time eaten up by endless meetings and too little contact with clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Product coordination needs to understand reality of market more (too much design-focused) and so dialogue with commercial side / sales force is necessary (seems not to exist at the moment)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Demanding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safilo

    Pros

    Most employees on the team are very polite and respectful. International and luxury brand experience is a win. Premier eyewear company with loyal employee base.

    Cons

    Extremely demanding and disorganized company. Somewhat dated in systems, technology and flow between departments. Does not promote from within. Dead end!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be bold, share your vision and look to your employees at all levels as stakeholders. Communicate with your employees and involve them, don't just talk at them. They bring tremendous value to the table. US relationship with Italy is somewhat broken.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for beginning career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant
    Current Employee - Marketing Assistant

    I have been working at Safilo

    Pros

    International company w
    Leader in its field

    Cons

    Limited career advancement can demotivate employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest on internal employees

    No opinion of CEO

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