Safilo Reviews

12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice place to work.

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    • 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 for 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

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    • 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 for 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.  

    n stock

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    Current Employee - Stock Controller  in  Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Stock Controller in Johannesburg (South Africa)

    I have been working at Safilo full-time for less than a 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
  6.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Padova (Italy)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Padova (Italy)

    I have been working at Safilo full-time for more than a 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
  7. 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for beginning career

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    • 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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