Safilo Reviews

Updated July 15, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Change

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

    I have been working at Safilo full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Many long term employees, sense of community. Interesting product, with good brand portfolio. Good reputation for product, growing (but quickly changing) industry

    Cons

    Change is hard. Long term employees can be resistant, newer employees are not ready for the product-specific challenges of the business. Unique business model has a significant learning curve for outsiders.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest and aware that this will continue to be a challenging process. Chart a path and stick with it. Good luck.


  2. Helpful (1)

    For Sales Reps-Brands determine income

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Sales Representative
    Former Contractor - Sales Representative

    I worked at Safilo as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Very little BS. Very autonomous workplace.

    Cons

    If company drops/loses lines, your income suffers; You are in direct competition with your workmates; other companies in industry provide better compensation plans

    Advice to Management

    The Italian corporate owner needs to assess what it gives the US partner--Sales managers are poorly paid and must work a territory to make any money. This means the rep in that territory loses out on the accounts the manager keeps for himself. If you are a rep with unpopular name brands, your compensation is below minimum wage after paying your own expenses.


  3. 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


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  5. Getting harder to make a living in this Industry

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Demanding

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

    I have been working at Safilo

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

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good for beginning career

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

    I have been working at Safilo

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    International company w Leader in its field

    Cons

    Limited career advancement can demotivate employees

    Advice to Management

    Invest on internal employees



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