Walman Optical

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    Current Employee - Optician
    Current Employee - Optician

    I have been working at Walman Optical

    Pros

    The hours are the best in the store. The Vision Center is closed on major holidays as a typical doctor's office would be. You are generally not called into the main of the store to help others accomplish tasks because we are dealing with patients who take precedence. No cashiering or cart pushing for example. If you decide to take the test to become a licensed optician and pass, Walmart with reimburse you the amount.

    Cons

    Customers of Walmart have a tendency to think we do not employ "real" doctors. All of our optometrists go through medical school and have earned the right to place Dr. in front of their names. Others think that because we are able to offer our glasses, contacts, services ect. at such an affordable price that the quality must also be lesser. Not the case.

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    My only have one complaint about the ability to achieve advancement within the company. I was told by a manager that is easier to train a manager from another department in optical, than it is for an optician to be trained as a manager. It can get frustrating to have to train your boss in basics for a position that you can do with your eyes closed.

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Website www.walman.com
Headquarters Minneapolis, MN
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1956
Type Company - Private
Industry Retail
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Walman Optical brings it all into focus. The wholesaler processes ophthalmic components, providing finished lenses and frames to ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians. Walman Optical has more than 40 offices in about 20 states in the US. Half those locations are prescription lens-finishing labs while the rest offer optical instruments, contacts, designer lines, and a discount buying club for ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians. The company also runs Walman University, a traveling accredited school for eyecare professionals, and supplies safety eyewear to... More

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