Clarkson Eyecare Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Great place for growth opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Optician in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Optician in Saint Louis, MO

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

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

    Pros

    The people you work with are absolutely great.

    Cons

    Healthcare benefits are not up to standard

    Advice to Management

    Involve all management in decision making.

  2. Optician-Optical Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Optician in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Optician in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Clarkson Eyecare

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

    Pros

    Voucher/discounts (even thought they suck)

    Cons

    If you work for Clarkson youll never compare to the "favorites" everyone has favorites and if you are a family member of someone OH MAN you are royalty. Son/Daughter of someone in corp you are in or if you are related to a doctor you can sit on your butt all day long not knowing your butt from a PD stick and make twice as much as a hard working employee and be rewarded for something that a basic human should be able to preform at work.

    Advice to Management

    You should probably look into your other Manages who sit all day long not caring or doing anything while your employees work their butt off.

  3. They are good company to work for. They do promote within the company and give most a chance for advancement.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Optician in Saint Charles, MO
    Current Employee - Optician in Saint Charles, MO

    I have been working at Clarkson Eyecare full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Commision/ spiffs are very nice as long as you work in a busy office.

    Cons

    They need to train the newer works a little better. Maybe take some time out to go slowly and recruit managers of slower offices to train the new people in their office before they move them to a busier one.

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  5. Awful

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

    I have been working at Clarkson Eyecare full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the voucher was the best thing... until they started putting restrictions on it.

    Cons

    awful awful hours, never allowed to take time off, especially in the summer, long long hours, late night, work every single saturday, good luck getting a saturday off! greedy ceo's, lying ceo's, employees were encouraged to lie to patients to get them to buy more. you will be moved around constantly and not reimbursed for gas when you have to drive to an office 50 miles away. offices are filthy--- and the employees have to clean them! including the bathroom! you never ever get a day off from working here, one day during the week and sundays makes you feel like you are constantly working. managers are lazy and are usually special pets of someone in corporate so dont expect anything to change when you go to complain. raises are a joke, they pay is a joke, and there are no benefits.

    Advice to Management

    quit being so greedy and making your employees work on holidays... no one needs to come get glasses on christmas eve, so much for acting like you are such devout catholics.

  6. Absolutely horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cenc in Pacific, MO
    Former Employee - Cenc in Pacific, MO

    I worked at Clarkson Eyecare full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    the only reason to work there as for the voucher they give you

    Cons

    I agree with the previous post there's no reason why they should have so much favoritism around there and on top of that the people who actually run the company will come in and lie to the the hard working people that put money in their pockets. they said that they weren't selling the company but they just sold the company after stating that was not the case and the buyers now owns 80 to 90 percent

    Advice to Management

    stop lying to people stop taking favoritism .you should give it to the people straight otherwise people will band together and get rid of your point system and stop firing people over stupid stuff

  7. What a joke

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

    I have been working at Clarkson Eyecare full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are great and the patients are great.

    Cons

    Too much favoritism. If you are the bosses "pet" the rules do not apply to you. Management backs other management and it does not matter what the issue is. They do not care to hear both sides of the story.

    Advice to Management

    I think a great way to fix the issues in the company would be to have someone who actually cares about employee morale come and talk to all the employees, one on one. I realize this would be time consuming, but it is the only way to get to the bottom of the issues. Also, the employees should not get in trouble for being honest about the issues. Then, this person would have to be willing to make changes. People in management positions should not be allowed to have a best friend as an employee.

  8. Awful

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

    I worked at Clarkson Eyecare full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not applicable unless you are just looking for a paycheck which won't be steady because they will cut your hours.

    Cons

    Nepotism. Sexual harassment is rampant but don't talk about it or you will be punished. Its nearly impossible to build a patient base when you never work in your home office. Health benefits are actually supplement plans. If you are a Jxxxxxx, babysat for a Jxxxxxx, or lived near a Jxxxxxx you are on the fast track.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on merit. Listen to employee complaints even if you want to believe they are not true. Treat your employees as if they were family since you would like to promote your ethics as small business.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Really takes advantage of their employees.

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

    I have been working at Clarkson Eyecare

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most of the time, you get really decent people to work with. The patients are wonderful.

    Cons

    Corporate does not care about giving you benefits, the pay you deserve, the respect you deserve. Basically, if you want to work for an employer that is downright taking advantage of you and occasionally patients, Clarkson Eyecare is the way to go.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so greedy. Treat your employees like human beings. Give benefits. Better Holiday working hours. Better hours in general. Stop cutting hours. You're treating us like trash!

  10. CEC

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

    I have been working at Clarkson Eyecare

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Patients make the job worth it

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities and professional development

    Advice to Management

    value your employees more

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