Clarkson Eyecare Reviews

Updated June 3, 2015
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  1. Optician

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This is a great place to enhance your selling skills as well as, product identification. You can also learn how the business functions as a whole.

    Cons

    The training with the company is not the best.

    Advice to Management

    Build a repore with new hires to insure smooth an accurate training.


  2. Good pay

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and great management. Fairly close knit corporation for as large as they are. Fairly good hours for retail employment

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for upward advancement. Benefits are not very good with limited Healthcare offerings and no 401match. Not much vacation time

    Advice to Management

    Praise good work when you see it and treat everyone fairly and equally. Work alongside those in the "trenches"


  3. Technician

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Clarkson Eyecare full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers can be fun
    The job itself can be rewarding
    Gain hands on experience in the field
    You get to work in a professional enviornment

    Cons

    The management needs help in a lot of areas like communication and how to interact with employees.
    They are open late and don't have a lot of flexibility in schedule.

    Advice to Management

    I think management needs to focus on their employees more and in turn the employees would do a better job, instead of worrying about micro managing worry about what is going on at all the locations.


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  5. Extensive customer service experience in inbound, outbound, and blended environments

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Clarkson Eyecare full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The environment was great everyone was always willing to help in any way that they could.

    Cons

    The were no cons for me me I loved my job.

    Advice to Management

    The management were always thanking the employees for their hard work. The only advice that I would give is to keep up the good work the encouragement always helped.


  6. Great place for growth opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  8. Awful

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Absolutely horrible

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. What a joke

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Awful

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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