OpticsPlanet

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Great experience, be ready for hard work

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Marketing Specialist in Northbrook, IL
Former Employee - Senior Marketing Specialist in Northbrook, IL

I worked at OpticsPlanet full-time (more than an year)

Pros

- Friendly and casual environment.
- Plenty of responsibility, if you want it.
- Direct exposure to top leadership for many roles.
- Lots of talented and smart colleagues.
- Exec.'s have strong business acumen and provide ample feedback.
- Good PM structure.

Cons

- Work environment can be stressful at times - comes with the e-commerce territory.
- Positive feedback is sparse.
- Flat organizational structure and job titles aren't great for career growth.
- Benefits need to be better.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- 90% of the business issues you experience are not unique, don't be afraid to work with 3rd parties and outsource work that isn't part of the company's main focus.
- Bring in more senior leadership from the outside.
- Top talent is going to cost top dollar.
- Indecision is handicapping growth.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

22 Other Employee Reviews for OpticsPlanet (View Most Recent)

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    Fun company to work for however they do not pay very well.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Northbrook, IL

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

    Pros

    Fun people to work with, great employee appreciation parties, snacks during the busy season before Christmas.

    Cons

    Russians are preferred and excel more rapidly, Pay is below standards, no tuition reimbursement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward work ethic not just the russians

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Northbrook, IL
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Northbrook, IL

    I have been working at OpticsPlanet full-time

    Pros

    - Successful company (growing 20-30% every year) with good job security.
    - If you show ability and initiative you will get opportunities to take on more.
    - Strong upper management and good people to learn from.
    - Company is in constant state of growth and improvement.

    Cons

    - Disappointed that we eliminated the ability to take partial days off...why give people less flexibility?
    - Benefits are just ok, definitely not great...though there is a good amount of vacation/flex time off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be willing to lose money on a transaction in order to keep a customer.
    Reinstate partial days off and unpaid time off.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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