Stanton Optical

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Lies lies lies

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Former Employee - General Manager  in  Pensacola, FL
Former Employee - General Manager in Pensacola, FL

Pros

There are no pros from my perspective

Cons

No career path
No 401k
No work/life balance
Pay stinks
No corporate support
Culture of fear used to coach employees
No training
Customer base is horrible

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Tell your applicants what they can expect realistically. Support them when they have concerns. Your stores are a resource not problems. Acknowledge when good things happen. Standardize your training.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Other reviews for Stanton Optical

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    High Turnover Rate - Owner/Management is Clueless

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palm Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palm Springs, FL

    Pros

    Laid back environment. Most employees are friendly.

    Cons

    Low salary, promises of bonuses which never materialize.d Promoted after 8 months with no increase in pay. Moved around from location to location. They moved their copywriting/SEO department back by the optical lab for many months. Constant noise, chemical odors, dust in air, leaking roof, mold in air ducts. UNHEALTHY work environment. Brought in outside consultant who had no clue, he was fired but by then it was too late. They eventually moved copywriting/SEO department back to main corporate area but by then I had already been offered another job with a well organized/professional company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time with Vanna White and buy a clue or too. Why does your company have such a high turnover rate? Why does your company get poor reviews? Why are your customers unhappy? You need to fix your problems internally and slow down on opening new stores. Very inconsistent management from store to store, many disgruntled employees. Could be a great company but they are maybe too laid back? Do they even have a business plan or are they just winging it?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Don't waste your time with this company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in El Paso, TX

    Pros

    Much happier after I left. Trust me, dont work for this company unless you plan to sabotage them.

    Cons

    Horrible management. Micromanaging every step of your approach with the customer. So much disorganization within the workings of the store even customers can't help but noticing with extremely long wait times. They overwork the doctor with way too many patients and do not allow her to do a full medical eye exam since "these are value/bargain customers". Just by knowing how the company views patients is horrible in itself.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The eyecare field is a health care field. These are not only paying customers, they are PATIENTS! Treat them with respect and grow some backbone when dealing with them instead of making up lame excuses. Refunds are truly justified in some situations, don't hide behind some bogus policy then wonder why the customer gets so angry. Treat your employees and patients with respect. Before opening your mouth ask yourself "Would I tolerate someone talking to my wife this way?" I assure you, from I had experienced, half of the time you'd keep your mouth shut.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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