Visionworks

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Optical Sales in West Palm Beach, FL
Current Employee - Optical Sales in West Palm Beach, FL

I have been working at Visionworks

Pros

Most employees are grea and hours are ok

Cons

doesn't matter how much experience you have, when it come right down to it you are a salesman.
You can sell the perfect pair of eyeglasses and get a commision of about 20 to 100.00 a week but if you don't sell that 6.99 cleaning kit you will get written up. And as easily as it is to make commission you lose it faster by lab errors and delays. Benifits are awful. The company is owned by BCBS and you still pay over 130.00 a month for health insurance. And forget vacation. There are only about 4 months out of the year that you can take vacation, everything else is blackedout. It's an all boys club too. Not to many women in upper management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

get out of your office.Stop micro managing. District managers should come to storesand stop sending 10-20 faxes about how everyone sucks at their job. Do you sell eyeglasses or cleaning kits?

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    Quick ECCA employment guide

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Optician
    Former Employee - Optician

    I worked at Visionworks

    Pros

    - If you are morally troubled to sell someone with money troubles eyeglasses that have well over a 1,000% retail markup, at least ECCA has among the lowest prices in the industry.
    - After 90 days of employment, employees receive one complementary pair of glasses with all the goods of your liking once per year.
    - Good workplace to earn income during the summer months before school starts.
    - They will be flexible with your schedule.

    Cons

    - Part time hours in the off season, which is about any time after the first month of a new school year, ranges between 0 to less than 20 hours per week. I averaged 15 hours.
    - Many more details, details, and details within details to remember than your typical retail workplace with similar pay rates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I recommend increasing the pay rate to give ECCA employment more of an edge in the retail industry.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Eyecare Centers of America

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Retail Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Visionworks

    Pros

    in the right environment, it is a good opportunity to learn the optical industry.

    Cons

    ECCA's marketing is designed to lure customers into their stores and upsell to the extreme. It is a bait and switch mentality. The training concentrates on selling versus optical knowledge. Associates face intense pressure to meet company sales expectations or they will be replaced with "better" salespeople. Managers face similar if not more intense pressure to meet performance expectations, sometimes very unrealisitic expectations. Upper management does not care about their associates, only performance expectations. If they don't need it, convince them they do and sell it to them anyway.

    It is also not a family or team culture. Upper management's attitude is that anyone can easily be replaced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should reevaluate the current bait and switch marketing model. They should understand that the customers entrust us with their healthcare and we should adopt a higher degree of integrity into the selling process that exists now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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