Essilor Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Essilor Président-Directeur Général Hubert Sagnières
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  1. Great company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Dudley, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Dudley, MA

    I have been working at Essilor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    An employee orientated organization, driven towards growth and profitability, personal and company wide. Bonuses and compensation are consistent, not the highest in the industry, but always come through. Constantly expanding. Lots of opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    Open office environments and lots of other trendy biz terms that can drive an employee crazy. Too much emphasis on documentation controls, very bureaucratic..

    Advice to Management

    Let engineers work, not do paperwork management. Bring back cubicles, abandon the open offices.

  2. Communication at Essilor is not very good.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Department in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Finance Department in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Essilor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Offers Stock Option, get one pair of free lens a year

    Cons

    Communication at Essilor overall sucks

    Advice to Management

    Communicate and appreciate you employees

  3. Leadership Crisis

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Essilor full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Work life balance. Cafeteria on site. Two nice corporate buildings and environment.

    Cons

    Unhealthy culture of "cover up" and blame to protect fiefdoms. Low salary. Business leaders refuse to take responsibility and "dump" on the shared service organizations and becomes an us against them environment. Decisions are made by the inability to make decisions - significant non-action and acceptance of extremely poor (and skewed) information from it's group leaders. Leaders who communicated non-fact information is embraced and empowered. Leaders who are frank with real information to support quality decisions are not welcomed. If you haven't worked for EOA for 10+ years, you aren't valued, regardless of the depth of experience.

    Advice to Management

    Management is the problem.

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  5. My experience overall was satisfied and enjoyable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inspector in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Inspector in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Essilor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A good places to work. Families and friendly company

    Cons

    No safe work.No opportunities to grow

    Advice to Management

    Should get more opportunities to the employee to grow

  6. Final internship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Intern in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Essilor full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting job, sympathetic people, nice geographic position, special offers like tickets resto and 50% transport costs reimbursement, prospects for future

    Cons

    Not so high salary, no days off for interns, no cafeteria in the office

  7. Great diversity of functions for one to take but no career development.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Essilor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Can move from department to department to explore different functions and responsibilities.

    Cons

    No HR, no career management. If you want to move horizontally or vertically in the company, it will be on your own, no support from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Management is about taking care of the professional development of its people.

  8. Great company but on very small and difficult market

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Essilor full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Number one in corrective lenses, great company culture and very good products. Good team !

    Cons

    Optical market is relatively small in Bulgaria. Extremely competitive. Essilor has a difficult financial situation here.
    Decision taken outside Bulgaria.

    Advice to Management

    Take more in consideration the experience and the opinion of local GM about the market.

  9. Simply amazing

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

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

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

    Pros

    Leaning, exposure , insights, rich values

    Cons

    A not so good local middle management team

    Advice to Management

    Could have better compensation

  10. Working towards a worthwhile mission!

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

    I have been working at Essilor full-time

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

    Pros

    Really friendly environment, opportunities for cross functional and cross country experiences, values entrepreneurial people who really take the initiative to make a difference and most importantly a real commitment to live the company's mission to improve lives through the corporate mission division. That's something to be proud of.

    Cons

    Doesn't yet have a really international culture and still feels like the French fulture is a bit too strong, Can get political but not to exceptional levels

    Advice to Management

    Get leaner and engage with partners more

  11. Not a great working place in India

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

    I worked at Essilor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My reviews are only for Essilor India :
    You get to learn a lot
    You can grow t even if you start from a low level.
    Good opportunities for new comers.

    Cons

    A lot of office politics
    Exploitation of new comers
    A few people in higher management play favorites
    Very low salaries even for people with more than 10 years experience.
    Again a lot of office politics and favoritism based on language
    Harassment of some employees especially women mostly by other women in the organization
    Your HR team is well below average.

    Advice to Management

    Clear cut appraisals based only upon performance
    Do not entrust too much power in any one individual .
    Get more fresh people in to company .
    Please do not encourage people who do politics in office .
    Have a system to report wrong doings .
    Try to retain people who do well.

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