Essilor Reviews

Updated September 6, 2014
Updated September 6, 2014
16 Reviews
3.1
16 Reviews
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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
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    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer  in  Dudley, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Development Engineer in Dudley, MA

    I have been working at Essilor full-time for more than 10 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    My experience overall was satisfied and enjoyable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inspector  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Inspector in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Essilor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A good places to work. Families and friendly company

    Cons

    No safe work.No opportunities to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should get more opportunities to the employee to grow

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Not a great working place in India

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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 for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hard work, very poor work/life balance, few prospects, little training, no perks.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager  in  Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Bristol, England (UK)

    I have been working at Essilor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The people are generally very nice and the office is cosmopolitan, so you get to meet people from all over the world. The salary isn't too bad if you are a manager, but you have to work very hard for it!

    Cons

    Very poor training facilities (had one day of formal training in 6 years), high expectations of people. Staff in lower grades are poorly paid, leadership is presciptive, you have to be French to get on as Essilor is French company, there is no money for anything, not even to paint the toilets... the last director had to fix the toilet seats!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so tight! People need to be paid a salary commensurate with what you expect from them, employ more people rather than expecting people to work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, train your staff so they can do their jobs and invest some money in IT, instead of trying to get your money's worth from old systems and hardware.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Survival of the fittest

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Team  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Management Team in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Essilor part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's has free trail lens for personal use which otherwise is expensive at retail price.

    Cons

    There is no career plan for the staff, low growth opportunity unless you come in at the management level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing the in house talents and providing opportunity. Many staff left to competitors, do not allow talents to join competitor. Also please offer competitive package.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    It has been a good experience and my profile reflects that

    Current Employee - EQUIPMENT ENGINEER (GLOBAL ENGINEERING MP-ASIA)  in  Bangkok (Thailand)
    Current Employee - EQUIPMENT ENGINEER (GLOBAL ENGINEERING MP-ASIA) in Bangkok (Thailand)

    I have been working at Essilor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company's strong market stability, shareholding options, international presence

    Cons

    Poor employee satisfaction, local benefits, workload

  8.  

    Internship

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Essilor as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    great exposure to marketing strategies and formulation of new products

    Cons

    very little responsibility, but it was an internship so didn't really expect much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sales team needs a bit more focus

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Hi Essilor, you make eye to eye contact possible for everyone in this beautiful world

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Essilor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Clear Policies, Community focus, great feeling to be with No.1 company in world

    Cons

    Can be better in serving the lower portion of the pyramid.. Can bring in few more economical products to be present in all layers of buying capacities of people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All is going great. We wil remain No.1.... We will strive for it

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    not for me

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

    I worked at Essilor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great compensation and benefits
    all expenses are covered; phone, computer, office, meals, travel, mileage, etc
    industry leader
    quality products and technology

    Cons

    confusing corporate structure
    on-board training program basically ignored by management
    really need to be LDO to succeed
    webinars every week, most announced last-minute
    very complicated pricing
    complicated technology

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Stable Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Essilor

    Pros

    It is a solid and stable company that is always growing positively
    The compensation and benefits are decent
    There is a good work/life balance

    Cons

    Being fluent in French is important for advancing

    Approves of CEO

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