Essilor of America

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Essilor of America Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
76 Reviews
3.0
76 Reviews
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Essilor of America President John Carrier
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance for the most part (in 8 reviews)

  • They also have a pretty good benefits package (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance, email eccentric culture (in 4 reviews)

  • hours a day plus weekend hours is part of business for middle and upper management (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Company...

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

    I have been working at Essilor of America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, opportunity for promotion in some areas, friendly people, global opportunities available

    Cons

    Male-dominated management, work-life balance is a personal responsibility, industry is slow to adopt change, few holidays and vacation structure is dismal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider developing leadership from within instead of bringing in top management from outside. Slow the process of rotation for marketing employees to allow them to grow in place before moving. Reconsider the vacation policy to encourage people to actually take the time off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    My review

    • 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 of America full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Money spent in technology to continue to be the best manufacturer of prescription eyewear. Leader in better vision innovation than any other company.

    Cons

    Silos most departments, lack of resources, lack of strategy and strategy implementation, young staff in key departments who don't have experience needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    French culture is difficult to expect change. Need leaders not managers in this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A Changing Environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Essilor of America (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good quality products, and strong international management.

    Cons

    Management in the Americas looks to be performing too much change at one time. Losing a lot of good knowledge and experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on training and promoting from within.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Finance and accounting

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

    I have been working at Essilor of America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has great benefits, and because it's an optical place you get free glasses, and stock options in the company. The work life balance is great

    Cons

    The challenging part is Management... It becomes very hard to come to work they you started out enjoying when management could care less about their employees. Working hard gets you no more, the concensus is if you want to be in management just DON"t work and you will have abundance of opportunities or just be a YES MAN. Oh by the way communication suck,. informatiion is kept internally so you can NOT do your job efficiently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There's a lot..too much for this forum.

  6.  

    Poor Strategic Management at Essilor

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Essilor of America (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good products and good selection

    Cons

    Bad service, customer insights, and execution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Essilor will have obsolete technology as bioengineering progresses in ten years

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good Company but politics run the company

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

    I have been working at Essilor of America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very stable company and the employees are great people

    Cons

    It's all about who you know, and what title you have. Regular employees get passed over, and the increase in pay are pennies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just becasue people are placed in Management positions don't mean they know how to manage people correctly.
    Listen to employees, and treat them better.. Stop the pecking

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    My experience was very rewarding on a professional and personal level.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Essilor of America full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great management and working environment. Flexibility to transition to different departments and improve your skill set. My colleagues helped me integrate into the group seamlessly.

    Cons

    The pace of work may be a little slow, if you are used to the heavy workload of corporate finance in big cities, such as New York or Chicago.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Decent company to work for might need to look outside for learning opportunities

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

    I have been working at Essilor of America full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Stable job, Decent Pay, Reasonable direction, Good benefits just as long as you work for one of the more important business units

    Cons

    No clarity when new positions are created.
    There is a danger of stagnation when working for the less important business units

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Essilor of America Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Finance in Centennial, CO

    I have been working at Essilor of America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefit package! This company is smart, ethical and great at doing business. I have learned amazing business skills you will never learn at school, even as an MBA.

    Cons

    If you are not at the corporate office in Dallas, it is not possible to advance to a corporate position and move up the ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the modern world and how beneficial as well as cost effective (overhead) it would be to pull in talent from across the U.S. w/out having to move seasoned talent to Dallas. If you have the right people that want to be in the corporate part of Essilor of America, driven, hard working, smart, and can work from a home office, why would this not be entertained? However, Essilor is an amazing company and it will always be a positive and fantastic place to be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Market leader with conflicting vision

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

    I have been working at Essilor of America full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very intelligent work force. The marketing folks move jobs to often to sometimes be productive.

    Cons

    Senior management lacks direction - sometimes that may be due to lack of direction from France (French Company)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A happy workforce is a productive, and loyal workforce - right now, in 2014, there aren't a lot of happy people. Nobody feels like there is any job security, and good employees are leaving, or looking for opportunities elsewhere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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