FGX International Reviews

Updated June 15, 2015
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  1. Retail District Mgr.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail District Manager in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Retail District Manager in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at FGX International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company quality product, outstanding benefits plus 401K and stock options and medical & dental coverage. Company has an outstanding training program for management & employees full and part time.

    Cons

    Micro Management utilized by a few upper management thus not allowing for input or recommendations.


  2. Field Service Rep

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative in Hayti, MO
    Current Employee - Field Service Representative in Hayti, MO

    I have been working at FGX International (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    FGX International has a flexible work schedule.

    Cons

    I have been pleased with my location.

    Advice to Management

    I think more full time employees


  3. Merchandiser

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Fort Worth, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Merchandiser in Fort Worth, TX

    I worked at FGX International (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Work independently. Friendly co-workers. Friendly supervisor.

    Cons

    Time management by supervisors needs to be reconsidered. More work than can be executed in time expected.

    Advice to Management

    Reconsider time allotments for various resets.


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  5. Merchandiser

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

    I have been working at FGX International part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, I can work around other jobs. I have a set territory, I don't have to "fight" for work.

    Cons

    No definite set hours per week. Seems like it is "feast or famine". Drivetime is paid at minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Drivetime needs raised to current wages instead of minimum wage, or mileage needs to be covered. That portion of the pay does not even cover my gas.


  6. Account Executive

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

    I have been working at FGX International full-time

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

    Pros

    Many of the people are great. The hours are flexible and there's exposure to some of the biggest sunglass brands - Dockers, Nine West, Panama Jack, and private brands such as Ann Taylor, as well as readers, hair, and hats items.

    Cons

    There needs to be better, standardized processes.


  7. pretty good but unstable

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

    I worked at FGX International full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice flexible schedule, working alone is a big part of it. Ability to promote fast.

    Cons

    Negative leadership and not always reliable or around when you have questions. Pay could be better and expectations clearly stated.

    Advice to Management

    Listen listen listen! Allow field reps to have input and part of the goal process. Add more incentive to reach goals.


  8. Great Company

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

    I have been working at FGX International

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

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule that you create. No weekends.

    Cons

    Pay is ok could be more for the amount of work but overall not bad.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Decent company to work for, but could be better

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smithfield, RI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Smithfield, RI

    I have been working at FGX International full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, decent compensation.
    Room for advancement.
    Generally good people to both work for and work with
    Great mid-level management- some really knowledgeable people that you can learn a lot from

    Cons

    Stay away if you can't tolerate profanity.
    Accountability is not held in high regard
    Company currently in transition at the top- no clear cut vision for future

    Advice to Management

    Hold employees accountable with consistency.
    Offer more training and support


  10. Helpful (1)

    Poor Leadership, Very Disorganized and Upper Management Misses The Forest For The Trees!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Part Time Merchandiser in Denver, CO

    I have been working at FGX International

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Somewhat Flexible Schedule, Independence (working on your own)

    Cons

    Terrible Pay (pay actually got lowered with pay change last December), no help from leadership (only worked here for 5 months and I seemingly can figure out things better than my mgr whose been here for 10+ yrs.).

    Advice to Management

    Management-Stop expecting us to be at your beck and call when this job on average pays out at less than 5 hours a week most weeks!

    Bring back the old pay system. The new system pays less, even with mileage. It's terrible and you're going to lose good people if you don't.

    Start being leaders instead of blaming everyone else or saying that you don't know! Management is supposed to FIND the answers if they don't have them, not just say "I'm not sure!"

    Stop treating us with contempt of we don't know everything since we weren't trained much to begin with.

    Please above all else, improve your training program!


  11. Good company with growing pains

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

    I have been working at FGX International

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Rich history and work ethic good people and growing Much opportunity at the corporate location in Smithfield RI

    Cons

    Antiquated systems and processes for a company its size. Trying to do 2015 business with a 1965 infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    Mgmt is really trying to improve both culture and processes. Will take time and cash



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