National Vision

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National Vision Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
55 Reviews
2.5
55 Reviews
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National Vision President and CEO L. Reade Fahs
L. Reade Fahs
34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company has good benefits, is thriving, and has some great people working for it (in 4 reviews)

  • Flexibility in when I wanted to take vacation time and was able to take weekends off (Saturdays) (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • They deserve it but get overlooked or ignored by upper management (in 5 reviews)

  • No benefits are allowed to any part time employees (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company

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

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

    Pros

    I worked at America's Best and the environment and culture was great. Everyone if friendly and striving to meet the same goals. It was a good place to work.

    Cons

    The pay isn't great and raises are given in increments of ten cents.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize training better and pay better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Upper management all about keeping their jobs.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Current Employee - Store Manager  in  Lawrenceville, GA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Lawrenceville, GA

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

    Pros

    Co workers who really care about the customer and try to do their best for them and at the same time make money for the company.

    Cons

    Working with the public is hard enough but upper management constantly berates and gives you evaluations on what you are not doing right. CEO is out of touch with management practices of COO and VP's. Its like good cop bad cop between these two. You can not rush patients through and give them quality exams at the same time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide what you want the company to be and be consistent. Be positive from a sales standpoint sometimes and realize that your employees are trying to do their best. Large increases are not possible every year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    "Take it or Leave it Mentality"

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Vision

    Pros

    I love the people I work with. Also we have great clientele. The customers are like Family.

    Cons

    Upper Management doesn't care about the associates on The Floor Level. Doesn't matter how Good you are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If a mistake in commission is made by Management, the employees (at the front) shouldn't have to suffer by having pay deducted. We are the Face of The Brand.. We create the relationships. Moral took a Big Hit company wide today as a result of this pay deduction.

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  5.  

    Willing to help improve you and make a better future

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager  in  Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Lakeland, FL

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, great upper management

    Cons

    Retail Hours are tough some times as hours are monday through saturday 9am to 7pm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Have to make budget!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Optician/Sales  in  Albuquerque, NM
    Current Employee - Optician/Sales in Albuquerque, NM

    I have been working at National Vision part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    %50 discounts and that's pretty much it.

    Cons

    This place would not hire people for full time but expected you to work close to 40 hours a week. We weren't allowed to talk about our pay rate. They have a high turn around cause the hired non licensed/certified opticians. They rarely verified glasses to make sure they were made correctly and the DM mostly made us focus on sales and the daily goal than the quality of our products and service.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who are passionate and that actually when to college to be apart of the ophthalmic field.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Developmental

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - District Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at National Vision full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent leadership, CEO was diligent in keeping employees aligned.

    Cons

    un-predictable future with state of leases

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very interesting!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Vision

    Pros

    The experience along the way and the many friends you shared the memory with.

    Cons

    Poor management!! They make you feel unappreciated and never good enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job at management support

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very poorly run

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Optician/Sales  in  Lynchburg, VA
    Former Employee - Optician/Sales in Lynchburg, VA

    I worked at National Vision full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The only good thing was getting a free pair of glasses once a year.

    Cons

    Poor management, unfair labor practices, no appreciation of anyone or what they do BUT if you dont sell certain products so managers can get their bonuses every month you will be told about it. Raises yearly raises range from .05 cents to .50 cents if you are lucky. On top of the $9.00 an hour. Don't walk in there for a job.... RUN AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to appreciate and reward the people whi pay your fat paychecks. .. the lowly sales associates who put up with the abuse and htefulness of the managers. .. not the customers ... the managers!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    When They Want You Gone You're Gone

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

    I worked at National Vision full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of time off, people were nice to work with, Gained experience in the optical field, gained insurance billing skills as well.

    Cons

    Busted my butt and was always willing to come in early and stay late because we were short handed but I never got recognition for it. Stepped up and trained the entire staff on the new computer system and stepped into a semi-management roll when the business called for it but never got compensated for that as well. I made one small mistake and they quoted something from a book and I was gone that day. Too bad they lost their best person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at the real problems within an office before making rash judgements

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Rewarding experience but too many hours.

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

    I have been working at National Vision full-time

    Pros

    Good training, company values sometimes conflicted but benefits are good.

    Cons

    Too micro managed and no adjustment in goals when in challenging circumstances.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adjust goals when circumstances are unusual like when the doctor is out on vacation or leave.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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