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National Vision Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
66 Reviews
2.5
66 Reviews
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National Vision President and CEO L. Reade Fahs
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good benefits, free and discounted eyewear for associates friends and family (in 5 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 8 reviews)

  • The pay is not the best, and while I work 32-40 hours per week I am not full time (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    NVI is a fair company to work for

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

    I have been working at National Vision

    Pros

    provides a good work environment, time off is available, if you can get it,

    Cons

    training is provided but no follow up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    only advice is better hiring of managers and retail staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good people, BAD pay!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at National Vision part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The store I work at has wonderful people and a very understanding manager.

    Cons

    The corporate office (in Georgia) is a joke. You can bring in hundreds of thousands of dollars for this company and only get a .30 raise for the year. My lowest raise for .19; highest .34.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Overall a good company

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

    I have been working at National Vision full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - good work/life balance
    - company contributes to charities
    - the company is continuously growing

    Cons

    Some of the people in corporate are not much of a support to the field.... especially the HR dept.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    My time there was ok.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Vision

    Pros

    The doctors and the staff I worked with were for the most part great people. Smaller practice but stayed pretty busy.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours ran longer than supposed to and there were no medical benefits offered. Really hard working every Saturday and they work most holidays except thanksgiving day christmas day and new years day!

  6.  

    Optician

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Optician in Rapid City, SD
    Former Employee - Optician in Rapid City, SD

    I worked at National Vision part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The job was great I was never bored. There is so much diversity and I loved helping people out.

    Cons

    The company overall is pretty good the only issues i had were they didn't listen to the workers when they had issues with their management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the workers if they say something is wrong there proabaly is

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Bad Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at National Vision

    Pros

    The interview process was easy

    Cons

    bad management
    long hours
    no room to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should care more about employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Lab Tech in Lawrenceville, GA

    I worked at National Vision

    Pros

    Good benifits work overtime you dont want

    Cons

    Long hours very little pay. Detailed worked. To many head people and no workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train more people. More people different areas .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Below average experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Tucson, AZ

    I have been working at National Vision

    Pros

    Store closed on Sunday. Training and development. Senior leaders are focused, have a clear vision and communicate priorities and progress weekly. Retail support team. Easy to communicate with labs. Growing company. Payroll budgets are consistent from week to week.

    Cons

    Minimal work-life balance. As a store manager, expect to work a minimum of 55 hours a week, and more during the first quarter. Pay raises are very low, even with a high overall score. High turn-over. Inefficient store point of sale systems. Very task, report and audit driven company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in technology. Continue weekly updates to field teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    glass ceiling

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Vision

    Pros

    the hours are not too bad

    Cons

    4 years I've got maybe a 50 cent raise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    overlooked when short staffed do other people's job. instead of promoting they choose to hire outside help with no experience.

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    Worked with company for couple of years

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management
    Former Employee - Management

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, free and discounted eyewear for associates friends and family. Love working with our stores crew they are great.

    Cons

    Raises if one is given are a huge joke people working at fast food get same or better raises just for showing up lol. You can be responsible for weather your store is a million dollar store or not by selling over a quarter million dollars and receive a raise less than .50 cents. Upper management above store level just looks at store numbers and cares not how economy is effecting buisiness or the multiple competitors that show up two and three at a time each year. There is little or no chance of advancement without giving your life to the company because at $0.50 raise it will take u 20 years to get close to what your worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on retention make note of changes in community that might be causing low sales not the managers fault! We do everything but bring customers in at gunpoint. Try to look outside of home office. Hold labs accountable for mistakes we see ten to fifteen lab errors a week unacceptable.

    Approves of CEO

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