National Vision Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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National Vision President and CEO L. Reade Fahs
L. Reade Fahs
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Pros
  • They have good benefits and rewards for their employees (in 5 reviews)

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

Cons
  • High turnover rate for upper management (district managers) (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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  1. General Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Elgin, IL

    I have been working at National Vision full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits. Training is good but often either too much too soon or to little too late. A more realistic approach based on store volume and position being trained for would help.

    Cons

    High stress level and no family work balance.

    Advice to Management

    Providing affordable eyecare for all is being superceded by the continued practice of demanding in store selling standards that are double or triple the 2 pair base
    price of our business model. I chose to accept a position with NVI, not Luxottica. I hope that you do not lose sight of what the NVI mission statement promises.


  2. My experience

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Lawrenceville, GA

    I worked at National Vision full-time

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

    Pros

    The experience on learning about eyewear.

    Cons

    Not enough time to spend with children worked a lot of hours.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep it professional


  3. lots on micromanagment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at National Vision full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    corporate training. If field supervisors had the same passion that corporate has this would be a great place to work.

    Cons

    total micro management. no freedom. no appreciation. never a Saturday off.


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  5. optical tech.

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    Current Employee - Georgia
    Current Employee - Georgia

    I have been working at National Vision

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

    Pros

    Learned about the optical field

    Cons

    Low compensation..No work life balance....little room for advancement since location had only a few positions

    Advice to Management

    Value the little guy.


  6. Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Vision full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    More than normal paid time off. Including holidays vacation and sick time.

    Cons

    Upper managers care only for their numbers and not about the people who work for them. At one time this was a good company to work for but no more. They have become a place to avoid as they have become impersonal and not to be questioned. The regional and district managers have been replaced and bought in to the Culture of Blame that was so popular at Lenscrafters.

    Advice to Management

    If the CEO really believed what he says he would be more involved and know what is happening in his own company. I do not believe what he says is really how he feels.


  7. Adminstrative Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntingdon Valley, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Huntingdon Valley, PA

    I worked at National Vision (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A great company to work for as an in-office employee.

    Cons

    Cannot list anything negative about working for National Vision.


  8. Look elsewhere

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at National Vision full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The only thing good about this company is the amount of paid time off you get.

    Cons

    I would not recommend this company to anyone. The pay is low,stress is high, and the upper management is awful. They give you unrealistic sales goals as well. They do not value their employees and do nothing to try and retain them.Oh and they play favorites too.


  9. Corporate cliques

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Will give you all the tools to be successful. Resources are limitless. Reade Fahs is a genius/visionary

    Cons

    Thou have to be in the right all boy clique. Growing too fast & becoming impersonal.

    Advice to Management

    While being as big as Luxottica is a good thing, they lost track of the people who've helped make the company's global reputation what it is...


  10. Optician

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    Current Employee - Optician in Fort Steele, WY
    Current Employee - Optician in Fort Steele, WY

    I have been working at National Vision part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great field to work in. The manager at my location is very flexible

    Cons

    No room for growth within the company


  11. Data Entry

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Clerk in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Data Clerk in Lawrenceville, GA

    I worked at National Vision

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

    Pros

    The starting rate was great.

    Cons

    Short-time contract is no good. Do more direct hire.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be engaged with your employees and offer free StarBucks Coffee for your employees.



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