National Vision

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National Vision Reviews

Updated January 13, 2015
Updated January 13, 2015
61 Reviews
2.3
61 Reviews
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National Vision President and CEO L. Reade Fahs
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37 Ratings

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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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.

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worked with company for couple of years

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a gold star employer.

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    working at the manufacturing facility: lax dress code, on-site gym, friendly coworkers. Building and equipment are very modern, and the jobs are all extremely automated, so you really only have to "work" in a very small number of jobs... most of the time you are just making sure machines run smoothly and areas are clean.

    Cons

    Working at the manufacturing facility: low pay, management treats employees like they are children, lack of communication between management and departments, poor managing staff= more work for regular employees. Time clock policies are EXTREMELY firm... so don't be 1 second late on the time clock or risk a write-up and/or termination.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like adults, not kindergartners. Get involved with employees rather than being aloof and condescending.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    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 (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
  9. 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 (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
  10. 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.

  11.  

    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 (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

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