Pearle Vision
2.8 of 5 14 reviews
www.pearlevision.com Mason, OH 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jan 16, 2014

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Kerry Bradley

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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good job to work

Sales Associate (Former Employee)

I worked at Pearle Vision part-time for more than a year

Proshas the hours available, very flexible for those who are currently in school

Consdepending on the sales, the hours may not be available for the upcoming weeks

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Overworked and under-appreciated

A B O C Optician (Former Employee)
Newington, NH

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

ProsAt the time I worked there, great pay and commission, until Luxottica got their mits on the company and did away with a lot of the perks... Health insurance and pension were great...

ConsNot many Pearle Visions exist now due to Luxottica shutting them down... Hours got cut and so did the commission structure down to 0.5% a week from 3%. Upper management is very uncaring and expect their managers and staff to pressure customers into buying over-priced glasses that aren't even worth as much as they make them out to be... $305 for a polycarbonate basic progressive??? HIGHWAY ROBBERY!

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your associates, you might learn more from them... Don't pressure your associates! And don't talk down to them if you want good results! Will never work for Luxottica EVER AGAIN!!! AWFUL CORPORATION and they own way too much!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to Work

Lead Optometric Technician (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsOpportunity for Growth. Great work atmosphere. Worked with very skilled and knowledgeable people.

ConsCorporate constantly implementing changes, otherwise solid place to work for those serious about Optometry, Opticianry.

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Unbelievably unorganized

Lab Manager (Former Employee)
Chicago, IL

I worked at Pearle Vision full-time for more than 10 years

ProsNice career in a demanding market.

ConsNo future in this business for an eyeglass manufacturer. Unless you own the business you`ll always be working for the business.

Advice to Senior ManagementWith the introduction of Luxottica to the company the true spirit of Pearle Vision has been stained and dropped in value and respect from customers and employees.
Luxottica brought horrible management skills with their mentality. Hiring inexperienced people to manage experienced people makes no sense and it`s offensive.
Low unmatched pay for experienced personnel in high demanding industry is offensive and disrespectful to the employees that have been in the business for most of their career length.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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No Upward Mobility

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Grand Rapids, MI

I worked at Pearle Vision part-time for more than 5 years

ProsFree glasses every year. Managers works around your schedule

ConsMinimum wage with the promise of commission however, if commission is not met depending on sale you will make the base pay. There were pay cuts in the year 2008 when employees did not meet their reviews.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen hiring for managerial position please consider employees already with the company.
Please consider raising the pay raise with the elimination of commission

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Working at Pearle Vision offered tremendous personal growth and a loving, supportive team.

Sales Associate (Former Employee)
Olympia, WA

I worked at Pearle Vision

ProsSelling a necessary and high quality product
Co-workers supportive and caring
Corporate Volunteers Opportunities that can include travel
Pays better than standard retail

ConsA lot of product competition with other glasses retailers
Not a lot of communication about moving up in the company
Managment receives preferential treatment

Advice to Senior ManagementAs an employee, I was not personally interested in moving up the corporate ladder. However, many of my co-workers were and the communication of management opportunities were not communicated until they had passed. Being up front with the employees about their options to better their standard of living would be a valuable management style and could encourage more trust between sales associates and upper management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Stressful

Store Manager (Current Employee)
West Easton, PA

I have been working at Pearle Vision

ProsOpportunity for growth in knowledge

ConsPearle does not stand behind their policies

Advice to Senior ManagementLeadership is minimal

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Pearle Vision provides on-going developement only if you have the self initiative to attain it.

Store Manager (Current Employee)
Pittsburgh, PA

I have been working at Pearle Vision

ProsOn-going developement, self-directed training, support from peers, the freedom to look outside your four walls to promote business

ConsI have found that field management is always changing and that can create unsteadiness within stores

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fargo, ND

I have been working at Pearle Vision

ProsI enjoy working with my helpful coworkers. Management and coworkers demonstrate respect toward each other.
We are a busy office, so there is no time to be bored.

ConsWe each have the to work every third Saturday. We are currently changing computer systems and have quite of bit of additional training to complete.

Advice to Senior ManagementOur regional Sales Advisor is located over 4 hours away, and is not available in our office for training and new program rollouts as often as we would like.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Need an in between job and don't care about treatment... then apply here.

Optometrist (Current Employee)
Selinsgrove, PA

I have been working at Pearle Vision

ProsSteady salary, no responsibility after hours.

ConsPoor management, poor hours, poor respect from staff, poor respect for the profession.

Advice to Senior ManagementQuit and find a better job to such the life out of.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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