Safilo Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
13 Reviews
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13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Nice place to work.

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Parsippany, NJ

    I have been working at Safilo

    Pros

    Flexible, competitive pay, nice benefits, friendly atmosphere, not too stressful, accommodating.

    Cons

    As a graphic designer, you will learn very little. No upward mobility, the job is boring, mostly production work. Not creative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I liked the management, and other employees. The people there seem very nice at all levels.

    Recommends
  2.  

    For Sales Reps-Brands determine income

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative
    Former Employee - Sales Representative

    I worked at Safilo as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Very little BS. Very autonomous workplace.

    Cons

    If company drops/loses lines, your income suffers; You are in direct competition with your workmates; other companies in industry provide better compensation plans

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Italian corporate owner needs to assess what it gives the US partner--Sales managers are poorly paid and must work a territory to make any money. This means the rep in that territory loses out on the accounts the manager keeps for himself. If you are a rep with unpopular name brands, your compensation is below minimum wage after paying your own expenses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Eyewear company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Safilo for more than 3 years

    Pros

    international company with high potential

    Cons

    a strong italian mentality is still in the company

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  5.  

    Getting harder to make a living in this Industry

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    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Representative

    I have been working at Safilo as a contractor for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Freedom As an Independent Contractor, you have the freedom to make your own schedule. As long as you are out there working and making your numbers, they are not on your back-in my experience. It is a strong optical company with a great reputation in the industry and excellent products.

    Cons

    You are an Independent Contractor. There are absolutely no benefits. You pay your own taxes/retirement. And the big one, is the car and gas expenses. There is a lot of driving in most territories.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have always liked the management team that I have been involved with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    High School Games

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ

    I worked at Safilo

    Pros

    Benefits, Reasonable Hours, Good Reputation

    Cons

    Poor Communication, Favortism, Low Pay, Unprofessional HR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make all departments adhere to the same rules.

  7.  

    It is positive experience, where you can feel special condion of the fashion industry.

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    Current Employee - Technical Departments  in  Santa Maria di Sala (Italy)
    Current Employee - Technical Departments in Santa Maria di Sala (Italy)

    I have been working at Safilo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is not boring. It always happen something. YOu have possibility to be inovative. Wide of possibilities.

    Cons

    Adrenalin, when you are developting new product or process. You can improve yours leadership. Working with world famues managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People that don't bring results at house have to be fired. We have to many people that are hiding and not working properly and people that are looking troubles and not solutions. We have to be concentrate on solutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Short and not so sweet

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Safilo full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn the Eyewear business from A-Z and on a global scale. Good packages.

    Cons

    At that time the culture was extremely "Northern Italian" and male-dominated. Short-term focus on results due to pressure on the numbers / share price. Believe this may be changing under new CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the front line more - sometimes they may be right! Be more inclusive and promote more female executives to balance the "macho culture"

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Sales Rep for Safilo for 5 years

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Samara, Samarskaya Oblast' (Russia)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Samara, Samarskaya Oblast' (Russia)

    I worked at Safilo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great brands, good logistics, great market opportunities

    Cons

    Not enough trade marketing support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    n stock

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    Current Employee - Stock Controller  in  Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Current Employee - Stock Controller in Johannesburg (South Africa)

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

    Pros

    Very good environment to work in, great people, and good working hours.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    International mentality and orientation career wise , mostly meritocratic (but still an Italian company so exceptions..)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Padova (Italy)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Padova (Italy)

    I have been working at Safilo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ok benefits/ specialized in luxury segment/ international orientation and career prospects/ differentiated sales channels and segments/ overall business culture pleasant and family-like

    Cons

    Long hours/ low pay/ too many management layers/ already at middle management way too much time eaten up by endless meetings and too little contact with clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Product coordination needs to understand reality of market more (too much design-focused) and so dialogue with commercial side / sales force is necessary (seems not to exist at the moment)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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