Sunglass Hut Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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Pros
  • free pair if you stay with the company for a year and great employee discount (in 10 reviews)

  • Excellent managers; flexible hours; great for part time work (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Expectations are high with few hours to accomplish goals, single coverage, pay (in 11 reviews)

  • Upper management (regional managers) tend to micromanage and be incredibly unprofessional (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Very student friendly company with little manager supervision

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Austin, TX

    I worked at Sunglass Hut part-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Often times you work by yourself without a manager
    - Flexible work schedule
    - You can earn up to 5% commission on your sales
    - Regular contests that award free sunglasses
    - Employee discounts of 30% off of sunglasses that are bumped up to 50% or 60% a few times a year
    - Free pair of prescription eyeglasses or sunglasses (up to $500 frames) every year on your anniversary with the company
    - Additional discounts at LensCrafters on prescription eyewear

    Cons

    - Sunglass Huts are targets for thieves so you always have to be on alert
    - Daily inventory has to be taken
    - Commission is not earned until the store has made its weekly sales goals

  2. Sales associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sunglass Hut part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun environment, laid back, great training, discount perks

    Cons

    Pay isn't great, but it is a PT retail job, low raises

    Advice to Management

    None

  3. So far, so good.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sunglass Hut

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    You will always have fun!

    Cons

    Days off dont really happen

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  5. great company

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at Sunglass Hut full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people great environment.

    Cons

    Low pay rate for management

  6. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Sunglass Hut part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Loved the support I received from upper management

    Cons

    I don't have any cons

  7. Good experience overall. Commission based sales working with cool products.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Sunglass Hut part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good discounts on sunglasses and good training resources for product knowledge.

    Cons

    Hours based on sales performance. Loss prevention can be stressful since high end product is on open display.

  8. Enjoyable experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Sunglass Hut part-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are great, the management is great. The hours are flexible and they're always willing to work with my schedule.

    Cons

    Some tasks are tedious, having to do inventory can be boring, and having to work aLome sometimes is not very fun.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in touch with the lower level employees. Continue to be patient and willing to lead by example.

  9. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sunglass Hut

    Pros

    good hours, never got out too late, easy, not stressful, and a great place to work if you are in school

    Cons

    if you're looking for a lot of hours this won't be the place for you unless you are a manager or assistant manager.

  10. Love what I do, and who I do it for. Not sure if they love me??

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Sunglass Hut full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Sunglass Hut customers are amazing, and the company's selling method encourages you to get to know each and every one of them on a very personal level.

    Cons

    This is a very reactive company. Expect to have difficulty receiving adequate stock levels into the store, and know that you will never have the necessary payroll to complete any task accurately. Leadership is extremely difficult to contact and often times it takes 10 calls/emails to find an answer/solution to a simple problem.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your people, give them an appropriate payroll grid to allow for sales/tasks/development to occur, and make people a priority.

  11. Easy Job. Poor upper management.

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at Sunglass Hut

    Pros

    Free pair of sunglasses on yearly anniversary. Good discounts. Chance to win free pairs of sunglasses quarterly. Easy job.

    Cons

    Very boring. Almost always working alone. Extremely political. Terrible upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to support employees. Encourage associates instead of demeaning them. Stop picking favorites based on personality instead of merit.

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