U.S. Vision
2.7 of 5 37 reviews
www.usvision.com Glendora, NJ 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 29, 2014

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Bill Schwartz Jr.

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38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great Place to Work!

    Apprentice Optician (Current Employee)

    ProsI am grateful for the opportunity to work at a US Vision store. I hope to be a licensed optician soon, and I am learning some excellent skills to help me achieve that goal, I also have excellent benefits: health insurance and paid time off. How many companies out there let you have benefits, only working 25 hours a week? US Vision does.

    ConsThe company has restructured and I have a new district manager (DM) for my region. I have heard that this is not the first time the restructuring has taken place, and that it happens every year. I really like my former DM, but I am getting to know the new DM. I think employees like some stability, but I guess change is often inevitable.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    District Manager (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsCo workers advancement opportunities

    ConsTraveling too much overnight was difficult

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun and happy for all

    Optical Manager (Current Employee)
    Missoula, MT

    ProsLove working with people and helping people see the world

    ConsNeed more to do. Would like to help a lot more people

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This is a great place to work!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe District Manager is super!

    Conswith the economy the hours have been reduced

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company overall

    Optech (Current Employee)

    Pros*Stable company, been in business for a long time
    *Open door policy so you can take issues to anyone in the company
    *Decent management team who seem to care
    *Better sales promotions than competition
    *No bait and switch ads

    Cons*Retail sales isn't much fun
    *Hours can be inconsistent
    *Commission system is confusing and difficult to understand
    *District Managers can be tough to get in touch with
    *Sometimes the lab loses your frames

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    US Vision a great place to work!

    Licensed Dispensing Optican (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsU.S. Vision is a growing company with excellent benefits for their employees. I'd highly recommend it to anyone interested in the Optical field. Retail locations have flexibile full or part time hours.

    ConsThere are not many downsides. With every business there are highs and lows. It's what you make of it that matters.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication and training are most important. If you have happy, well trained staff who are compensated for their expertise, you have happy customers. Invest in your people. Happy employees make for happy returning customers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company

    Optician (Former Employee)
    Carbondale, IL

    ProsI enjoyed working here left due to having a baby*. Training is pretty easy and if you have any questions when your manager is not available other stores are willing to help.

    Cons*I didn't actually leave due to having a baby I was let go since I didn't qualify for FMLA. I was told to look into it to see if I did qualify and also told that I would be put on reserve. Since I did look into FMLA they said that to qualify for it I would have to be there for a year which I was and then have worked 1250 hrs. My hrs were short. Since I looked into FMLA they said I now didn't qualify for being put on reserve.

    Other than that I have no complaints about the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was ok

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly atmosphere. Lots of perks within the building itself. Daycare was on site.

    ConsWasn't many bad things to say

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    Good place to pursue a career

    Lab (Current Employee)
    Glendora, NJ

    ProsFamily-friendly atmosphere
    Most flexible schedule I've ever seen
    Ample opportunity for advancement
    Clean, well-lit factory

    ConsPay is below average
    Lab employees treated differently than executive office employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest more to promote from within instead of looking for outside help

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It could be so much more.

    Optician (Current Employee)

    ProsU.S. Vision, in my opinion is better than most. The pay is competitive and reasonable.
    We have a great selection of frames.
    Sales goals are reasonable.
    Advertising is on time and wide spread.

    ConsHired at 20 hours and now working 13. Sure, business is slow, but I could use the hours not working to clean, arrange frame boards, hand out flyers, lure in customers and keep existing customers happy by spending more quality time with their concerns.The few hours I work, I work alone so I don't have time to explain a lot of things about upkeep of their eyewear, etc. Sometimes I lose customers because they get impatient that I can't get to them as soon as they would like.It may seem that I am chatting but in reality I am listening for cues so I can raise my sales quota.Example: If a few extra words willl sell a $200.00 frame instead of a $119.00 one I am all over it!

    Advice to Senior ManagementI feel that as long as an employee is making the grade as far as sales there is no reason to cut her hours. If I was hired at 20-25 why not give me free reign to work at my full abilities? I feel as if the company has let me down as far as financial security. I may need to find another part-time job in order to pay my bills and I feel that is not fair, I really love sales! And working with people!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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