Visionworks Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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Pros
  • 2 free pair of glasses every year (in 9 reviews)

  • Flexible hours, worked around school and life schedules (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Nothing was good enough upper management who still found some way to treat you like dirt (in 14 reviews)

  • The place where I work now EVERYBODY can bonus including part time employees (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Retail Superior

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Supervisor
    Current Employee - Retail Supervisor

    I have been working at Visionworks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Training in the career development program to become a Gm. Learned a lot more that I thought I would.

    Cons

    there are stores open for a Gm.

    Advice to Management

    To premot with in the company, with already trained staff.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Licensed Optician

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Visionworks full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great staff. Beautiful updated stores.

    Cons

    Management micro manages. Not flexible. Unreachable sales goals.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your associates. Enforce your rules and regulations, if they didn't purchase a warranty and the glasses are 2 years old don't force GM'S to replace glasses at no charge just because a customer complains.


  3. Learn things you didn't know

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Visionworks full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    They offer a really good training program to provide the knowledge to become a specialist
    good pay for students
    advancement opportunities
    awesome coworkers

    Cons

    commision rate could be a little higher
    need to be more flexible with schedule


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Job is good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - O D Technician in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - O D Technician in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Visionworks part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, great doctors, works with your own personal schedule. It's great if you are in school

    Cons

    Not often will you make commission but you still have to preauthorize insurance and give pricing so another member can make sale. You are expected to do a million things.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more educated at least some college. They need to be professional and not make things personal. We don't All want to be friends we are just coworkers.


  6. Helpful (2)

    In charge of opening/closing store

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Third Key in Hanover, MD
    Current Employee - Third Key in Hanover, MD

    I have been working at Visionworks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The money is better than most other retail stores in the area. There is hourly pay and commission based on percentages of sales

    Cons

    Can be very stressful, there is a lot of problem solving and fixing others mistakes. Hours can be scarce and lead to chaos in the store.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to fake it until you make it!


  7. Helpful (2)

    K

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Visionworks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company is okay to work for wish they paid employees more.

    Cons

    Low pay and upper management has no otical experience and font encourage enough.

    Advice to Management

    Pay Gms more for the amount of work they do and how much stress they take.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Retail Supervisior

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Visionworks full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great benefits for full-time employees. There's a lot to learn and you get to go at your own pace while learning. You get to work with a great team of people.

    Cons

    Like all retail sales there's a lot of overtime during the holidays and a lot of pressure. The GMs tend to do whatever they feel like doing and are rarely in there store. Some days management is strict other days not so much.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it consistent and don't care more about numbers than you do your employees.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Neutral

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Visionworks

    Pros

    Good benefits. Not much else.

    Cons

    Long hours. Poor staffing. Chaotic


  10. Helpful (1)

    Eyewear

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Eyewear Specialist
    Former Employee - Eyewear Specialist

    I worked at Visionworks part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None.. there are no pros for this company. . Go to LensCrafters. Or a private office. Save yourself the stress

    Cons

    This company treat the employees like garage. . Low pay and very hard work.. the goal are ridiculous. They put you on a pip. To help improve you. But it's really a write, the territory directors are a joke.. the come to the stores to tell the General Managers how bad they are doing.. never hope good they do.. my General Manager is always under stress.. i truly don't want the job

    Advice to Management

    When you show that you care about the people that work for you. They will give all they have to get the job done. But when you always threaten they job.. you get nothing.. Visionworks is a growing company. But you will always have high turnover. .


  11. Helpful (3)

    Dead end company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - General Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Visionworks full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Was not as stressful as working at LensCrafters good benefits and decent frame selection

    Cons

    No big brand names,senior management wants to sell to the numbers only,little opportunity for growth,if there is a problem HR and senior managers sweeps it under the rug instead of dealing with and issue and address the solutions.disctrict manager constantly nags and puts people down,high turn over!

    Advice to Management

    Hold on and appreciate good employees,rewards them better for hard work,allow to balance better work and life,stop writing people up for low sales or performance,stop creating hostile environment and care about associates to avoid night turn over..limit power of district managers and keep them accountable for mishandling situations and address issues as they arise and come up with positive solutions!upper management should get feedback from associate and improve their lives versus threaten the job if the don't sell this or that!stop making people bad



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