Visionworks Reviews

Updated August 29, 2015
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  • 2 free pair of glasses every year (in 9 reviews)

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

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  • 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. it's a good job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    the job is easy and pay is decent. has a lot of opportunity to grow and its a really really good start in the filed

    Cons

    can get annoying sometimes with customers and you mostly going to clean bathrooms aslo you might have to do busy work so the managers can feel like they are working you

    Advice to Management

    stop with busy work


  2. General Manager

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - General Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Visionworks (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent Territory Director, felt value, good products, excellent training, solid Core Values, many locations, and promotion opportunities

    Cons

    Pay isn't very competitive to their market. No weekends off. Work evenings, interfere on family/work balance.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure your busiest location has the most personnel support after internal promotions. Raise pay to compete with Luxottica. Update lab equipment.


  3. not enuff employess

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    Former Employee - Opt Tech in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Opt Tech in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    good money benifits and good pay.

    Cons

    benifitdbad management long days and hours and to many hours on feet.

    Advice to Management

    find help


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  5. same old

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    friendly coworkers, helping people see better.

    Cons

    understaffed, micromanaged. never good enough.

    Advice to Management

    get back to basics, put the patients first.


  6. Director

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent place to work! The environment and people are great. Executive Leadership is transparent, ethical and truly cares about the employees. Big company with small "family" feel.

    Cons

    Have not really had any cons.


  7. Great Place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Corporate is great! Always great communication. Would recommend company to anyone wishing for a new opportunity. The office is all new, clean and very nice.

    Cons

    Downtown San Antonio location, not extremely flexible, parking, same exact titles have completely different flexibility.


  8. Was a good experience

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    Former Employee - Optician in Saint Peters, MO
    Former Employee - Optician in Saint Peters, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Visionworks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good training program, good people to work with - structure in place is quite good especially for a beginner. Not so necessary for experienced opticians to have such an extensive program, but still very organized.

    Cons

    Feels unsafe to be scheduled to work solo - company does this to save on payroll

    Advice to Management

    Never schedule anyone alone. Put more money into payroll vs the training prep


  9. optician

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Optician in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Optician in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Visionworks (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, and easy duties.

    Cons

    Pressured sales, customer complaints and disorganization


  10. It's a pretty good complany

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    Current Employee - Eyewear Specialist in Mesquite, TX
    Current Employee - Eyewear Specialist in Mesquite, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    You get free glasses as well as a paid vacation and sick days even if you're part time.

    Cons

    The company is very statistical and wants you to keep a certain percentage in each category of sales.


  11. Helpful (2)

    No longer about the customer

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    Current Employee - Retail Supervisor in Saint Cloud, MN
    Current Employee - Retail Supervisor in Saint Cloud, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Visionworks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Visionworks as a company is great. I have always loved working for them until recently. They have great benefits for their employees. Helping patients pick out glasses is so much fun. Seeing the joy it brings them is great.

    Cons

    The problem with visionworks is that it isn't about the patients anymore. It's all about hitting numbers. If you don't hit the goals they ask of you they are drilling you. The TD's make promises they don't keep. Most of the people they hire are not cut out for the job but yet they still hire them making everyone's life hell at work. Making them have to work harder than they need to. The place has become a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promises and don't expect ridiculous goals from us. Stop hounding us every 5 minutes about not making the ridiculous goals.



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