Visionworks Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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Pros
  • The benefits are nice, a free pair of glasses with whatever you want on it 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. Learned a lot

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Eyewear Specialist in Leesburg, VA
    Former Employee - Eyewear Specialist in Leesburg, VA

    I worked at Visionworks part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - Flexible Hours
    - Good experience in retail

    Cons

    - There were really any cons

    Advice to Management

    Speak English when at work.

  2. Director of Lab Machine Maintenance

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    Former Employee - Director Lab Maint in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Director Lab Maint in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Visionworks (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good benefits, friendly atmosphere with day to day challenges to keep it interesting

    Cons

    long hours and weekends and holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the lower levels. They know how things really work well.

  3. Benefits Administrator

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Visionworks

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, including paid time off and affordable insurance rates. Company wide meetings for employee appreciation and holidays. Parties to include company giveaways. High tech, highly secured facility.

    Cons

    Little to no training. Advancement based on favoritism, not merit. Upper management reactionary, not preventative. High turnover rate in most positions.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a training program on corporate level. Pay attention to your team and inner workings. Keep work evenly distributed, or at least be aware of who is actually doing the work.

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  5. Company that only cares about the dollar, not the customer or there employees.

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    Former Employee - Retail Manager in DFW, TX
    Former Employee - Retail Manager in DFW, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Commission is decent. Hourly rate decent.

    Cons

    Every single sale made counts. You will be reprimanded for each transaction that is sold based on customers needs, unless the customer wanted the top dollar lens and frame. If you sell a basic pair of glasses to someone with out any upgrade to the lens, hopefully they really like you because otherwise you get written up. After so many write-ups you are let go.

    Advice to Management

    Come back to reality with the majority of the working world. You don't get loyal customers or employees based on the amount $ you are putting in your pocket and taking from there's.

  6. Big change

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    Current Employee - Director in Syracuse, NY
    Current Employee - Director in Syracuse, NY

    I have been working at Visionworks

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

    Pros

    employees with in the company are awesom3

    Cons

    Company is not employee friendly

    Advice to Management

    invest in the employees

  7. Great part time job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Eyewear Specialist in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Eyewear Specialist in Dallas, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great customers, decent products, good management support, adequate commission, flexible hours

    Cons

    Mall hours, base salary too low, working alone, not a sustainable full-time salary

    Advice to Management

    More hours need to be allotted for staff, including full time. You can not keep great employees without better base salary and benefits. 3 weeks vacation for first year full time employees is now standard, not 2.

  8. TD

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Visionworks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Amazing company to work for

    Cons

    There are non I can say.

  9. Satisfied with the pay and the employees. Benefits were adequate and patients were great

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    Current Employee - Optometric Technician in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Optometric Technician in Buffalo Grove, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Pay compensation was fair, good benefits, fair hours to be working as a full time job. Vacation time was fair but could be more

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth, frames could be better quality overall. Management was fair in their decisions but vacations were hard to take

    Advice to Management

    Explore personal growth a bit more, better benefits for long term employees. Wish they were more family orientated .

  10. This is an amazing place to purchase your eyewear and has a lot of amazing people to work with.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Visionworks full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Lots of frames to be able to offer your patients. Quality employes and a drug free environment.

    Cons

    We don't close till nine. Makes got long evenings. Also have to work most holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the managers more. Keep doing a great job if your doing well. If you know your crummy manager step down from your position so we can get a real professional in there.

  11. Horrible if your not "friends" with management

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    Current Employee - Licensed Optician in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Licensed Optician in New York, NY

    I have been working at Visionworks

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

    Pros

    Get 40 hrs a week
    Salary is ok

    Cons

    You need to be friends with management to get promoted
    You need to slave for your manager but that goes un-noticed

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to how you promote people. Just because people are friends with management should not be a requirement

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