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cohens fashion optical Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
12 Reviews
2.3
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Currently I'm an Optician Manager at Americas Best as well as a Lab manager at Cohens Optical.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at cohens fashion optical

    Pros

    The best reason to work here is helping people see better.

    Cons

    I would say that managing difficult co-workers would be the most challenging aspect of my job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to be as fair as possible to both internal and external customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Horrific culture and incompetent upper management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden City, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garden City, NY

    I worked at cohens fashion optical full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Better than being unemployed, maybe?
    Really not much else - it's really a terrible company filled with lazy and self-involved people

    Cons

    Petty people who only look out for themselves
    No strategic company vision
    Management doesn't value opinions if they don't align with the tried and true (marketing campaign has literally been the same boring/lame initiative for over a decade)
    Incompetent upper management
    Old school mentality means they can't hire fresh young talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually hire people that know how to run an organization - specifically in upper management. Just because your grandfather started the company doesn't mean you are the least bit qualified to run an organization. If Alan Cohen was an average person applying for a job he would be most qualified to run a mail room (and that's being nice).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    sucks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at cohens fashion optical

    Pros

    The money is amazing that's all

    Cons

    Everything else sucks. Management and companies morals suck

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change Managers AND evaluate staff and inventory

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    You can stay as long as you want to but do you?

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at cohens fashion optical full-time

    Pros

    The office culture is very social.

    Cons

    The office atmosphere ranges from mellow to insane in and instant. The job you are hired for is often the very tip of the iceberg you are going to be responsible for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is very reactionary and not very proactive.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    The bottom line came first, not the customers.

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    Former Employee - Optician in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Optician in New York, NY

    I worked at cohens fashion optical full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some of the higher ups were very understanding as long as you are valuable to them.

    Cons

    No leadership. All about getting as much out of a customer as possible. Even giving inferior products. Very low integrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be managers with integrity. Do what is right by your customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    nasty

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    Former Employee - Optical in Westbury, NY
    Former Employee - Optical in Westbury, NY

    I worked at cohens fashion optical full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    beats unemployment
    really really not much else
    mostly negative
    bad pay
    bad environment
    gross feel
    sleezy with customers
    bad compensation, little regard for employees

    Cons

    although it beats unemployment
    really really not much else
    mostly negative
    bad pay
    bad environment
    gross feel
    sleezy with customers
    bad compensation, little regard for employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being so cutthroat to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Sheisty organization

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at cohens fashion optical full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with a few of my coworkers

    Cons

    Poor customer service, used car salesman sales tactic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Little support from headquarters on getting new product for store

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at cohens fashion optical part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing line of products.... if you get them

    Cons

    Corp needs to send new product to stores

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember there are more stores than just the big ones in NYC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Unrewarding

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at cohens fashion optical

    Pros

    Streamlined flow of customers and patients. The overall strategy is designed for efficiency and for that matter alone, the process works.

    Cons

    A franchised store is subject to the whims of the owner. If this isn't done the store is very much like a fiefdom.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to keep a closer eye on franchise owners. They can and do give a black eye to the company and the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    optician

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

    I have been working at cohens fashion optical

    Pros

    fair pay as far as salary and commissions compared to other companies

    Cons

    long hours and petty political bickering

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your managers and workers instead of paying some marketing guru

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