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Essilor Overview

Dallas, TX
5001 to 10000 employees
1972
Company - Public (EF)
Health Care Products Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
Essilor is an international company employing 61,000 people worldwide with 9,400 based in the U.S. As the leading provider of eyeglass lenses in the world, we work everyday to bring vision protection and correction to the 7.2 billion people around the globe. Our products such as ... Read more

Mission: Improving Lives by Improving Sight

Company Updates

  • Congratulations to our CFO Dori Abendschein, Vice President Corporate Communications Holly Gillentine and Technical Information Specialist Arlene Caputo recognized by @Vision Monday as one of 2018's Most Influential Women In Optical. Thank you for being #differencemakers every day!

    VISIONARIES

    NEW YORK-VM's Most Influential Women in Optical report is, first and foremost, our annual celebration of the immeasurable impact that women have on all levels of our industry. Just look around and you'll find women of all ages and backgrounds who use their knowledge and skills to build and lead optical businesses and eyecare practices while enriching the lives of their customers, patients, students and colleagues.

  • Essilor Group's Chief Mission Office Jayanth Bhuvaraghan explains how our purpose boosts the bottom line while also transforming lives. Our mission of improving lives by improving sight drives everything we do here at Essilor.

    Q&A: Driving Vision With Purpose | Insigniam Quarterly

    by By Ambreen Ali Read more from the Purpose-Led Organization issue A company's purpose is intangible. Whether it is focused on driving innovation, improving the lives of customers or building a better world, purpose is the ultimate long-term goal. But in the race for profits and the pressure of competition, that raison d'être can get lost.

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Essilor – Why Work For Us?



We’re committed to ensuring access to good vision for people around the world.


In the U.S., we achieve this through the Essilor Vision Foundation, whose mission is to eliminate poor vision and its lifelong consequences, providing glasses to more than 310,000 people in need since 2008.

Learn more at http://usa.essilorvisionfoundation.org/

We also support the Vision Impact Institute, whose mission is to raise awareness about the importance of healthy vision. The Vision Impact Institute strives to give vision a voice by mobilizing a worldwide movement on visual impairment advocacy.

Learn more at https://visionimpactinstitute.org

As passionate advocates of eye health, Essilor is proud to be a founding sponsor of Think About Your Eyes, a non-branded public awareness initiative focused on educating consumers about the importance of eye health and comprehensive eye exams.

Visit thinkaboutyoureyes.com for more information.


We believe part of a great corporate culture is exceptional benefits. We offer our full-time and part-time employees a competitive mix of first-rate benefits.

  • Great pay and vacation plan

  • Comprehensive training through Essilor University

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with company match for Exempt and Non-exempt employees

  • Opportunity to join Valoptec Association, the employee shareholder association

  • Opportunity to support Essilor Vision Foundation through payroll deductions

  • Lens and frame benefits for you or any family member

  • 401(k) plan with employer match

  • Competitively priced medical plans for you and your family including a wellness program that provides additional savings

  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Accounts available

  • Dental plan

  • Basic life, AD&D, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance

  • Voluntary benefits including life insurance, critical illness insurance, accident insurance and identity theft protection

  • BenefitsPal™ medical savings card featuring Teladoc

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Business casual work environment

  • And many additional benefits as part of our overall benefit programs



Innovation is at the Heart of Everything We Do

In our three Centers for Innovation and Technology based in Cretil, France; Dallas, Texas and Singapore, more than 550 researchers work in partnership to improve our products in terms of vision correction and protection while creating value in new segments.


Pioneers in Optical Lenses

We are intensely dedicated to research and development to provide innovative lens solutions that help the world see better. As pioneers, 40% of our revenue is generated from products less than four years old. Over the years we’ve revolutionized the treatment of common vision problems – notably, our development of the progressive lens.

Progressive Advancements

Varilux® , the world’s leading progressive lens, is the most technologically advanced solution for presbyopia, an age-related condition that results in farsightedness. Varilux lenses enable wearers to see near, far and in-between without the traditional lines found in bifocals that tend to age a consumer.


Superior No-Glare Solutions

Crizal® lenses are specially designed using revolutionary technology and offer wearers the #1 recommended brand of no-glare lenses in the U.S. for the most comprehensive protection.

The First Adaptive Lens

We also pioneered the use of plastic and lightweight lenses and together with our joint venture partner, PPG Industries, created Transitions® adaptive lenses® - the first lightweight plastic photochromic lenses ever sold. They appear clear indoors and automatically darken outdoors in sunlight.

We’re proud that Essilor leads with inclusion and diversity. Our goal is to create an environment where people love their work, and where all of our employees know they make a real difference through their ingenuity, creativity and drive. Our employees’ commitment encourages teamwork and stimulating professional relationships.

Respecting diversity means allowing everyone to find their own place. Our diversity and the value we place on differences are strengths which enrich our shared experience. Essilor is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion, and these values are demonstrated daily at every level of the organization as we work to fulfill our mission.

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    I have been working at Essilor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, management helps develop your skills so that you can grow your career. There is a common goal of helping people see better which strengthens our employee relationships. It's very rewarding knowing that we make products that improves our customer's lives.

    Cons

    It's a big company that is sometimes slow and resistant to change but they are getting better. Communication between divisions could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new ideas.

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Essilor Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Essilor (Dallas, TX) in December 2009.

    Interview

    Interview was wonderful really enjoyed the management that attended.

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    Negotiation

    Basically took what the position offered.

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Essilor Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Dallas Business Journal, 2017
  • DiversityFIRST Leadership Award, Texas Diversity Council, 2017
  • World's Most Innovative Companies, Forbes, 2017
  • Best Places to Work, Dallas Business Journal, 2016
  • Ranked #5 in Newsweek's Green Rankings, Newsweek Green Rankings, 2016
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