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Essilor Overview

Dallas, TX
5001 to 10000 employees
1972
Company - Public (EF)
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 ... Read more

Mission: Improving Lives by Improving Sight

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    Essilor Vision Foundation

    Essilor Vision Foundation mission is to eliminate poor vision and its lifelong consequences. In 2008, our first program, Kids Vision for Life, was launched, and since then we have added our EVF Vision Partners, Outreach program and Special Olympics partnership as well as our Employee Engagement program.

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Essilor – Why Work For Us?



We're committed to creating 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 500,000 people in need since 2007.

 

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.

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.


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.

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

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    Great support staff inside the group only

    Cons

    Disconnect to other staff members seems intentional

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Essilor Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Essilor (Dallas, TX).

    Interview

    1. Phone screening by HR recruiter; 2.Hiring manager on site interview; 3. One on-site interview with hiring manager peer 4. Three on-site business leader interviews; 5. Panel interview by peers.

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Essilor Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Dallas Business Journal, 2016
  • Ranked #5 in Newsweek's Green Rankings, Newsweek Green Rankings, 2016
  • The World's Most Innovative Companies, Forbes, 2016
  • Fortune's Change The World List Top 50 Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2015
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