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Toronto, ON (Canada)
501 to 1000 employees
1967
Franchise
Health Care
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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Hakim Optical Reviews

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Hakim Optical Founder Karim Hakimi
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  • "Lab Technician/Student Optician"

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    Former Employee - Optician in Cobourg, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Optician in Cobourg, ON (Canada)
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    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Hakim Optical full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn, you learn how to fix problems and make due with what you have. If you can learn how to adjust and sell everything here, you can do extremely well anywhere.

    Cons

    Lots of defective frames and coatings, difficulty with fitting lenses due to technology of progressives when client is downgrading from brand name lenses.

    Advice to Management

    Give opticians and employees a voice rather than ignoring their opinions. Otherwise this leads them to just hand out head office numbers for the client to call and complain since your employees hands are tied and they can't fix the issue of defective lenses and/or frames.

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Hakim Optical Interviews

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    Lab Technician -receptionist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Hakim Optical (Ottawa, ON (Canada)) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Easy one. Met directly with with Mr. Hakim. Hired me on the spot. Asked if I had a good fashion sense. Told me I looked presentable. The end. Hired on the spot.

    Interview Questions

    • What my availability was. Do I have a sense of fashion?   1 Answer
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