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"A good company to work for but.............."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lawrenceville, GA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at National Vision full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

The company has good benefits, is thriving, and has some great people working for it. The company is growing which is great in this economy.

Cons

The company is growing, but staff in some departments at home office are not and have not been increased to accomodate the growth. There are people in those departments who never get "caught up" in their workload while others have no or little stress and go home on time every day. Others work extended hours every day and still don't get ahead. There are a lot of people with tenor in the company who have not been rewarded or promoted even though they work hard and are very loyal to the company. They deserve it but get overlooked or ignored by upper management. On the other hand, they hire in new people with big titles and more money.

Advice to Management

Listen to your employees, hire more people for those departments at the RSC that need it, promote from within and reward your employees to keep them. Be appreciative of the loyal employees you already have.

Other Employee Reviews for National Vision

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Optician/Sales in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Optician/Sales in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Vision full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company has a lot of great employees

    Cons

    It really sucks that you can never really make it anywhere in the company if you are hired as a sales associate because they hire people with no optical experience for manager positions. No real incentive to try hard and management does nothing but make you want to quit. Pay is not worth the stress.

    Advice to Management

    Start giving people a chance to progress in the company instead of hiring new people with no experience then stress about how you do not have enough payroll hours to pay employees.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Cheap and unappreciative of hard-working employees"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unlicensed Optician in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Unlicensed Optician in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule for students and part-timers. Walmart allows for quick shopping during lunch or after a shift. Most of the time working with other people so not overwhelmed if a lot of customers come in at once.

    Cons

    Underpaid workers and no appreciation for hard workers. Those who do not work are not reprimanded and make their own schedules, including the manager. Manager calls out employees who are 1-2 min late when manager is late at least 30 min-1hr everyday causing upset customers because store is never opened on time. In addition the manager comes in half the time smelling like alcohol. Unrealistic stretched budgets and units goals which are not reachable. If you don't meet your goals you never get commission (btw it's usually 1% commission). Moral is always low among workers because the company will have you work full-time hours or even overtime but still consider you part-time (ie no benefits,low pay, no PTO).

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more and if they're working full-time hours they need to be given that status along with benefits and PTO. Listen to the employees when they make formal complaints about managers who are not performing their duties and correct they behavior or replace them. ESPECIALLY when complaints come from associates, floater associates, AND customers.

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