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"Developmental"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - District Manager in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - District Manager in Atlanta, GA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at National Vision full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Excellent leadership, CEO was diligent in keeping employees aligned.

Cons

un-predictable future with state of leases

Advice to Management

None

Other Employee Reviews for National Vision

  1. Helpful (2)

    "When They Want You Gone You're Gone"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Optician/Sales
    Former Employee - Optician/Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of time off, people were nice to work with, Gained experience in the optical field, gained insurance billing skills as well.

    Cons

    Busted my butt and was always willing to come in early and stay late because we were short handed but I never got recognition for it. Stepped up and trained the entire staff on the new computer system and stepped into a semi-management roll when the business called for it but never got compensated for that as well. I made one small mistake and they quoted something from a book and I was gone that day. Too bad they lost their best person.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the real problems within an office before making rash judgements


  2. Helpful (5)

    "It's all about National Vision and not about their employees"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Vision full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They will hire someone with zero experience and teach them a lot about optics. The definitely encourage you to become ABO and NCLE Certified and promote within. They will send you to Georgia to have extensive training and to help you coach your team to be more effective.

    Cons

    Very Sales Oriented business. You have a daily sales and units (eyeglasses) goal that must be achieved and or exceeded. On top of your budgets, there are several indicators that you much achieve and exceed daily. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action against you.
    They have a no fault absentee policy. If you miss work, regardless if you have a dr's note or not, it's an occurrence and they will write you up for it.
    A salaried manager is not a salaried manager. Typically when one is a salaried manager, they can work 10 hours or 100 hours and get paid the same. At National Vision, if you work 100 hours, you get paid for 40 hours, if you work 32 hours, and you don't have PTO or vacation, you get paid for 32 hours. Everything is to benefit them. As a manager, you are also required to work 45 hours per week min. This must be worked as 9 hour days.
    The Vision Centers inside Walmart does not have a break room There is no refrigerator, no microwave, no break room. You can either use Walmart's breakroom, or go out and buy lunch every day.
    You are only as good as you were yesterday. If you were producing amazing numbers in your store, and then start to have poor numbers, you will be written up. Again, this company is very numbers driven.
    When you go to Georgia for training, you will be working from 8am - 1am. You will not sleep, and again, are only being paid for your salary and not a penny more.
    When traveling, driving or flying on a Sunday is not considered extra time, because you are salary, you still get paid the same.
    Salaried Managers only get 1 Saturday off a month and are required to Close 2 nights a week. You can never take the last Saturday of the month off.
    This company is not a family friendly company.
    You rarely get two days off in a row.
    When first hired as a Salaried Manager, I was to work 40 hours a week. Beginning January 1, 2014, all Salaried Managers are required to work 45 hour weeks, which in turn was a $2.00 per hour pay cut.
    You have to make your schedules a month at a time and submit them to your District Manager for approval.
    There's a lot of micro management.

    Advice to Management

    People need family time. They need to have 2 days off to decompress and have some sense of normalcy. Working your employees 45 hours a week or more for the same pay is insane. Although it benefits NVI to have Salaried Managers, since you deduct money from our salaries if we don't have PTO or Vacation time, it would be more beneficial to your managers to work hourly. At least then, they would be compensated for the time they dedicate to your establishment. Corporate Walmart Vision Centers pays their Managers hourly and travel time on top of mileage. NVI only compensates for Mileage and everything else is free labor when you are a Salaried Manager for NVI.
    When you have a manager who is #1 in the District and they tell you they are leaving because they need a better work schedule, work with them! Don't just let them leave because you cannot or will not make an accommodation for them! They are making your store $$$$$$ Protect them!


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