Optical Express - If you are looking for a work life balance, I wouldn't work here. | Glassdoor
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"If you are looking for a work life balance, I wouldn't work here."

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Current Employee - Optometrist in Saint Albans, England (UK)
Current Employee - Optometrist in Saint Albans, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

This is a dynamic company, constantly striving to introduce new and innovative refractive solutions.
The company pays well relative to other optical chains (Boots/D and A; Specsavers)

Cons

1) Persistent unpaid overtime due bad management of the clinical diary - this happens in practically every store.
2) Overbooked optometrist diaries.
3) Excessive monitoring of your performance
4) Expectations to deliver high value sales with almost no regard to the patient's wants, needs or expectations.
5) Profits and sales mean everything to this company, almost nothing else matters.

Advice to Management

1) To this day, staff welfare is an unheard of term at Optical Express, you would to well to introduce this concept to the company.
2) Be prepared to sacrifice a tiny percentage of you short term profits for integrity and honesty with your patients and with your staff: this will enhance your reputation in the Ophthalmic community and amongst potential customers and will improve your growth both in terms of sales volumes/value and in your dismal ability to retain personnel.

Other Employee Reviews for Optical Express

  1. "NA"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Make great friends at work

    Cons

    Gotta pay more to your empoyees.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more!


  2. "staff are forced to give good reviews"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tea Boy in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Tea Boy in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Optical Express (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    none at all , employment , cups of tea

    Cons

    Bully CEO, too many yes people, brown nose, senior management are useless, bully culture, laughing stock within the optical world

    Advice to Management

    sack the whole lot, too many brown men and women , all should resign including the CEO , THEY COULDNT RUN A BOOZE UP IN A BREWERY

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