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  1. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Lot's of effort/ learning= Unchanging terrible wage.

    Sep 23, 2013 - Dispenser and More in Blackburn, England
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great collegues, lot's of banter. Managers and Directors seem to be actually nice people. They give us cards for birthdays, sweets etc... But then, you wonder if they do that just to keep the staff happy and to stop them complaining. It is challenging compared to other retail jobs. Your day can be varied.

    Cons

    You earn the least for doing the same job out of all the Specsavers in the surrounding area. No reward even though there is a lot of training/ knowledge required. Minimum wage with no chance of raise, even if you're a really hard worker and have worked there for years. Rubbish bonus. Consequently, you feel demotivated and insignificant. I have since left and joined another Opticians which pays me almost TWICE the amount I was on. What is also annoying is that you work SO hard there, it's always busy and understaffed and yet there are people at the company who you know earn probably triple what you're on, and all they do is a unneeded 'H.R' job. (eg. Shuffling papers, pretending to look busy, talking bs) It causes a lot of resentment. I'm sorry to have left, I liked the job and the people. But I couldn't stay any longer without feeling like a complete mug to accept such a terrible wage for doing so much.

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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 8 years

    Good company to work for

    Apr 2, 2022 - Optical Manager 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good training and support from head office

    Cons

    Staffing levels often a challenge

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  2. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Over-worked

    Jun 3, 2022 - Optometrist 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Good investment in equipment

    Cons

    - Volume based business so high work load - Too much emphasis on sales rather than providing patient care

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