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Essilor Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  • no carreer growth, no work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Upper management is rarely onsite to observe this abuse (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "PM Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essilor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great support staff inside the group only

    Cons

    Disconnect to other staff members seems intentional


  2. "Great Company run by horrible managers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed getting to know really talented people.
    Benefits are nice.
    Always new challenges on daily basis to keep your mind fresh.

    Cons

    People who run the company do not care for the employees.
    Managers play favorites all the time and willing to let go of experienced employees over incompetent ones.
    Waste a lot of money on technology, but never fully adapt to them as they always fail to succeed in implementing them the right way in sufficient time.
    HR also does not represent the employees, but the management even though they know the people are being treated wrongfully by the managers.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of those managers who are allowing good employees to either quit or forcing them to leave the company because all they care about is themselves instead of what is in the best interest of the company.
    You would think with as many turnovers in the company and so many bad reviews posted recently about the company would open up their eyes about what is wrong and right.


  3. "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Full Time Corporate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Full Time Corporate in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you work for the right person, you do not have to do anything all day. Some grunt will cover your work.

    Cons

    HR is useless. There is an anonymous tip line you can submit complaints and ethics violations to but they do absolutely nothing about it. Money goes missing and you're not supposed to say anything. They say that they have ethics policies but don't enforce them. They do not stand behind their core values.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that you're hemorrhaging talent at a rapid pace. You have bad managers in place that are losing company money and your HR team turns a blind eye to outright unethical and improper workplace behavior. Ever stop and wonder why so many people are leaving and are HAPPY about it?


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  5. "Good benefits, no room for growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Essilor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice benefits particularly employee stock purchase plan and retirement savings plan

    Cons

    Favoritism, no room for vertical promotion, tough environment to learn and grow


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Avoid 21st century optics at all cost"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Long Island City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are great benefits, fair conpensation ONLY if you're not working at the lab

    Cons

    All carrer advancements, promotions, raise are only given to men. The few women who are managers are 3 times more qualify than their male counter parts. The lab mostly hires, spanish speaking migrants or people with prison records. They are made to feel that they have very little choices when complaining. There is a union but its in house and report to HR and management. Unless you are one of the "men" in the inner circle you're never fully given any information. Its almost like they are stuck in time, the place is very segregated.This isnt betterness im one of the few people with a decent salary, but as someone with migrant parents, this does bother me

    Advice to Management

    Stop overlooking the women at your compagny. They work the hardest, most dedicated ones and are always the last to get a raise, promotion or event basic acknowledgment for their work


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Stay Clear of Essilor - Go the Opposite Direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Technology Leader in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Technology Leader in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Essilor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great individuals to work with for the most part.

    Cons

    Executive leadership and their willingness to blame others for their lack of decisions, or poor decisions, or taking responsibility. French company, so GAP aren't used; no US regulatory oversight. The company operates much like today's political environment -- blame, no ownership, "what's in it for me." The only group I would recommend would be Marketing, but be prepared for last minute style of management.

    Advice to Management

    Being honest with each other is a start.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Essilor Lost it's Mojo - very sad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity, skill development, would have ranked Essilor much higher 5 years ago

    Cons

    compensation, poor management, holding poor leaders accountable to the huge monetary failures and do something about the fraud

    Advice to Management

    Place the right individuals in management who actually care about people and have a track record of making decisions for the company vs. their short term gains. Begin caring about your employees that actually care about your business. Brush up on the ethics and promote that behavior. Take a real hard look at the lab sales management you've placed in the last 5-6 years.


  9. "Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Optical Technician in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Optical Technician in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Essilor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Only Pro is a steady paycheck with close to mindless work

    Cons

    Below average work environment. Poor morale. No professional development. Numerous safety and OSHA violations. Only negative job ratings scale. HR will most likely give poor performance rating to those employees who leave although not supported by documentation.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to properly and thoroughly oversee local labs that supposedly conform to Essilor values. Needs to understand company is only as good as its employees.


  10. "Lab Tech"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Greensboro, NC
    Former Employee - Lab Technician in Greensboro, NC

    Pros

    Great to make money while in school

    Cons

    Lazy Managers, Gossips, Nepotism and No chance of Promotion


  11. "Essilor Global Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Dudley, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Dudley, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, cooperative team driven environment.

    Cons

    Slow career progression, certain managers are too hands off.

    Advice to Management

    Work with your people, lead by example.


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