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Essilor Reviews

Updated May 25, 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. Featured Review

    "Fantastic group and always eager to develop and grow."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Flower Mound, TX
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Flower Mound, TX

    Pros

    Well organized.
    Great coworkers.
    Great benefits.
    Always wanting employees to grow within.
    The company organizes group events to help others in the community.

    Cons

    I really do not have any cons at the moment.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Finance manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Essilor full-time

    Pros

    Company growth appears to be good

    Cons

    Tough onboarding process for new employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees


  3. "Eyewear packager."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Eyewear Packager in Groveport, OH
    Current Employee - Eyewear Packager in Groveport, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This will benefit me because it is closer to my college which is Columbus state for.

    Cons

    Little farther from my house but better opportunities for me.

    Advice to Management

    Management is amazing and works well with employees.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Stay Away!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Business in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Essilor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pay is fair, they do offer insurance, had a few good co-workers.

    Cons

    No raises, no OT (and they earn HOW MUCH?) HR has no clue, totally useless. They do NOT support employees, Management only, no matter how bad they are.

    Advice to Management

    Stop with the blatant favoritism. Yes, it happens everywhere. Try starting a new trend, maybe others will catch on. RIGHT! Get a spine a take care of your employees the way they deserve (the good ones). Get rid of the ones that make so many mistakes. Good Customer Service should be a priority, not joke.


  6. "Sales representative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essilor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovation is always on the rise. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Low base salary and you Drive your personal car


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Don't come to this company and if you already are, start job hunting. You'll thank me later."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Finance in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    6% dollar for dollar no vesting period 401k. Some nice coworkers. I don't have space in the cons so I'll put more cons here. The company is in an awkward location. No sick days, you are supposed to be a robot and work to death. Bless your heart if your have a horrible manager in addition to this. No eyeglasses for dependents.

    Cons

    Where do I start? Health insurance is going through the roof, my biggest is the work environment with humongous elitism especially the BA senior management. You better be a manager or you are just a financial Analyst and shut up. BAs (financial analyst) are overworked and underpaid, oh and forget Glassdoor's salary estimate am paid 20% below glassdoor minimum. Everything is your fault, back stabbing. Forget room to grow, just forget it. No training, get hired and start running . And they expect all this to be compensated by day 3 pizza. If they only know how many of their BAs are actively job hunting.

    Advice to Management

    This is advice to financial Analyst and not management. Get back to the job market and start hunting. You are too young to waste your energy on bunch of old dudes who will stab you in their email threads, your generation is getting tougher and you don't have time to waste.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great Company run by horrible managers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Stay away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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?


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good benefits, no room for growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid 21st century optics at all cost"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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