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Essilor Reviews

Updated October 13, 2017
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  • no carreer growth, no work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Upper management is rarely onsite to observe this abuse (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to grow your career and yourself."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, management helps develop your skills so that you can grow your career. There is a common goal of helping people see better which strengthens our employee relationships. It's very rewarding knowing that we make products that improves our customer's lives.

    Cons

    It's a big company that is sometimes slow and resistant to change but they are getting better. Communication between divisions could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new ideas.


  2. Helpful (12)

    "Layoffs today"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Dallas, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company. Stock does really well. Love the people. Paid well.

    Cons

    Essilor of America is doing a large layoff this morning of only American employees. No French expats were terminated because Essilor is French owned. Most all of the layoffs are long term, upper level and older aged employees.

  3. "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Essilor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and product quality

    Cons

    Management new hires not understanding the industry


  4. "Essilor is experiencing a culture change"

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

    I have been working at Essilor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global leader in the optical industry.

    Cons

    Lack of executive leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Executive management needs to be able to make decisions and drive strategic direction.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Nice Company !!"

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    • 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

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

    Pros

    Awesome company to work with and Very nice environment.

    Cons

    Work wise, every one concern about their survival,So within team no one reveal what they are doing for a long time or share anything work related . Managers are not communicative especially in IT. Due to lack of communication among group(s) any 2 minutes fix will take 2 weeks of time.

    Advice to Management

    Need to improve communication with knowledgeable supervisor or Manager.


  6. "Culture went to crap, layoffs for people age 45+, corrupt Sales leaders in place making decisions"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Essilor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Prior to 2012, this was a great place to work!

    Cons

    After 2012 it turned into a trainwreck

    Advice to Management

    Your business will suffer when you get rid of those individuals that care, have the expertise and history to move business forward. Problems began once you stopped supporting your salesfolks and putting in crappy PL people. Laying off tenured high performing professionals with a phone call - "Thank you for your service, cya" is completely appalling! Saddens me to hear what has become of the once great Essilor Labs. HR allowing discrimination to occur (age & origin) and then putting in a Diversity figure head to make it appear that they are doing things on the up-&-up. As for getting awards or mentions on "best places to work" or glassdoor ratings only tell me you're sourcing from your brand new employees that seem to cost you lower money or like you did with stealing data through bots from competitors...I wouldn't put it past these people that their influencing their employer brand unethically.

    Sales Leadership & HR: What happened to your ethics?

    So many times, turning a blind eye on fraud and employees who steal thousands to millions from the company and then scrape those people who had the best interest for the business and the customers.

    Any positive ratings I call FAKE RATINGS/FAKE NEWS!


  7. "Document everything"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - National in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Essilor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Essilor has, by far, superior product along with great support materials and training.

    Cons

    If someone in Dallas decides they don't like you, then you are done. It is very important to keep documentation with this group on any event during your tenure. Honesty is not the best policy with administrative decisions at Essilor.

    Advice to Management

    As a general rule at Essilor, if you accept a position that includes the letters "V P" then you have just become a short timer.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Supplier Relationship Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supplier Relationship Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Supplier Relationship Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essilor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leader in Optical Industry, Great Mission: "Improving life by improving sight", Clear Vision and Strategy, Innovative, Global footprint, Shareholder plan, agreement with Luxottica on the horizon

    Cons

    Complexity or organization and commercial programs, with IT systems that are not designed for this level of complexity. E.g. reporting.

    Advice to Management

    Improve IT structure to meet complexity.


  9. "More pay"

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

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

    Pros

    The position is Mon-Fri.

    Cons

    The pay is not all that great for the amount of work and responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Quit micro-managing and looking for fault in your employees.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Massive Layoffs Today"

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    • 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

    Pros

    People that weren't in management are great.

    Cons

    - Executive team vision and strategy only based on the good old boy/girl network
    - Appearance of diversity of executive ranks, just that
    - Only older employees laid off. Not sure how they got away with this one. Excuse was that position are being eliminated, not performance. How is it that only older employees positions were eliminated?
    - Most expanded positions going to white males. Or younger white females.

    Advice to Management

    None. You decided that we held no value to you.


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