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Essilor Reviews

Updated Aug 15, 2019

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Essilor CEO Rick Gadd
Rick Gadd
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  • "French ceiling" - there is a cap to your professional growth if you do not speak(in 23 reviews)

  • "Plano de carreira inexistente, a avalia(in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (6)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Consultant in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Essilor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company to work for. All expenses paid, including, mileage, hotel, airfare, food, office supplies, etc. Stock match, full benefits, 401K.

    Cons

    It's a $6 billion company. Upper management doesn't know you. That's expected, though, from a company that big.

    Advice to Management

    Memorize your National Sales Meeting training speeches. You all come off as very fake and unfeeling. Very robotic. You can't seem to move on until the teleprompter has moved you forward. Memorize and improvise your training and you will come off as more personable. Sales consultants are expected to know our presentations inside and out and be able to improvise when necessary. You need to do the same thing with your...

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    Essilor2019-02-25
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Essilor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Direct team members are great, lots of fun and comradery with each other, sometimes there is food,

    Cons

    Very toxic behavior by upper management There is an expectation that you should be working all the time and not have a life outside of Essilor "Oh you're sick? Sorry, this is still needed by tomorrow" No respect, consideration, or appreciation for your time Never thank you, always do more They will try to get away underpaying you compared to the market

    Advice to Management

    Say thank you and show appreciation for people Understand that people have other priorities outside of work

    Essilor2019-08-13
  3. "too many changes"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Dallas, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Essilor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Company culture, 401K and stock purchase plans

    Cons

    Lots of changes due to continuous management reshuffle, need processes and better vision care benefits to employees

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate in the long term

    Essilor2019-08-03
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Be careful - external reviews don't match internal perceptions"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Leader in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essilor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to stretch and grow, if politically savvy, competitive and highly networked.

    Cons

    Revolving door, no change management practices with lots of change, needs to pay more attention to inclusive work environment. HR is there for management - employees. Can do better with recruiting and retaining ethnic minorities.

    Advice to Management

    New leader seems to be on the right track. Focus on employee morale. Hold leaders more accountable for modeling values while achieving results. No accountability for true diversity.

    Essilor2019-07-31
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Complex and challenging"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Essilor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Everyone is willing to help. The culture is very relaxed. Leave when you want , and come in when you want love it .

    Cons

    Too much work is placed on HR, departments in HR are not aligned with each other . Something has to change ! Too much stress. Mentioned earlier the culture is relaxed, although that is seen as a good thing it is not in HR . A lot of favoritism. Good talent is leaving, because of the culture and stress.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to take action immediately. Stop sweeping things under the rug and start appreciating your good talent before it’s gone.

    Essilor2019-07-14
  6. "run"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Lenexa, KS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Essilor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    if you need a job this is for you. there's really no pros to this csr position. your are pretty much stuck with no room for advancement. 1 PRO- you meet some very nice accounts that actually make your day at work enjoyable. co-workers at the lab

    Cons

    HORRIBLE COMMUNICATION UPPER MANAGEMENT NEEDS TO TAKE THE TIME TO GET TO KNOW THE EMPLOYEES. BENEFITS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE YOU CAN NOT LEARN ABOUT A NEW PRODUCT IN 24 HRS AND GET A MYSTERY CALL AS WELL. MAKES NO SENSE. YOU CAN'T BE TOO COMFORTABLE WITH ONE THING WITH THIS COMPANY THINGS CONSTANTLY CHANGE . REQUESTING TIME OFF IS A PAIN. NO MORE THAN 6 IN THE ENTIRE CC IS RIDICULOUS. SHOULD BE PER LAB HOW EVER WHEN...

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    Advice to Management

    Have better knowledge of the lab your dealing with. Get to know your employees better. Better communication Better pay

    Essilor2019-07-17
  7. Helpful (9)

    "Avoid"

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    Former Employee - Lab in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Essilor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nothing. The company is far from what it use to be.

    Cons

    Nothing. After many yrs of hard work and loyalty, received the boot when company had a massive layoff. Select people were given positions in other departments, and for others it was a flat out no and no help even to transition to a sister lab with open positions. Seems the company was more interested in saving a dime by axing long term employees with benefits to turn around and hire a bunch of minimum wage no benefit...

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    Advice to Management

    Wake up!! stop covering for your employed family members and people you think are your buddies. Treat all employees fairly, value your established hardworking employees that have done their time, and give advancement opportunities to those that deserve it based on their work knowledge and capability, not on if you think they are cute or fit into your personal social circle. Stop listening to gossip. A lot of it is...

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    Essilor2019-05-02
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Anti-Collaboration, Disrespectful & Anti-work Life Balance Culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Finance Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Essilor full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    401K - 100% match up to 6% was generous

    Cons

    - Either unaware or unable to foster a collaborative environment - Paranoid culture where people are quick to blame and slow to correct - Knowledge sharing or transfer becomes a quick challenge - Penny wise and Pound foolish philosophy: Laptops and Systems too slow to execute effectively. - Too many people with professional jobs quitting without notice due to overworked and stressful conditions

    Advice to Management

    Cons listed are easier to overcome if one is a problem solver.

    Essilor2019-04-30
  9. Helpful (14)

    "Essilor's toxic environment"

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

    I worked at Essilor full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Compensation including benefit programs are at market level a

    Cons

    Where to begin? If you just do a little research on Essilor-Luxottica merger, you will get a feel for how things work at Essilor. Management team do not collaborate internally and they do not work well across Essilor and Luxottica teams either (i.e. stock is down over $10 since public fighting has started). Company sold everyone this merger was good for employees, which was another lie from management. Company culture...

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    Advice to Management

    Entire management team has changed or is changing in USA. Company culture has taken a big hit and no one trusts what you are doing. It will take years, if ever, to regain trust from employees. I do not believe the current management realizes what they have done, nor does the French management in Paris. Short term cost savings efforts will not solve your longer term problems.

    Essilor2019-04-06
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, slow career progression"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Farmers Branch, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essilor full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, caring management, great work environment

    Cons

    Slow career progression, stingy with raises, high turnover

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and reward the ones that work hard!

    Essilor2019-02-26
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