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Essilor Reviews

Updated June 22, 2017
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Essilor President Eric Leonard
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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 Work - D Magazine"

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

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

    Pros

    Powerful corporate mission "Improving Lives by Improving Sight' and strong corporate values. Ability to learn across a highly diverse employee base. Global reach and perspective. Dynamic industry driven by innovation & technology... never a dull moment!

    Cons

    Not many people know about Essilor or the work they do to provide affordable vision correction to everyone through the Essilor Vision Foundation.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reward the employees who drive innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit which is the foundation of Essilor's success through employee shareholdings - Valoptec Share Awards.


  2. "Retired employee."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Room for advancement. Original management was superb. Product superb and sells itself.

    Cons

    Lots of competition. Too many new acquisitions. Starting to compete against our own selves.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try and under sell your product or your people.

  3. "Great Company To Grow With..........."

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

    If you want new experiences as well as room to grow, this is the place for it. You can advance according to the work you do. But YOU have to initiate your own growth. They will not advance you for doing average work. But they will fully accept and help you grow if you are a motivated individual.

    Cons

    Not all change is good change........ Company tends to make major changes in upper management very often. Often, lower level employees are unaware of new positions.

    Advice to Management

    More exposure to lower level employees for advancement opportunities.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Essilor will suck the life out of you"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, well-kept facilities in 2 of the 3 corporate buildings, French company so exempt from SOX restrictions, good central location right off of interstate 35, best products on the market, fairly lax on the dress code depending on the department

    Cons

    Big disparity in pay in men vs women, management doesn't understand the concept of glass ceiling and instead blames lack of diversity on women and POC, salaried workers will work long long hours and hourly employees are expected to work off the clock to get all the work done, upper management can't make a decision and stick to it, review process is unnecessary and complicated, employees are not valued as people only as cogs, HR is toothless, IT is abused, hourly workers are treated as sub-human, sexual harassment is rampant in finance, out sourcing to Mexico is straining some departments, parking is nightmare! You are not allowed to have fun, ever. Be a robot and work yourself to death at Essilor

    Advice to Management

    Realize that your employees are human and actually want to do a good job if you let them and give them the proper tools. Don't punish HR for trying to help employees. Let your IT workers have an outside life, MAKE A DECISION. Start caring that your turnover is ridiculously high.


  5. "Eyewear packager."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  6. "Finance manager"

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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

    Pros

    Company growth appears to be good

    Cons

    Tough onboarding process for new employees

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Stay Away!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

  8. "Sales representative"

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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


  9. Helpful (5)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "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.


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