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Essilor Reviews

Updated January 11, 2018
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  • no carreer growth, no work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Company tends to make major changes in upper management very often (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to grow your career and yourself."

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    • 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. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Facilities Maintenance Manager in Ponce, PR
    Former Employee - Facilities Maintenance Manager in Ponce, PR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work.
    Balance between work and life.
    Good benefits and compensation

    Cons

    Finally closed operations in PR

  3. Helpful (20)

    "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.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Blatant discrimination"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Being Indian or Brazilian will guarantee you a job in Pricing or Sales Operations.

    Cons

    Managers replace long term employees with their close friends from their same countries. This is what Essilor calls "diversity". Business acumen means nothing, race is everything.

    Advice to Management

    Respect the skills and knowledge of employees if you want to be successful. End the buddy system of hiring and allowing HR to be part of the conspiracy. Follow the law.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Started Great....."

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    Former Employee - Lab Sales Consultant in Central City, FL
    Former Employee - Lab Sales Consultant in Central City, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Essilor full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, decent benefits, for some reason Essilor is perceived as the best

    Cons

    Nepotism, fake managers, frat house of the optical world

    Advice to Management

    You're helpless.


  6. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Carbondale, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Carbondale, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Very clean.

    Cons

    No cons to mention about Essilor


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    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

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Nice Company !!"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Essilor is experiencing a culture change"

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    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.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Horrible IT Culture"

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    Former Employee - IT Worker in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - IT Worker in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Thanksgiving and Christmas potlucks are awesome. One pair of almost free eye glasses per year

    Cons

    Each group works in silos. Information and help is rarely given to other groups in fear that someone will take over. Hard work is not rewarded...it actually puts a target on you. Dedication is frowned upon. Always look over your shoulder culture. Blame others before they blame you is the matra. Insurance is horrible since the company is self insured. That means your deductible is extremely high. If you join the company, get your insurance elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    This is to the CEO since the CIO is the one that enables the bad behaviors. You need to listen to your other executives and not blindly listen to your CIO or give him the benefit of the doubt. Essilor used to be a great place to work at till about 4 years ago.


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