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Luxottica Reviews

Updated March 21, 2017
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  • No follow through with upper management (in 27 reviews)

  • Work-life balance, Lack of meritocracy (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Honolulu, HI
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Honolulu, HI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Luxottica part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good discounts, decent pay, very flexible hours and good management

    Cons

    Negligible commision (1% and only on certain weeks when you make goal)


  2. "It pays the bills..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Planner in Port Washington, NY
    Former Employee - Inventory Planner in Port Washington, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Luxottica full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Luxottica's corporate office has flexible PTO depending on department. There's a great work-life balance, and one has the ability to truly own their work. Base salary is comparable to industry standards, but negotiation is necessary. There are not set processes in place which is great if you're ready to dive in day one. There's a stipend for the cafeteria, and there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer with the OneSight organization by means of sample sales and paid volunteer trips. OK discount on eyewear. Flexible dress code. Plenty of opportunities for title changes, if that's what you're after. Truly recommend this company if you are seasoned in your field and work-life balance/flexibility is your number one priority.

    Cons

    Higher management on some teams is composed of "great employees" meaning they have excelled at their jobs yet lack the skill set to train and develop a team. Lots of micromanaging from cross-functional partners, and unrealistic expectations. Teams work in silos and any simple task not explicitly written in the job description becomes hard to deal with as everyone states: "that's not my job." Overall frustration when no one can get on the same page of monthly goals 2 weeks into the month. Do not recommend if you are new to the industry and looking for a place to learn processes that can be taken elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    The company is going through lots of changes, and a merger coming soon. Now is the time to put in place strong leadership that truly understands the fast-paced retail atmosphere in which their product is being sold. It would behoove the wholesale team to communicate more with its retail division in Ohio. Management needs to understand their role as a leader and not just a senior in their department.


  3. "csr"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Mason, OH
    Current Employee - Customer Service Agent in Mason, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Comfortabity. Active workplace. Work life balance. Game room . Structure envitoment management coworkers nice. Postive atmosphere

    Cons

    Review corrective action performance improvment plan touch base sales incetives i care oaklet target and sears optical and contacts direct. Great classroom training labtops projector screen . It department .recruitment professional . Tuition reimbursement pensiin plan shift bids

    Advice to Management

    No temp to hire companes form eye contact shake hands . Accept job offer . Suggestion . Research


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  5. "Lens Crafters Lab Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Luxottica part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    small group of people working closely together makes you a good team and get to enjoy the company of a relaxed environment.

    Cons

    sometimes you might get into an issue with co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    make sure employees understand their place in the system, I fell that some employees are disrespectful to higher ups.


  6. "micromanagers who cut off their own nose to spite their face"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Luxottica (More than a year)

    Pros

    get to meet a lot of people in the mall

    Cons

    micromanaged by entrenched management who have their heads up their you know whats.


  7. "It's Not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Jackson, MS
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Jackson, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Luxottica part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro is receiving the occasional 50% off sunglasses

    Cons

    Employees are very much underpaid especially for how hard an individual has to work to make a sale and that is only to maybe see 1% commission on your check from the $300 possibly $500 sale you just made for SUNGLASSHUT selling a piece of plastic or metal that cost $15 to make. Not to mention that personal goals can reach up to $5,000 a week . Your receipt of commission is determined by the rest of your team and store achieving goal. There is a lot of pressure put on staff for unrealistic numbers to be met. There is very little to no incentive to make sales. The company thrives off of under paid well driven people.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to appreciate employees that can execute and close multiple sales. Hard working people are hard to come by especially in the area I work in


  8. "Easy Job"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Canoga Park, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Canoga Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Luxottica part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    very stress free but they don't let you sit!

    Cons

    Raises were so low it was insulting


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Luxottica full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. was super fast pace and the HR team were always responsive during the process.

    Cons

    Company had a really big turnover rate and communication throughout the company was sometimes scattered.


  10. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Merchandise Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Merchandise Representative in Birmingham, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Luxottica part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun industry to work in and we're also the biggest competitor in the industry. It's also a lot more fun when this particular company controls about 90% of the sunglasses industry.

    Cons

    Traveling all the time can become overwhelming at times. When you're staying in unfamiliar places it can make one somewhat homesick for their own comfortable bed.

    Advice to Management

    Be more resonant with your employees and actually take the time out to acknowledge their hard work and contribution to the company.


  11. "Too much central control"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Global company makes for interesting international opportunities for some
    - Corp HQ quite diverse due to global nature of the business
    - Multiple brands within the parent company offers diversity of experience
    - Great employee discounts on glasses & sunglasses

    Cons

    - Global HQ in Milan calls the shots for the really important stuff
    - People don't seem to be having "fun" & tend to complain
    - Pressure on financial results seems to be at the expense of innovation

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more openly with employees - happens until a certain level of senior management, but even they seem to be in the dark of what the topmost echelon is thinking



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