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Updated February 8, 2017
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  • Always feel like upper management is looking to catch you doing something (in 27 reviews)

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

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  1. "Easy Job"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Too much central control"

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    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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    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.


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  5. "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.


  6. "Store manager"

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    Former Employee - Sunglass Hut Store Manager
    Former Employee - Sunglass Hut Store Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sunglasses are fun everyone wears them. All the latest trends.
    Free pair on 1 year anniversary. Free Vision insurance.
    Meeting and working with new customers daily.

    Cons

    A lot of micro management. No follow through with upper management. NO work life balance. Pay is horrible with pennies to dollar raises. They are not a promote within company. They claim to be but there track record says otherwise. The turnover is out of control, along with the shoplifting. ALOT OF DRAMA IN UPPER Management. If they don't like you BEWARE !!!

    Advice to Management

    They DO NOT PROMOTE WITHIN
    HORRIBLE PAY


  7. "Very typical retail company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Luxottica full-time

    Pros

    Sometimes flexible work schedule, some PTO, relatively easy work

    Cons

    Many treated like another number, not a valued member of the team, company changing relevant rules frequently, nepotism, hard to hire stores, they like to put two Sunglass huts in the same mall or very close in proximity, customers may be difficult to deal with since it is a luxury store (attracts low income and rich elitists alike, not just reasonable upper middle class)

    Advice to Management

    More consistent treatment of all employees. It seems that some are favored more than others from being fake and kissing up.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Luxottica full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to become licensed and make a very good hourly wage.
    Immediate management is very experienced, knowledgeable, and accommodating.

    Cons

    Senior/upper management and the company as a whole can be rather contradictory. It feels like a few of their ideas/mantras are not in line.
    Also, the manner in which they

    Advice to Management

    With the responsibility that comes with the work of an optician, they would be well-served to increase their starting hourly rate.
    Also, if they are going to offer reimbursement for going to school to become a licensed optician, the policy needs to be adjusted to make it more manageable.


  9. "Not the worst job ever"

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    Former Employee - Senior Instructional Designer in Beavercreek, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Instructional Designer in Beavercreek, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A progressive company with outstanding benefits where employees are given time and encouragement to give back to the community.

    Cons

    Pay on the low side of the curve. Extreme deadline pressure. Occasionally rudderless management. Lack of internal transparency when considering layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Should better align local management with global vision. More consistent focus at the local level. Better pay for field associates.


  10. "General Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Luxottica full-time

    Pros

    My regional managers have always been supportive.

    Cons

    Luxottica discontinued its pension plan in 2013 for new hires.


  11. "Product Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    I can t think of any cons



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