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National Vision Reviews

Updated September 12, 2017
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National Vision President and CEO L. Reade Fahs
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  • Very philanthropic and good benefits (in 10 reviews)

  • National vision is a great company I work for they take care of their employees (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Lawrenceville, GA
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Lawrenceville, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big Bonus, Benefits, Senior Management looks out for employees

    Cons

    Horrible Department Management. No respect for workers.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to keep good employees when you get them.


  2. "sales associate"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Vision (More than a year)

    Pros

    fun work staff and easy work

    Cons

    hours and salary was terrible

  3. "Eventually you'll starve working here......"

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

    I have been working at National Vision full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful customers. Meet new people everyday

    Cons

    Horrible pay if you are a tenured employee. Joke of a bonus structure. Designed for upper management to prosper and middle management and hourly associates to teeter on the poverty line.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your managers that grew your stores for you instead of only focusing on your new hires. Improve morale by actually paying people a decent amount for the cost of living today, not the 90's.


  4. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Depends on where you are located if your busy all the time or not.

    Cons

    All about pushing sales if you like that


  5. "Don't drink the Kool Aide"

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    Current Employee - Optical Lab Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Optical Lab Technician in Kansas City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at National Vision full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lovely co-workers. Doctors are awesome.
    PTO and bereavement pay a plus.

    Cons

    It is all about sales and very little concern with workers. You are expected to meet sales quotas or face a write up.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Truth Be Told"

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    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Retail Store Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very philanthropic and good benefits

    Cons

    Poor corporate leadership with no integrity

    Advice to Management

    The Company should pay better attention to what the people in the trenches are saying. Too many  in middle management are pulling the wool over your eyes to protect their bonus.

    You are loosing good people who could and would provide you continued success because of middle management (and whomever else is protecting them) because they only wants those who will do their biding.

    I used to think this company was "touchable" that you could reach out when you needed to gain guidance, insight, or if you had an issue. I believed in the  open door policy. I would constantly tell people what a great company it was to work for, how proud I was to be associated with NVI.

    Come to find out, all the words in the weekly address  on "In Touch" and in management training meetings, all the things we were taught, were a ruse to get people to trust and to drink the company kool-aid.  

    Unfortunately for those  of us who dared to voice an opinion, for those of us passionate about making a difference, for those of us who dared to come to upper management with an issue  and say "Hey, they are not treating people right!" ---with honest and appropriate communication (through corporate reps or  on in touch) got us terminated .

    Don't buy it- corporate doesn't care about anything except the bottom line.

    My advice to you is this... If more than one person is telling you the same thing about a specific individual, if there is a lot of unnecessary turn associated with a person, if the same things keeping happening over and over--- look at the common element. Perhaps you should listen to the trenches.  

    I am rating the CEO Reade Fahs as no opinion on here as I feel that he has a lot of potential but he has no response if/when he is made aware of an issue within his own walls.  And his lip service on InTouch with no real life action in the field ;  caused and causes a lot of good, solid, loyal employees to lose or walk away from their jobs. 


  7. "Executive Assistant to Senior Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Duluth, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Vision full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive enough

  8. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at National Vision part-time

    Pros

    Nice company to work for

    Cons

    None at this moment


  9. "Horrible HR Department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at National Vision full-time

    Pros

    Eyewear discount
    Food
    Time off
    Events
    Meetings

    Cons

    Horrible hr leadership
    Lack of development
    Lack of advancement
    Favoritism

    Advice to Management

    If you are a hr professional stay away from this company! The hr team here is horrible. The leadership fails to develop entry level employees and you are reprimanded for speaking your mind. Turnover is high and no one is happy. If you want a Career this is not the place.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place to work"

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    Current Employee - Licensed Optician
    Current Employee - Licensed Optician

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling, lots of paid time off, decent benefits

    Cons

    It's inside of Walmart. Pay is a little below industry standard. There is also a bit of micromanagement.

    Advice to Management

    We've consistently been performing to budget. Stop nitpicking on silly corporate metric stuff like getting customer emails or selling premium product. We're all doing our jobs. On a positive note, thanks for your promptness and feedback in responding to inquiries involving promotions or other company job opportunities.


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