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National Vision Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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National Vision President and CEO L. Reade Fahs
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Pros
  • Customer service oriented, ability to offer affordable eyewear to the masses, good benefits, comparable pay, future growth potential (in 9 reviews)

  • National vision is a great company I work for they take care of their employees (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is pretty good, but at times still operates like a small company (in 11 reviews)

  • District manager was hard to work for (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mooresville, NC

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great Opportunities for advancement, Set Goals for each store and employee.

    Cons

    Making your weekly budget per person


  2. "Low pay, low praise"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Customers appreciate you. The stores are new and clean. Chairs are comfortable. The air conditioning is cold. There's a break room.

    Cons

    45 hour weeks, nit-picking. Lots of demeaning treatment from corporate.
    No room for advancement above GM. Lots of catty behavior in corporate. Little support or appreciation.


  3. "Store manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Redding, CA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Redding, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best at taking care of customers needs, features,benefits, Team players very professional.

    Cons

    The fact that they are closed on sundays

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Watch your back"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at National Vision part-time

    Pros

    The discounts for you an your family and friends.the eye dr is amazing ...

    Cons

    Very petty work environment and alot of gossip between coworkers. Management is hard to get along with. If you are an optician expect to have all responsibilities placed upon your and if anybody makes a mistake management will repremando the optician on shift.nor flexibility or regularity to the schedule. If promised a set schedule expect it to be broken and don't ever expect a raise 7 years and 21 cents .

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to watch your back this particular store is full of liariding and petty people donot make promises you can't keep


  6. "Optical Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Optical Store Manager in El Paso, TX
    Former Employee - Optical Store Manager in El Paso, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company cares about the average joe. Pricing is low and affordable

    Cons

    Upper management expects 7 days a week work with no days off

    Advice to Management

    Give store managers chance to run their stores as they need to


  7. "Too maney trainer's all train you differently."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The insurance is good, paid holidays, sick time, closed on Sundays.
    The CEO is awesome, too bad he doesn't see or know the real way his employees are treated!

    Cons

    If you want to play games with peoples life's this would be a great job for you, it's all smoke and mirrors.
    It's like high school!

    Advice to Management

    You are opening too maney store's greed is a two edge sword, I feel in 5 years you will be closings just as maney as you opened.
    When the public finds out you send jobs to mexico and japan to be made over well....
    Stop the RM's abuse!
    You are selling 20 year old technology in lenses!


  8. "Assistant Eyeglass Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. They stand behind their Vision, Mission & Values.

    Cons

    Not the best health insurance options, great dental.


  9. "Not a lot of room for advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Customer Care Representative in Duluth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Supervisors and middle management were good to employees

    Cons

    Upper level management were control freaks and rude.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you know what each other are doing.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "company outgrown its sr management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Duluth, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Duluth, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    location is good and there was hope once purchased by kkr new building at least not in an old walmart building anymore

    Cons

    benefits/money stay with senior management. disparity in the way bonus and insurance is set up. a core group of people who run the company like a small business non existent HR that holds zero accountability to represent anyone other than management. No regard to running a company as a public company blatant misuse of power and funds.

    Advice to Management

    KKR needs to take a deeper look at the management of this company. It would be much more successful with some leadership changes.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "LOVE THIS COMPANY!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - A Grateful Employee in Duluth, GA
    Current Employee - A Grateful Employee in Duluth, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The growth that this company continues to embark upon, highlights the core strength of the company (it's people) and the vision of the well respected leadership here! Very lucky to be a part of this well oiled machine!

    Cons

    None to mention at this time



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