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Pearle Vision Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Full time employees receive a free pair of glasses each year for themselves or a dependent (in 3 reviews)

  • Flexible Hours, good work/ student life balance (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No benefits, no paid holidays or vacation (in 7 reviews)

  • Low pay, Luxottica products only (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "optician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Unlicensed Optician in Chesterfield, MO
    Current Employee - Unlicensed Optician in Chesterfield, MO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! Love my co workers.

    Cons

    We are very short staffed right now.


  2. "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Sales Staff in Toms River, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Staff in Toms River, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pearle Vision part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I liked my coworkers there

    Cons

    Management is awful and treats their employees like garbage. The owner would harass and belittle female employees. I worked there 10 years and had to beg for a 15 cent raise. They are selling crappy lenses to customers claiming they're varilux, but they're not!


  3. "I was hired as a spy...."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Licensed Optician in Upper Darby, PA
    Former Employee - Licensed Optician in Upper Darby, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Zero ....I spent over 15 years of my life there and was thrown out like a piece of paper.

    Cons

    I was terminated for something that I was recorded saying without my knowledge. The manager said she didn't feel bad because" you are without chick nor child " meaning I assume because I am Gay without children. All of this is extremely illegal and I am now married and have stepchildren so I guess I am no longer a second class citizen. I could have filed charges on both the manager and the harlot who recorded me but I am a devote Christian . I would tell anyone to steer clear of this very unprofessional place of business.

    Advice to Management

    You can not cure what is wrong with this place unless the whole staff is replaced.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbury, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodbury, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Pearle Vision (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked at a franchise Pearle and it was awesome

    Cons

    Luxottica (the company that owns Pearle) has no idea how the stores operate and their ideas don't always work


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not a fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Issaquah, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearle Vision (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting work -- a lot of activity. The patients were all very nice.

    Cons

    Expectations are way to high for an entry level position. I was the front desk person, making minimum wage and was expected to know the entire job in less than 5 days. I was told that I wasn't allowed to speak to patients (i.e. asking about their day, etc) unless it's business only. No one is happy there. No one smiles and breaks are rarely given.

    Advice to Management

    These folks run a tight ship, but I think it's a little too tight. If you can't talk to the patients, how are you going to sell them glasses? I was told to verify insurance 3 days in advance, but by the time the patient comes in, the authorization is invalid causing more work to be done. The desk should be run by 2 people not just one. The office was so tense, as a patient, I wouldn't spend my money there.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Associate/Manager"

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Manager in Greer, SC
    Former Employee - Sales Associate/Manager in Greer, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pearle Vision (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Continued learning opportunity for running a corporate to a franchise business.

    Cons

    Corporate to franchise=bad. lowered hours, decreased commissions, too many changes as far as software, prices, labs used, processes to follow. Customers never received their eyewear on time. The existing manager from corporate should never have been allowed to keep their position. just an awful degrading experience. Took the roll of Managing because the Gm was on a continued leave of absence for medical condition.

    Advice to Management

    Actually speak to the individuals who can make a difference not blow them off.


  7. "pearle fill in"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Optometrist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Optometrist in New York, NY

    Pros

    total flexibility to practice as you see fit

    Cons

    limited benefits are available to ods


  8. "Excellent staff"

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    Former Employee - Optician/Receptionist in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Optician/Receptionist in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good hours and good chance to get bonus. Great manager

    Cons

    nothing wrong with this store

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Definitely too much corporate oversight"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Portage, MI
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Portage, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -The people you work with
    -The perk of one free pair of glasses a year
    -The perks of winning glasses through contests
    -Decent commission if your store does well
    -Employee discounts
    -Health benefits

    Cons

    -Always trying to cut hours but increase sales
    -Corporate tries to micro manage
    -Computer systems are in-efficient and it takes forever to input a patients information
    -Slow turn around times for lenses which makes customers less than impressed with employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to learn."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Optician in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Optician in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly in-demand brand name frames and sunglasses, easy to use computer ordering system. Some of the most effective managers I've ever had.

    Cons

    Commission began as more generous, then was adjusted store wide, and retail hours were long, as they share shopping mall hours.

    Advice to Management

    Had great managers.


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