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Pearle Vision Reviews

Updated March 8, 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"

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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. "Great place"

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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


  3. "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


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  5. "Maple Grove Pearle Vision"

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    Current Employee - Owner in Maple Grove, MN
    Current Employee - Owner in Maple Grove, MN

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

    Pros

    The Maple Grove Pearle Vision is the #1 store in North America! Why? Our team is what makes us different. We are passionate about our patients' good vision, and about a great work-life balance for our team members. We are a LOCALLY OWNED AND OPERATED business, with our owners onsite working every day.

    Cons

    Expectations are high so that we stay focused on the customer experience. Our team members are all top performers with a passion for vision health and fashion.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going!


  6. "good place to get your feet wet"

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    Former Employee - Team Member/Leader in Selma, TX
    Former Employee - Team Member/Leader in Selma, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    family friendly employer. privately owned

    Cons

    privately owned small company so its hard to advance


  7. "Entrepreneurs Welcome!"

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    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director of Marketing in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    One of the best things about working for Pearle Vision franchise is the ability to chart your own course, work independently and use your entrepreneurial spirit to lead the way.

    Cons

    Often training is not as regular as in some companies. This is a great opportunity for you to take charge, pull yourself up by your own bootstraps and learn from others who are succeeding from within the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Schedule regular ongoing training, not just a big blast of training at the onboarding point. I think this will help keep associates engaged for the long haul.


  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Crystal Lake, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Crystal Lake, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Knowledge at the store

    Cons

    None at this store for now

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good job


  9. "sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great diversity among patients, and coworkers

    Cons

    a little too retail, not as medically inclined as it could be

    Advice to Management

    value your employees, give positive/constructive advice.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Independent practice is the only way to work!"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - General Manager in Arlington, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pearle Vision full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    When you work for an independent doctor, you have more freedom to set goals, schedules and treat opticians the right way. Money comes to those who earn it. Ive never been happier at a job and had less stress once I left the corporate world. Patients really appreciate not being treated like cattle.

    Cons

    Corporate stores like Lenscrafters, America's Best, Sears, etc. have made optics seem like it is an easy profession. Filling prescriptions, diagnosing problems and customer service have gone to the way side by just giving away free stuff and refunds.

    Advice to Management

    Train your employees to do your job as if you weren't going to show up the next day. Everyone should be licensed whether the state requires it or not.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Great, down to earth, place to work"

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    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Tulsa, OK
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It was an independent franchise, so the work environment was small time and not corporate feeling. Very relaxed atmosphere where everyone just did their job. Almost like a small family.

    Cons

    The pay ceiling is low, but that should be expected in a retail store such as this. There is not much to learn, so it did get boring. No real advancement opportunity.



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