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Pearle Vision Reviews

Updated April 14, 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. "Maple Grove Pearle Vision"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  2. "good place to get your feet wet"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "Entrepreneurs Welcome!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Optician Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cottontown, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cottontown, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pearle Vision (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, friendly staff, very upbeat.

    Cons

    Didn't have a lab so we slower in making glasses than other stores.

    Advice to Management

    Buy the tools needed to catch up with competition vs sending everything off to a lab in Dallas.


  6. "Optical sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Optical Sales in Middletown, NJ
    Former Employee - Optical Sales in Middletown, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Developed friends from customers and family from Co workers. Learned all aspects of business from ground up.

    Cons

    None that doesn't come with any retail position. I just adapt :)


  7. "Optician/sales associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Apprentice Optician in Panama City Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Apprentice Optician in Panama City Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great hours. Paid weekly. Worked in Panama City beach, Fl. Nice location and meet really nice customers and coworkers in passing (due to the high turnover)

    Cons

    The denese manager was horrific. Megalomaniac on steroids extremely high turner over. No one lasted more than 90 days. The owner showed absolutely no interest in his staff. Not even the consideration of greeting them

    Advice to Management

    Asking the employees one on one about their concerns. At least pretend you're concern with the high turnover. Don't talk my word for it. I challenge you to contact previous employees and asked them why they left


  8. "Pearle Vision, Grand Rapids,Mi."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people there were very nice to work with. The yearly perks of a free exam and pair of glasses as well as additional discounts for employees were definitely a plus! The manager (at the Kentwood location) does her best to work with part timers around their class schedules and family needs.

    Cons

    As many of the Pearle Visions in Michigan are becoming franchises, the management was in a major flux when I left. Salary, benefits, and perks were changing. Personnel is in constant change.

    Advice to Management

    More communication with the employees. Allow immediate manager to bring us details of upcoming changes in advance of the actual change. Allow employees to have input on changes that can further grow team building, thus furthering better sales.


  9. "Dead end job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Exton, PA
    Current Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Exton, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    coworkers and dealing with nice customers

    Cons

    Franchise pearle vision is unprofessional. They want to overwork few employees to avoid hiring new people and keep pay roll low. No chance of calling off for emergencies because there arent enough employees to cover the shift. No benefits, no paid holidays or vacation. Dead end job.


  10. "receptionist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in New Brunswick, NJ
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in New Brunswick, NJ
    Recommends

    I worked at Pearle Vision full-time

    Pros

    good starter job for future positions

    Cons

    does not pay well, no growth in company


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Store Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Fajardo, PR
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Fajardo, PR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Benefits is real good! Medical Insurence is the best MCS.

    Cons

    The new persons administrative company is very poor, lier, no integrity.


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