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Safilo Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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Luisa Delgado
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Pros
  • Company has great reputation in the industry, but could definitely use a little modernization (in 4 reviews)

  • Absolutely no pros I can think of (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • The new CEO and top management talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk (in 4 reviews)

  • Ping Pong Attitude when it comes to responsibility, makes absolutely no sense to work for leaders who would not stand for you (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Nice place to work."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends

    Pros

    Flexible, competitive pay, nice benefits, friendly atmosphere, not too stressful, accommodating.

    Cons

    As a graphic designer, you will learn very little. No upward mobility, the job is boring, mostly production work. Not creative.

    Advice to Management

    I liked the management, and other employees. The people there seem very nice at all levels.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Merchandiser"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Retail Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Make your own hours. Good enough pay. Plus commission.

    Cons

    Not too much room for advancement at all!! This is where you will be.

  3. "great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great ppl..great place to work and great boss

    Cons

    Changes changes and more changes....never know whats next


  4. "Safilo Usa"

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    Former Employee - Account Corporate Coordinator in Lake Parsippany, NJ
    Former Employee - Account Corporate Coordinator in Lake Parsippany, NJ

    Pros

    Great company and friendly staff

    Cons

    No cons it a great company I enjoy working for this company


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Providence, RI
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Providence, RI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great lines great reputation old company lots of respect

    Cons

    Management changes all out of Italy

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "very interesting company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Padova (Italy)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Padova (Italy)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company wants to approach the future, there are many initiatives and projects, many people that want innovations.

    Cons

    Too many initiatives in same time scare people.

    Advice to Management

    Be more caute to take decision, before to start new initiatives see current situation and balance opportunely


  7. "Account Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Vestavia, AL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Vestavia, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independent contractor, flexible hours, travel is a must

    Cons

    Independent contractor, no benefits, not a stable environment, no reimbursement, file your own taxes

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Parsippany, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working as a team with great people. Seeing employees’ personal development and progress along with some getting promotions as a result of their efforts.

    Cons

    Going through changes as an organization can be challenging. For the most part I see this as being a good thing and exciting but not everyone feels this way. If you like things to stay as they were and don't value innovation and new then this is not this place for you. But if you are challenged by new, want to be a part of changing what's outdated and old then this is the place for you. This con is a matter of individual perspective.

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving processes to build a stronger company. Share all the why's to help those who struggle more with change. No such thing as too much information.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Safilo is going through many changes right now - all positive. Without change one becomes stale; this is true for a company as well as an individual. I have been with several companies and never have I met more passionate and caring people. If you are new everyone wants to know who you are and welcomes you. This is thanks to all the employees that have been devoted to Safilo for so long.
    We have put into place new processes so that our employees can grow. Safilo recognizes its employees and takes the steps to develop the full potential of their employees. We have in place a performance management process that helps managers achieve the goal of getting the best from their employees.
    We have established relationships with local universities. We have a relationship with Special Olympics. We have amazing brands. We have career paths for our employees and give them the opportunity to grow. We have very generous benefits. We have an onsite cafeteria. We organize internal events, most recently Take Our Children to Work Day.

    Cons

    Some employees find the rapid change challenging. Safilo has become a company where you "wear many hats" vs. before you wore one. If you do not find an entrepreneurial environment exciting then this may not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    It is understandable to expect employees to react to change since the process of change involves going from the known to the unknown. Continue to have Town Hall Meetings. Continue to have breakfast meetings. Continue to support your employees and continue to encourage them to participate, in the decision making, with what works, what needs to stop, and what we need to introduce.


  10. "Territory manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brands, flexible schedule, good compensation program, good family work schedule. Always something new around the corner. Great training and people you work with.

    Cons

    Loss of key management, changing the how you qualify for bonus. Limited communication up th chain of command . Top down management do not listen to the needs in the field

    Advice to Management

    Customers come first


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