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Stanton Optical Reviews

Updated April 22, 2019
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  • "No strong leadership also very rude upper management" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Call center would continuously give out false information" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Love it here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanton Optical part-time

    Pros

    Stanton optical provides great commission. Great teamwork and an electric atmosphere

    Cons

    A lot of work for the small compensation

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. "Low ethics, no breaks, no lunch, no help from regional manager."

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    Former Employee - Manager-In-Training
    Former Employee - Manager-In-Training
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanton Optical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing old Brand Manager, great customers/affordable glasses

    Cons

    They make you do everything day one. No support from the uppers, no breaks, occasional lunches, 14 hour surprise work days. Do not recommend doing any business. Let this spark fizzle out.

    Advice to Management

    Start with having some infrastructure, and tools for your teams to be successful.

  3. "The most stressful job I have ever had."

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanton Optical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Meet some really great people.

    Cons

    Pay. Commission. Product. District Management. Hours.

    Advice to Management

    People don't quit companies, they quit leaders.


  4. "Terrible company to work for"

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stanton Optical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cheap cost to employees on glasses

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations. Requirements to hit bonus are not achievable. Liars and crooks. The cost of a pair of Nike frames with transition lenses is about $8 but they charge over $800 for it. Ridiculous

    Advice to Management

    Don't lie to people about how you get paid. Have an actual compensation plan that people can actually achieve bonuses


  5. "Still growing"

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    Current Employee - Brand Manager
    Current Employee - Brand Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Stanton Optical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This is a fairly new company still, and they are growing quickly. Lots of room to advance, travel, relocate.

    Cons

    Disorganized, little work life balance, lots of changes with no warning

    Advice to Management

    Figure out your corporate structure, and stop changing so many things at once. Schedule things in advance


  6. "Do not work there"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Hollywood, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Hollywood, FL
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stanton Optical full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It’s an easy job and the office closes at 7pm

    Cons

    HR is a completely joke. They fire people for no reason. They keep irresponsible employees.Commission is only 2% only if you make your weekly goal

    Advice to Management

    Please treat employees with respect.


  7. "Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Current Employee - Sales Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Honestly Stanton is a decent job if you don't have experience in optics or sales. The issue comes about once you flesh out your abilities and spread your wings. They promise fast advancement which is more or less true if you can stomach making such a low wage for so long. The commission structure has been continuously inconsistent and presently tied to store goals the feasibility of which completely depends on your location. So you're potentially stuck maximizing sales and averaging about 14 dollars an hour with commission for work that is easily worth at least 16 before commission. The selling part is easy and fun if you're good. It's the endless systemic company wide issues like the systems imploding and unrealistic goals that get old.

    I honestly value my time here greatly I've learned a ton and I wish I could learn more from qualified and competent sales people. But your experience and mileage entirely vary on location location location.

    Cons

    Variable hours. You sign a full time contract that doesn't seem to count for much though.

    Incentives tied to store goals means if goals are too high or your team is lacking goodbye to decent commission.

    Procedures that tie your hands as a salesperson. They want manager involvement in *every* sale as if that's reasonable or necessary instead of a waste of time.

    Endless rants about the sales process as if it was a biblical truth rather than a tool. You as a sales person differentiate yourself not by how well you do what you're told but by using and adapting all rescources you have to improve your sales. Corporate however, does not want to hear that from you.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your sales people to close the deals themselves and have the freedom to make the deals that need to be done.

     By that same token train them to be hungry and push rather than to tacitly reprimand and threaten endless meaningless unprovoked write ups.

    Be realistic on your goals and facilitate success rather than constantly firing demoting and shuffling management.

    Be more present and approachable in your stores rather than handing down meaningless detached edicts.

  8. "Run..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanton Optical full-time

    Pros

    It's a job. That's about it

    Cons

    Read the other reviews. It's all legitimate

    Advice to Management

    Sell now before the company implodes


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Yikes."

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    Former Employee - "Manager" In Training
    Former Employee - "Manager" In Training
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Stanton Optical full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    coworkers felt the same way about management, so you always had someone to vent to. They were also generally in the same age group as I, so that helped.

    Cons

    Management is full of egotistical jerks who don't care about ripping patients off as long as they hit their numbers and get their commision bonus. They always mislead and made things seem better then they actually were, all with the false pretense of things being worth all the trouble. It was never worth the stress and snide remarks from the managers.

    Advice to Management

    Get the stick out of your butt and pay attention to what your employees are asking for.


  10. "Brand Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanton Optical full-time

    Pros

    Great commission and bonus payouts.

    Cons

    Too many lab errors and too many functioning issues with current POS