Stanton Optical Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2020

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2.3
28%
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Daniel Stanton
117 Ratings
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  • "Horrible upper management, you get no support at all(in 23 reviews)

  • "hours are not great, high turnover rate, benefits are not good at all, call center makes your life a living hell(in 15 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Loved my coworkers"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Stanton Optical full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent pay, the amazing feeling of helping a patient in need, coworkers, overtime.

    Cons

    hours are not great, high turnover rate, benefits are not good at all, call center makes your life a living hell.

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  2. "Stanton Optical"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inventory Specialist in Palm Springs, FL

    I worked at Stanton Optical full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It was a diverse and easy going environment.

    Cons

    The only con was that compensation was pretty low


  3. "Great job, but too pushy on sales"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Patient Coordinator in Carrollton, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Stanton Optical part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Solid way to get entry level experience in the health field

    Cons

    Sales came over patient health and needs

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  4. "ALright"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Lab Tech 

    I worked at Stanton Optical part-time

    Pros

    Paid okay and the people were nice

    Cons

    overworked you and didnt listen to feedback

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  5. "An okay job"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Assistant Sales Manager in Beavercreek, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanton Optical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy to meet patients budgets. Most patients are happy with quality of product. Excellent in store management and direct corporate supervisors are helpful. Commission is fair.

    Cons

    Understaffed and overbooked. Not due to turnover but corporate constantly requiring hours be cut.

  6. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Worst Job I’ve Ever Had"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Stanton Optical full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Liked some of my coworkers. It was probably bonding over shared trauma and dislike of our operations manager.

    Cons

    This company truly does not care about their customers or their employees. Majority of my job was damage control because the labs could not churn out glasses in time. I was being yelled out daily, and I couldn’t blame the customers much of the time. The company doesn’t deliver on estimated dates, and doesn’t issue refunds. Employees cussed and threw things in front of customers. Corporate refused to discipline him until he threatened to bring a gun in. Seriously. Management made fun of employees in front of customers... sometimes encouraging the customer to get in on it. I’ve never been more humiliated or disrespected at a job. With respect to COVID-19, we were laid off with less than 24 hours notice. When it was time to come back, I was told to come back with half of my hours (the hours I was guaranteed in my offer letter) and threatened to be fired when I asked follow up questions. This disrespect came from upper manager, HR, and management in the store. I was directed to lie to customers by supervisors about how long their orders were going to take, and told to call angry customers back with no knowledge of their situations. One of my employees was promoted with promise of a raise. She never received it. She was scheduled full time and never given benefits. Lunches and breaks were sometimes never given. As second in command, there was nothing I could do about it I could go on and on... never work for this company.

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  7. "Too much turnover"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Brand Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Stanton Optical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discounts on prescription eyewear, met some great people there

    Cons

    Commission structure is crap, employer benefits suck, no 401k match, too much management turnover, very little transparency, a lot of backstabbing

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  8. "Company needs improvement"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Brand Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Stanton Optical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation Can make it your own business.

    Cons

    Long hours. Company is very messy.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Culture"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Jensen Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Stanton Optical full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relationships built with co-workers, often felt like trauma bonding but I still learned a lot in business and life from the folks at the store level.

    Cons

    Corporate culture is toxic. I was treated worse there than anything I could have imagined. I was called names, cursed out, and told I was completely incompetent, this from both corporate AND customers (the latter because we were unable to provide real customer service). Upper management often said their favorite movie was 'Boiler Room'. Not just one person, MANY members of the upper managers said this, on completely different occasions. (If you are not familiar check it out. It's about stealing in a criminal stock purchase scheme) Second favorite movie, you ask? Glen Garry, Glen Ross. The CEO told me in our phone interview that he didn't believe in the idea of "work life balance". Should have run screaming. I've been in sales a long time, I've seen some REALLY competitive people do some crazy things, but I was often told at Stanton to do and say anything to close the sale. Really, if you are looking at a management position at Stanton, rent the two movies I mentioned. If those work environments look fun, you have found your perfect job. I wish you the best on your endeavor.

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  10. "Stepping stone job"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Care Coordinator/Optometric Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Stanton Optical full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Depending on location great coworkers.

    Cons

    Pay is below average percent.

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