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U.S. Vision Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Employee discount on glasses is amazing (in 4 reviews)

  • Great atmosphere, great people to work with, management very employee oriented (monthly free lunches, contests, etc (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Awful lab support(nonexistent) and upper management could care less that you live paycheck to paycheck (in 9 reviews)

  • Overtime is mandatory when they ask (Which is 2-3 times a week and almost every saturday) so if you can't do it don't bother applying (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "A Great Place to Grow"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Vision full-time

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is better than any other company I've experienced.
    Advancement and development opportunities are out there for those looking to grow in their career.
    Teamwork amongst fellow employees.
    Autonomy to make decisions that directly affect your business.
    Rewarded for a job well done.
    Culture is shifting and it is a great time to be a part of the change.

    Cons

    Less than desireable systems/IT however, there are upgrades happening currently at the store level.
    Turnover at the store and district levels.


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Vision full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free eyewear and discounts in host stote

    Cons

    None, nada, nothing but headaches in this host store environment

    Advice to Management

    Quit your jobs and let someone take over who knows how to run a company

  3. "Don't think you will get a raise"

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    Current Employee - Optician in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Optician in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at U.S. Vision full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good entry-level optical position that will help you learn about optics.

    Cons

    Awful lab support(nonexistent) and upper management could care less that you live paycheck to paycheck.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the salary of the CEO 50% and ADVERTISE!


  4. "Lab support"

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

    I worked at U.S. Vision full-time

    Pros

    Discount glasses, free meal once a month

    Cons

    Low pay, no career development

    Advice to Management

    Not worth it because they won't listen. They make you take a hair drug test for a bottom of the barrel job.


  5. "Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at U.S. Vision full-time

    Pros

    flexibility, co - workers, perks, work

    Cons

    advancement opportunities are very limited


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Stay far away!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at U.S. Vision full-time

    Pros

    No good reason to work for US Vision

    Cons

    Very bad upper management. Very high turnover.


  7. "Worst place in Optical"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taylor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taylor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Vision full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay for a manager was pretty good.

    Cons

    Corporation is full of "good old boys" and women get zero respect.

    Advice to Management

    None, they wouldn't listen anyway.

  8. "Former Optech"

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    Former Employee - Optech in Dover, DE
    Former Employee - Optech in Dover, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Vision part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The sale events and my coworkers were the reason I stayed as long as I did.

    Cons

    There is not much opportunity for mobility. The company changed the pay structure which greatly affected part-time workers.

    Advice to Management

    Hire internally before seeking others.


  9. "It's ok for recent graduates"

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    Current Employee - Greeter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Greeter in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discount on glasses, free BJ membership, flexible hours.

    Cons

    No benefits for part-timers, lots of corporate BS.


  10. "Life is better now that I'm gone."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Vision full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I stayed with the company for so long because my friends and I had to support ourselves in our misery.

    Cons

    Nepotism runs rampant.

    If you're not thin, pretty, or basically perfect, you don't get promoted. You get a bunch of corporate bs and stay stuck.

    Forget about taking concerns to your supervisor. You'll be black-balled. And the passive-aggressiveness is extremely palpable.

    Cutting payroll year after year for your front-line employees and then expecting better results than the year before is completely ridiculous. The business model is outdated and just plain poor. And don't even get me started on the "lab"...(I use that term very loosely)

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you know how to play the corporate game. And even if you know how to play, still watch your back and trust no one.


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