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Updated July 12, 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
  • No raises unless you threaten to quit, if you get a bad district manager your job will be hellish (in 12 reviews)

  • Upper management , DM' s with poor communication (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "Keeping going. This company will fail"

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

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

    Pros

    Not many pros. Free eyewear maybe

    Cons

    Upper management , DM' s with poor communication!

    Advice to Management

    Treat your good employees fair !

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Run far away!"

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    Former Employee - Licensed Optician in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Licensed Optician in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at U.S. Vision full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros for this company@

    Cons

    The most toxic miserble place to work. The people that work hard are the ones who get fired while the slackers just cruise through. The nepotism is company wide and the people in the home office are miserble, nasty individuals. They on many occasions take away your 401k match and don't expect to ever get a raise! They cut your hours regularly and good luck with getting someone to cover your vacation or if you have an emergency, there's no one to cover.

    Advice to Management

    The CEO should resign as well as most of the management. If you dont care to train or about your people, then you shouldn't be there


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Hostile work environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendora, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendora, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent PTO, good co-workers, JCP discount

    Cons

    Hostile work environment, managers calls employees idiots, two faced management, no learning or growth opportunities, have to work in the lab one day a week for 16 weeks a year, low pay, terrible benefits, no 401k match, constant turnover, everything done through Excel, no software to learn from or use

    Advice to Management

    Need to do a 180 on corporate culture and fire abusive or ineffective management, treat employees like human beings and stop sending corporate employees to the lab as free labor


  10. "Optician"

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    Former Employee - Optician
    Former Employee - Optician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The way management is being run now.... None

    Cons

    Loss of 12 out of 22 store managers in a district in 7 months should be saying enough. No reviews and no raises ever since start date. Untrained upper management that have no idea on how to run an optical department. Total workplace harassment by district management. Can not logically access goals of prior year vs current year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep an eye on your district management. Carefully look and the numbers and access each store acordingly. If there is a high employee turnover rate, ask yourself why.


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