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Updated December 26, 2017
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  1. "Overall review"

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    Former Employee - Optometrist in Hesperia, CA
    Former Employee - Optometrist in Hesperia, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Vision Express (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The staff is always very professional and friendly. I thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone.

    Cons

    I never had a bad experience while working there.


  2. "dockworker"

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    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Harrison, NJ
    Former Employee - Dock Worker in Harrison, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vision Express part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you get a better understanding of material handling's work exprience

    Cons

    they pay vs. the hours were bad

  3. "Final"

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    Former Employee - Retail Optical Assistant in Huntington Park, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Retail Optical Assistant in Huntington Park, Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vision Express (Less than a year)

    Pros

    As a younger person with no experience you will be sure get on well, to work as a post graduate whilst saving towards your career this would be ok

    Cons

    Long hours, late finishes, no extra pay, late lunches

    Advice to Management

    Learn some people skills and how to listen, follow through on training and don't ignore staff when they say they need extra training. Don't leave it to staff to struggle and then blame them.for errors


  4. "Over worked & underpaid....."

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    Former Employee - Optical Assistant in Cwmbran, Wales (UK)
    Former Employee - Optical Assistant in Cwmbran, Wales (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vision Express part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I cannot think of a single one! I just don't know why I stayed so long. Lack of confidence, probably, but I can honestly say I am so much happier since leaving. Best thing I ever did.

    Cons

    Short staffed, you do not get paid for staying late/starting early and when you leave they deduct money from your pay, hoping you will not notice. Difficult to take a break as it's so short staffed. The job involves carrying out duties which an optometrist should be doing, yet the optometrist gets paid do less! Some optometrists treat the staff like dirt - there is no teamwork and optometrists do not help staff, even when they aren't busy - and that culture is tolerated in such a big company! Career advancement is never talked about. Pay rises have been nonexistent since the minimum wage was introduced and all bonus was cut then.

    Advice to Management

    Your regional managers could at least make a courtesy phone call to staff when they leave after several years of faithful employment. Nothing from Vision Express, not even a thank you. My advice to all remaining staff is to get out now.


  5. "Would not recommend roles within HR/Recruitment"

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

    I worked at Vision Express full-time

    Pros

    Pleasant office facilities, modern building

    Cons

    Poor remuneration within market
    Cannot retain staff within HR/Recruitment - so something is amiss
    Very clique-y within certain departments, makes being a new starter more difficult when you feel like an outsider from day 1
    It is like being at school

    Advice to Management

    Look at your HR/Recruitment teams - you are constantly losing people in this area


  6. "Advitised as a retial job - far from it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vision Express full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    discount on glasses and contact lenses

    Cons

    long hours... working with minimum staff


  7. "Vision Express"

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    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Personal Assistant in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vision Express full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice bright building. Friendly reception staff, onsite parking

    Cons

    Work life balance, expectation to work longer hours with no payment contrary to contact. No training or induction for new starters. Values and behaviour mean nothing to anybody in the business

    Advice to Management

    Take an interest in your staff/ live your values and behaviour by valuing you staff by great leadership. Invest time in your staff and you will reap the rewards

  8. "Optical Assistant"

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

    I worked at Vision Express full-time

    Pros

    Excellent training, stimulating job to work in

    Cons

    Poor management, left to fend for ourselves a lot of the time, poor pay


  9. "Awful company"

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

    I worked at Vision Express full-time

    Pros

    I can't tell anything good from this company

    Cons

    Vision Express is one of the other company that that I worked they were really bossy and the only things they think is just selling and not valuing staff


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Don't do it you'll regret it"

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

    I have been working at Vision Express full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    My test room was heated

    Cons

    You will be beaten with your conversion rate on a daily basis. It is a truly miserable place to work.


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