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Vision Express Reviews

Updated October 5, 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. "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


  5. "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


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. 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.


  9. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Optical Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Optical Assistant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good career progression if you want.

    Cons

    Working Sundays - difficult to 'look busy' when the store is always empty.

    Advice to Management

    Close Sundays.


  10. "Avoid management positions!!! 3 years management service"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Bromley, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Store Manager in Bromley, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vision Express full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great training programs for those who want to learn. Fantastic employee discount especially if you wear glasses. Nice uniform. Easy dispensing system.

    Cons

    Above management level the company is rife with a blame culture, lack of support, understanding or appreciation for front line staff and management. The decision makers refuse to admit their mistakes and the consequences of their actions but instead shift blame onto the people that work hardest to make the business a success. They used to be a great company to work for but in their quest to compete with budget chains have devalued their image, public perception and the staff that work so hard for them. Some stores have cliques and if you don't fit in it can be difficult. No realistic bonus scheme or incentives anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Value your staff and take responsibility for your decisions! If you want to make radical changes consult your staff they will give you valuable advice on how to implement them without alienating your customers and staff!


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