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Visionworks Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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Pros
  • You get a free pair of glasses after working there for a certain amount of time (in 15 reviews)

  • Fun coworkers and good benefits (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Terrible management upper management is terrible (in 33 reviews)

  • Each store doesn't have enough hours to make most of their employees full time, so if part timers want to become (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to learn"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Licensed General Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Licensed General Manager in Syracuse, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Visionworks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive, exciting, rewarding, fun, professional

    Cons

    overwhelming work load, unrealistic expectations of managers

    Advice to Management

    put the employees and management first


  2. "General Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Visionworks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great vacation and sick plan, and free eyewear

    Cons

    Lots of hours, low pay, more and more tasks added, short staffed, inexperienced bosses. High turnover. No work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Treat your GMs like you want your customers treated. Truly live by your " core values "

  3. "Third-key manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Third Key Manager
    Current Employee - Third Key Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Commission based pay as well as a competitive salary.

    Cons

    Hours vary widely on a schedule


  4. Helpful (1)

    "OD Tech/Optician"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Od Tech in La Crosse, WI
    Former Employee - Od Tech in La Crosse, WI
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Visionworks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun co-workers; so/so benefits; free glasses once a year; opportunity to learn about the eyes.

    Cons

    Extremely pushy towards money goals. Not very good upper-management, and co-workers can be catty.

    Advice to Management

    Better pay, benefits, and incentives. More focus on creating an ethical company rather than profits and constantly changing things that do not need to be changed.


  5. "Eye Wear specialist"

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

    I worked at Visionworks part-time

    Pros

    Good Hours
    Easy Money

    Cons

    Don't have ridiculous sale goals


  6. "General Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Visionworks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    benefits are good, free eyewear

    Cons

    Working nights and weekends


  7. "Dispenser"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Visionworks full-time

    Pros

    Work as a team, management is extremely helpful

    Cons

    Not enough employees working per shift

  8. "Great job, great career"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager in Joplin, MO
    Current Employee - General Manager in Joplin, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Visionworks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salaried employees only work 40 hours a week.
    Free eye wear.
    Good leadership in the middle management section.
    New experiences and learning opportunities each day.

    Cons

    Having to work nights and weekends.
    Selling eye wear may not be for everybody.
    Some may feel pressured to meet sales expecations

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support your store teams, give more responsibilities to retail supervisors to prepare them to step into the general manager role when needed.


  9. "Okay place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Third Key in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Third Key in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Visionworks part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for part time work got paid vacation

    Cons

    Terrible management upper management is terrible


  10. Helpful (2)

    "They are very corporate, not very concerned with the well being of their employees."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - OD Coordinator in Westminster, MD
    Former Employee - OD Coordinator in Westminster, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They give great vision benefits and incentives for commission. You also get to help a lot of people with their vision options.

    Cons

    They were not concerned about how busy it got and how stretched thin their employees were trying to answer phones and care for customers in the store.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they say that theu have too much on their plate.


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