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Good for students, Good management team
Assistant Optician/Sales associate (Part-time) (Former Employee), Sherwood Park, ABJune 6, 2014
- Dispensed frames/Pre-exam procedures (PD, pressures, etc.)
- Office tasks including filing patient orders, word processing and coordinating appointments
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Staff recognized the talent & respected the way I did things even if it wasn't how they would do it.
Frames Consultant/Sales Associate (Former Employee), Barrie, ONApril 21, 2014
Pros: healthy mental work environment
Cons: not enough hours
The Pearle Vision store located in the Georgian Mall has an awesome staff where customer service still reigns! The values and work ethics of the staff was a good match for me. I was the only employee that was not an optician but everyone helped me, without hesitation, when I had questions to further understand the business. Management was respectful – more... of others and she was strong in her position. The hardest part of the job was the computer system which was temperamental. The customers were great and I enjoyed servicing them. In my 25 years of retail experience, it was the best job I ever had. – less
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Never a dull moment.
Licensed Dispensing Optician (Former Employee), Halifax, NSFebruary 26, 2013
Pros: beautiful eyewear for good price.
Cons: mall hours.
An overall great place to work. Management very approachable.
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Very professional place
Sales Representative (Former Employee), Oakbrook Terrace, ILOctober 6, 2014
Pros: environment
Cons: short breaks
This place was always professional and very good paying, a lot of hard work but it is something new to learn.
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Company with long, respected history in the optometric field
Lead Lab Associate/Optician (Former Employee), Bloomsburg, PASeptember 26, 2014
Pros: great training programs, path for management
Cons: monetary goal-driven, mall hours
Company focuses on retail end of the optometry industry. Employees expected to meet store goals and salary based on commission.
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fun group to work with
Optician (Current Employee), Arlington, TXSeptember 25, 2014
its a family base office. we are on a first name basis with the patients. Co-worker are fun to work with. small office great location. no drama
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Not a bad place to work
Sales Associate/ Doctor Assistant (Former Employee), Victor, NYSeptember 22, 2014
Pros: discounted eyewear
Cons: not much opportunity to advance
Learned valuable people skills. Co-workers were easy to get along with for the most part.
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Customer service and good knowledge of the products are very important.
Licensed Optician (Former Employee), Providence, RISeptember 20, 2014
Pros: meeting people.
Cons: trying to satisfy every customer was a difficult challenge.
I started out as an apprentice Optician and Pearle Vision provided education classes to help me obtain my licenses. I had great coworkers and we managed to have fun while working in a very busy store. My co workers and management were very helpful when iy=t came to learning the optical business,
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Eye Health Group
Optometric Technician (Former Employee), Totowa, NJSeptember 12, 2014
A typical day at work is calling and verifying insurances, scheduling appointments, ordering contact lens, submitting insurances. I've learned a lot dealing with your eye health and insurances. My co-workers were all very energetic. eager to learn and responsible. The most enjoyable part of my job was helping people and screening patients and knowing – more... patients left with a happy experience. – less
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Optician (Former Employee), Irving, TXSeptember 10, 2014
The company was good to me and i thank them for everything they have taught me now im more versatile as far as dispensing and working in the lab
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Very busy
Retail manager (Former Employee), Novi, MISeptember 1, 2014
Pros: sales of the week/month, commute
Cons: holiday weekends
Where we were located, we always had a busy day. Constantly working and approaching customers when needed. Worked a lot of weekends and holidays but managed to consistently raise in sales and become sales of the week.
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Great atmosphere and great employment opportunities
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Jackson, MIAugust 21, 2014
I am looking for a job that is more in my field of study, but I will hopefully be able to stay on part time at Pearle Vision once I have another job. I love what I do, and would recommend this job to motivated individuals.
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A great work enviornment
Optician/Sales Associate (Current Employee), Eynon, PAAugust 20, 2014
Pearle Vision is a nice place to work , they have a great staff that are family oriented and nice to work with.
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Pearle Vision crews in Greeley, Virginia Beach and Norfolk were absolutely terrific.
Dispensing Opticition / Lab Technition (Former Employee), Greeley, COAugust 12, 2014
Pros: vision exams, eye glass discounts
Cons: they are not running labs in their sitores
When I began to work at Pearle I knew I would like it but I did not expect to love it. The people I worked with came to work to produce an award winning product and provide a great service. I also received payment for my time there.
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Worst job I've ever had
optician (Former Employee), portage, miAugust 3, 2014
Pros: compensation was okay, after commission
Cons: literally everything else
If you work at this store, you are not allowed to have anything else going on in your life. Management is a joke, as in it barely exists, except when it comes to the schedule, which is always changing.

Training is nonexistent. You basically have to teach yourself everything, and then it's your fault when you do something wrong because nobody ever taught – more... you how to do it.

No consistency in any aspect - schedule, basic sales tactics, anything.

The company is a joke too. No concern for the well-being of its employees. Pays almost no attention to anything that's happening at the store level.

If you hate cold-calling, you'll hate "pre-appointments" - a tactic that is degrading for the employees who have to make the calls and obnoxious to most patients.

Pay raises and promotions basically don't happen, whatever you're hired in as, anticipate being at that pay and position for a long long time.

Advice to the company: stop turning everything into a power play, actually do your job as a manager, actually treat your employees like people and then MAYBE you won't have such high employee turnover. – less
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a horrible job
Optician (Former Employee), Kalamazoo, MIJuly 19, 2014
Pros: compensation only
Cons: everythng! familty is not an option
for the most part the compensation was great but other than that it was a living heck. management sucked and corporate NEVER took the time to investigate what was going on. they onky cared about the sales
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Great Line Of Work
Optician and Retail Manager (Former Employee), Dallas, TXJuly 19, 2014
I would recomend starting out in a state that does not require a liscense!
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Productive but stressful workplace
Front Desk Receptionist (Former Employee), Melrose Park, ILJune 26, 2014
Pros: discounts
Cons: hourly pay, open on sundays
A typical day at work included many duties, multitasking, doing screenings, and insurance authorizations while only getting paid minimum wage. Co-workers often argued between each other, there was a sense of favoritism with management which increased the tension.
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Small number on staff
Sale Associate (Former Employee), Muncy, PAJune 24, 2014
Assisted customers on frame choices. Learning the different types of vision insurances.
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Great place to work with wonderful co-workers
Sales Associate (Current Employee), Eau Claire, WIJune 23, 2014
Pros: the friendship i made with my co-workers
Cons: the hours
A typical day working at Pearle Vision, there was always something to do. There's always a task that needs to be done or someone needs help finishing a project. Because there is so much to do there is a lot to learn such as; lens material, pretesting, adjustments, selling, prices, and organization. Doing all these tasks can be fun with the co-workers – more... that I had, they helped make the day go by fast. Even with the wonderful co-workers there was some down falls. The hours that we have to work I disliked. Working the late hours and having a family at home always stressed me out. – less

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