Optician (Former Employee), Crest Hill, IL – December 4, 2013
Cons: horrible! i will never work for pearle again!
Do not work for this franchise is all I can say I have a list of reasons. They are always hiring because just like with patients they cannot keep employees. Go to Rip Off Reports site and search Rory Zimney. They bounce employee checks and cannot keep up with their bills. Mangement is a joke! They claim to sell essilor products when it really is nothing – more... more then poly and low grade anti reflective coatings they pay 5 dollars a lense for. – less
CUSTOMER SERVICE TECHNICIAN (Former Employee), Dallas tx – October 3, 2013
* A typical day at work - not enough work * I learned that you can always people that you can't please everyone that you work with. * Management was okay could have been better * My co-workers some of them were great some of them were was horrible at times. * The hardest part of the job was nothing really because I did my job like I was suppose to as – more... I was told to do, and went home when i finished my job. * The most enjoyable part of the job was the customers that came in and I had a smile on my face reguardless what was going on. – less
Optician & Dr. Assistant (Current Employee), Woodbury, MN – September 20, 2013
I have learned so much at this location. I have learned a lot about the management side of things and insurance billing and details. I always enjoy the regular customers that come in and chatting with them.
SALES OPTICIAN (Former Employee), Stamford, CT – September 13, 2013
I can say that I really enjoyed coming to work in the morning, not many people can say that about their job. I learned many valuable lessons, from dealing with sales to making sure the customer was satisfied. Also, all types of insurance verification, Example : Aetna, Eyemed, Blue vision, Davis vision. I learned about all the different materials that – more... lens can be made of. I learned how to recommend to the patient what type of lens would be better to go with after looking at a prescription written from an optometrist. I learned how to communicate head on with a Doctor to make sure the patient received exactly what they came looking for. My co - workers were the best, after a while they became my second family. All in all there was no hard part about my job, the worst part was leaving my second family. – less
Pros: doctor does buy alot of our lunches and takes us to places for a little fun outside the office.
Cons: there is alot of micro managing and we feel as if we walk on egg shells.
The owner of the facility is a great doctor to work for. She is fair and can talk to you as an equal. The manager of the buisness is a good manager as far as controlling daily sales and pricing accordingly, but, does not believes in total customer service as a whole. She is rude and very controling to what you can even do when off the clock. Employees – more... are not treated equaly. Everyone has a different set of rules what goes for one doesn't go for the other. There is no team work in this store. If someone needs help or behind you are not to bother or try to help. We are a very busy location and we do a great job providing the best product for the patient and the doctor has a great following of patients. Sorry to say there is no chance for growth or increase in pay and the only benefit is one week vacation after a year. The co-workers either bring their personal life into the office or get very stressed when the least little busy. My favorite part is being able to go in the lab and cut glasses. To much grief out on the floor. – less
A company that can offer transfers throughout the US
Store Manager (Former Employee), Green Bay, WI – August 11, 2013
Pros: nation wide able to transfer
Cons: retail hours and open holidays.
The company has a great training program and offers advancement opportunities. It is part of a huge employer that has 6 divisions so you have the opportunity to grow within the organization. The hours are retail and open almost all holidays and the benefits are average.
Optician (Former Employee), Cleveland, TN – August 8, 2013
Pros: bonus system.
Cons: no breaks when we were slammed! sometimes it was feast or famin.
Steady flow of patients making the day go by fast. Always something new to learn each day, never a dull moment. Worked mostly unsupervised. Everyone was crossed trained on all phases of work to complete the day. Hardest part of the job was trying to help numerous patients when we were at peak times. Most enjoyable was a feeling of accomplishment when – more... we had a bonus week. – less
Optician (Current Employee), Melrose Park, IL – July 20, 2013
Work is a very busy, fast paced that keeps us going. We are opened from 930-9 Monday-Friday Saturdays from 9-530 and Sundays 12-5 we are one of the busiest locations. We keep the place moving, The staff all have well over 7 years or more there. We are all dedicated employees. I've learned open and end questions and have increased my incentives/sales – more... by implementing assumptive selling, I am hard working and committed. – less
Sales Associate (Former Employee), Newark, DE – July 8, 2013
Pros: great work environment. good benefits
This was fun job. It was mainly about sales in a retail store. I loved this job and left when i relocated to Atlanta from Delaware.
I had daily contacts with customers and help them with their needs. I really learned the art of retail in this job. I had the best manager and co-workers. We all got along very well. We were all students attending college – more... at the time. – less
Supervisor (Former Employee), Dallas, TX – May 7, 2013
Pros: bonuses, employee appreciation and recognition
More than adequate training, including ongoing training. Entire management team worked collectively to achieve maximum site performance. I entered the industry with no experience and left with knowledge of every aspect of the business.