Compare Specsavers vs Optical Express BETA

See how working at Specsavers vs. Optical Express compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Specsavers vs. Optical Express. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Specsavers

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Optical Express

Employee Ratings

  • Specsavers scored higher in 1 area: CEO Approval.
  • Optical Express scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Culture & Values.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.3
(based on 597 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.6
(based on 288 reviews)
Optical Express employees rated their Overall Rating 0.3 higher than Specsavers employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.4
Career Opportunities
3.6
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
3.5
Optical Express employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.7 higher than Specsavers employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.2
Work-life balance
3.6
Optical Express employees rated their Work-life balance 0.4 higher than Specsavers employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
2.8
Senior Management
3.4
Optical Express employees rated their Senior Management 0.6 higher than Specsavers employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Culture & Values
3.4
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Specsavers Ceo Doug Perkins
79%
79%Doug Perkins
Specsavers employees rated their CEO Approval 12% higher than Optical Express employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
Optical Express Ceo David Moulsdale
67%
67%David Moulsdale
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
55%
% Recommend to a friend
66%
Optical Express employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 11% higher than Specsavers employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
44%
Positive Business Outlook
56%
Optical Express employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 13% higher than Specsavers employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Specsavers has 339 more total submitted salaries than Optical Express.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Optical Assistant60 Salaries
£16,110/yr
Optical Advisor7 Salaries
£16,653/yr
Store Manager8 Salaries
£24,483/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Optical Assistant8 Salaries
£15,337/yr
Patient Advisor11 Salaries
£18,136/yr
Store Manager10 Salaries
£24,417/yr

What Employees Say

  • Specsavers had 9 more reviews than Optical Express that mentioned "Great team" as a Pro.
  • Specsavers had 29 more reviews than Optical Express that mentioned "Minimum wage" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Great team"(in 23 reviews)
"Good team"(in 20 reviews)
Pros
"Great team"(in 14 reviews)
"Senior management"(in 12 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Minimum wage"(in 39 reviews)
"Low pay"(in 20 reviews)
Cons
"Senior management"(in 16 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 10 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - Business Analyst

I have been working at Specsavers full-time

Pros

Competitive salary and rewards. Fantastic year on year growth for the last 35 years. Opportunities for travel and relocation across the globe.

Cons

While the surroundings are lovely, Whiteley is a terrible location for an office with no public transport links. I feel that the partnership model that has made it such a success in the past, will... really hinder the company in the near future as the company needs to rapidly adapt to the digital world we find ourselves in rather than focusing all its efforts on the physical retail stores.

Advice to Management

The world is moving on fast, especially within retail. Specsavers focus too much on the partnerships and store infrastructure and while this is a great strength its getting harder and harder to... continue to grow as they have done in the last 35 years. Its time to focus on the Opportunities and Treats of the SWOT analysis and prepare for the digital world. Maybe we might consider the store network a Weakness in the future as it continues to take focus away from building for the future.

Current Employee - Outbound Sales Agent

I have been working at Optical Express part-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Working with great team leaders that motivate you on a Daily basis to hitting your targets. Friendly place. Nice atmosphere

Cons

To be honest nothing really.

Advice to Management

Keep doing a great job. Senior managers -amazing Team leaders- Brilliant Staff- Friendly

Job Postings

Specsavers has 276 more recently posted open jobs than Optical Express.