Optimax Laser Eye Surgery Specialists Reviews

Updated 28 Feb 2020

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Optimax Laser Eye Surgery Specialists Founder & Proprietor Russell Ambrose (no image)
Russell Ambrose
15 Ratings
  1. "Grateful for the oppurtnity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Advisor in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optimax Laser Eye Surgery Specialists full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I started working for Optimax 5 yrs ago without any prior knowledge in Ophthalmology. I do however have many years of customer care and leadership. The training, guidance and support I have been given has been greatly appreciated. Whilst I have been at Optimax, I have found the support given like a breath of fresh air in comparison with my previous employers. Optimax is a family run business so everyone deals with everyone on a day to day basis, nothing is hidden. If something isn't right, they change it to make it better with openness and honesty. The management team and clinic managers genuinely want all of their employees to reach the their full potential. Optimax is a non commission environment that works hard to look after their patients. The support, guidance and training you receive is tailored to each individuals needs. It really does make a difference and has set me up to be able to apply for higher positions in many companies and not only in this field. I really do value the opportunity that has been given and plan to stay for many more years to come.

    Cons

    The cons of my current role is I would like to be paid in a higher bracket to match my skill set that I use within my current role. I am sure this will come in time as career development is something that they do encourage with many PA's developing into Managers and other higher positions for the right candidates.

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  2. "It is a sales job"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Advisor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Optimax Laser Eye Surgery Specialists full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You make bonus if you sell enough surgery. The clinic has a monthly target on how much money they need you to make so if you dont make enough you dont get any money free surgery if you need it thats it

    Cons

    upper management only care about money, not their staff or even their patients staff are harassed to call their 'thinkers' even when they dont want surgery The only thing managers care about is if you make money

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  3. "Not recommended"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Patient Counsellor in Manchester, England

    I worked at Optimax Laser Eye Surgery Specialists full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, central London location

    Cons

    Low salary, no room for advancement, ambiguous job description

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Clinic staff"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optimax Laser Eye Surgery Specialists full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great company, great technology and great surgeon

    Cons

    Some of the staff can be challenging but that is every where

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  5. "Fantastic Company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Clinical Nurse/Manager in Leicester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optimax Laser Eye Surgery Specialists full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very flexible and supportive

    Cons

    Bit far from where I leave

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic company to work for!"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optimax Laser Eye Surgery Specialists full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Amazingly knowledgeable colleagues and surgeons. Inspirational management team.

    Cons

    Nothing that affects my pride at working at Optimax.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Supportive and caring"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Optimax Laser Eye Surgery Specialists full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The entire management team are encouraging and supportive, the training provided is fantastic, you continuously learn through your employment which keeps it fresh, overall they are a great company to work for. The pay is good too which always helps ;)

    Cons

    None! I don't have a bad word to say.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Ok"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Laser Tech in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Optimax Laser Eye Surgery Specialists full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Sx good with px

    Cons

    Money and ethics not great

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not great."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patient Advisor/Treatment Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Optimax Laser Eye Surgery Specialists full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Get a chance to work with some amazing surgeons, easily the best part of the job. The team culture in some clinics, if you end up in a good one, can be really good.

    Cons

    Pretty much a lottery whether there is any progression available to you. Irony is that if you do your job well and are in a stable clinic with a low churn you're probably less likely to progress than in a chaotic clinic with staff coming and going. Salary - Poor. Bonus targets are set for clinics, then not given the resources to achieve them, e.g not replacing staff who leave.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Shambolic Company!"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Optimax Laser Eye Surgery Specialists part-time

    Pros

    The Chinese place next door is pretty good

    Cons

    Where do I start? Poorly managed company with no care or appreciation for its hardworking members of staff. Old, smelly building that was never really cleaned - we had to work on DUSTY desks! Rude and obnoxious CEO along with her little entourage that often made it feel like a prison as opposed to a working environment.

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