Specsavers Reviews

Updated 2 Mar 2021

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3.4
54%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
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Specsavers Chairman and Managing Director Doug Perkins
Doug Perkins
284 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great team, great managers a busy but supportive environment(in 30 reviews)

  • "Reliable job, often a good team to work with(in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "Minimum wage for the amount of training and knowledge you are expected to gain(in 49 reviews)

  • "Low pay for what can be a very stressful job(in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Really good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Optical Assistant in Seaford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Specsavers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    From day one you are trained

    Cons

    No cons really unless you can’t work weekends as most branches are open weekends.

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  2. "Good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in London, England

    I have been working at Specsavers full-time

    Pros

    Family run, pays market rate salary

    Cons

    Legacy it, meaning it takes time to implement change. Real risk


  3. "Great"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Specsavers full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good staff who are really nice

    Cons

    No company car which is bum

  4. "great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Optical Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Specsavers full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity for career progression and gain qualifications. Good friends and family discount

    Cons

    Customers can be occasionally difficult

  5. "great management"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Optical Assistant 

    I worked at Specsavers part-time

    Pros

    customer service and being able to help people

    Cons

    the organisation is something which could be improved

  6. "good but busy"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Optical Assistant 

    I worked at Specsavers part-time

    Pros

    potential for progression and staff discounts

    Cons

    very busy and high turnover of staff

  7. "Would recommend!"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Optical Assistant in Kirkcaldy, Scotland

    I worked at Specsavers part-time

    Pros

    Free glasses and every day is different.

    Cons

    Dependent on quality of management.

  8. "Really good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Optical Assistant in London, England

    I have been working at Specsavers part-time

    Pros

    Salary better than most companies

    Cons

    Long hours can be tiring

  9. "Specsavers optical consultant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Optical Consultant in Gloucester, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at Specsavers full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very flexible management, helpful team, good chances for studying

    Cons

    Retail, customers can be difficult and rude

  10. "Friendly and supportive team"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Optical Assistant 

    I have been working at Specsavers part-time

    Pros

    Felt well supported, super friendly team, understanding and flexible with what days I work as am part-time.

    Cons

    Quite a steep learning curve.

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