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Updated Jan 20, 2022

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3.4
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Specsavers Chairman and Managing Director Doug Perkins
Doug Perkins
388 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good career progression & great team(in 44 reviews)

  • "Good team and colleagues in the workplace(in 40 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Minimum wage but require to learn a lot(in 68 reviews)

  • "Work volume too high for staffing low pay no pay scale or reviews(in 44 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good company

      Oct 11, 2021 - Optometrist in Birmingham, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very professional and friendly environment

      Cons

      I don’t think any of these

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great career progression. Good Company.

      Jan 11, 2022 - Contact Lens Optician in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Potential to develop career Great Support network

      Cons

      Excessive work load most days Static salary

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Brilliant Company

      Jan 12, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great work place environment with high job satisfaction rate.

      Cons

      I honestly could not think of anything.

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Good company

      Jan 9, 2022 - Optometrist in Bristol, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pay for my experience level.

      Cons

      Working at the weekends sometimes.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Overall a good company

      Jan 8, 2022 - Dispensing Optician 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Generaly a good company that supports career development.

      Cons

      Don’t value professional staff enough

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good

      Jan 7, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Depends on store and director if run well

      Cons

      There can be a lot of work and waiting time

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good

      Jan 5, 2022 - Optometrist in Cardiff, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Technology is good and up to date Some good staff Patient focused

      Cons

      So bad staff practices/ knowledge gaps Venting about specific patients always annoyed me

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Good start to IT Career, needs change however.

      Jan 20, 2022 - IT Helpdesk Analyst in Whiteley, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Main Positive - The analyst team you work with are honestly amazing, a lot of friendly people on the desk and you support each other and are all very hard working. Will miss working alongside some great people. Good amount of employee benefits + quarterly bonus scheme. Options for hybrid home working. Good start in IT as there are alot of systems to learn + big well known company which is good for a CV. Team Leaders are friendly and will help when they aren't busy.

      Cons

      Lack of communication of changes from management. A lot of micro-management, focus on ticket resolve statistics rather than detailing and fixing the issue properly / satisfying the end user. Promised progression and training but not as easy as it first seems, this is hindered by the constant high workload. Most of the support ends up coming from other analysts which is fine but again due to the workload, Team Leaders are often too busy themselves to assist. Too much focus on getting back 'in the office' for a job that can be done entirely remote and over the phone/emails - there isn't an effect on productivity. Increase in responsibility often doesn't lead to increase in pay.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good but busy

      Jan 5, 2022 - Dispensing Optician in Windsor, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast paced at most times

      Cons

      busy at most times during the day

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Optical assistant

      Jan 4, 2022 - Optical Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent pay, good colleagues, nice place to work, I’m an optom student so it helped with experience

      Cons

      Can be short staffed at times

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