Specsavers Reviews

Updated 7 Aug 2020

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3.4
54%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
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Specsavers Chairman and Managing Director Doug Perkins
Doug Perkins
231 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great team and working environment(in 23 reviews)

  • "good benefits, family ethos, good team spirit, friendly company(in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • "Minimum wage for huge responsibility(in 40 reviews)

  • "low pay with no incentive to perform well(in 23 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. COVID-19

    "Great company with family ethos"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Southampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Specsavers full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    good benefits, family ethos, good team spirit, friendly company

    Cons

    Shame no longer working for them due to COVID

  2. "Good training"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant 

    I worked at Specsavers part-time

    Pros

    Good training Career support if you work hard

    Cons

    Management isn’t the best Pay could be better


  3. "I have 20 years of experience in the optical industry"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Northampton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Specsavers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The Company values there staff

    Cons

    There are no cons with the company

  4. "Varied roles within store"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Dispensing Optician in Wokingham, England

    I worked at Specsavers full-time

    Pros

    Good teamwork and staff perks

    Cons

    Low staff to customer ratio instore

  5. "Great team. Terrible management and poor pay"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Optical Assistant in Mansfield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team of people. Helpful peers.

    Cons

    Understaffed. Poor pay. No job progression.

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  6. "Rating"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Optical Assistant in Alcester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Specsavers part-time

    Pros

    Really good atmosphere Well cared for

    Cons

    Didn’t get trained much once I knew the basics

  7. "Awful experience"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Customer interaction is rewarding You get free glasses and eye tests Can progress

    Cons

    Low salary Expected to work a lot and cover a lot if needed Directors don’t care about their staff only money Treated poorly by management

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "great place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Data Entry in Whiteley, England

    I worked at Specsavers full-time

    Pros

    flexibility, reward and benefits, culture

    Cons

    location of the office isn't great

  9. COVID-19

    "Transparent my r's"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Specsavers full-time

    Pros

    There are some really nice people here, but they're also in the same boat, so look after no.1 as no one else will

    Cons

    Disingenuous Clicky Corporate with cottage industry mentality Lack of accountability

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "No Longer the family run business it used to be..."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Specsavers full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    When I joined the business - Joint venture partnership, Autonomy, Customer focused, Fantastic Team development, Ability to grow across the business

    Cons

    Corporate leadership from retailers with no optical experience and little real understanding or empathy for the business partnership. Vision & Values are now something that reads well but not followed by senior management. Culture has changed so dramatically in the last 4 years which ultimately lead to my decision to move on...

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