Specsavers Reviews

Updated Aug 4, 2021

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3.4
56%
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76%
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Specsavers Chairman and Managing Director Doug Perkins
Doug Perkins
324 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. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great company

      Aug 4, 2021 - Business Development Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great benefits, bonus, opportunities. People and culture are great. Also great office parties and bonus celebrations.

      Cons

      None none none none none None none none none none None none none none none

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    2. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Had a great time but depends on store

      Jul 31, 2021 - Optical Assistant 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Great progression good benifits Great training avaliable Decent oppurtunity to move if needed

      Cons

      Pay is sub par for the amount of medical knolledge you have to learn to be good at your job, Hours tend to be heavy with no overtime pay

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Progression at it’s finest

      Jul 11, 2021 - Store Manager in Swindon, Wiltshire, South West England, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Climbing the ladder is within arms reach if you want it. Various paths to choose, clinical, business, lab the choices are there should you want it. Opportunities to develop into a store partner via pathway. Job security is a big thing too and that’s certainly the case with Specsavers.

      Cons

      Salaries are not competitive due to flurry of potential candidates therefore experience and length of service can be easily overlooked. Becoming a joint venture partner is particularly tricky if you’re not from a wealthy background, the shares are too expensive for an experience store manager to buy into which is a shame.

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Specsavers irvine

      Aug 3, 2021 - Optical Assistant in Irvine, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly and helpful colleagues. Interesting work and feel important and helpful doing this role, get good benefits after 3 months.

      Cons

      Work load is outrageous for the pay, the expertise required and knowledge to be able to do the job does not reflect on the amount of pay. Minimum wage for this job is beyond a joke

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    5. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Important

      Jul 26, 2021 - Retail Sales Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If you value self esteem, having validation for doing your job well and being properly compensated, then don't work for this company. As you may guess, there are no Pros to working here.

      Cons

      Micro managing (not even from the managers), belittlement, poor rate of pay, being told to your face that you and every single member of staff is easily replaceable and a suitable substitute could be found by the director heading out into the street and recruiting complete strangers. That last one was a speech from one of the store directors from a genuine staff morning meeting.

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    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Fantastic leaders in the market, skilled teams however short term goals

      Jul 12, 2021 - Optometrist in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Fantastic in terms of technology training and support from a big team and network. - Pay is good and environment is friendly. - Has great structure is you'd like to progress within a team - Set work hours -

      Cons

      - Expect weekend shifts and have a very authoritarian structure. -Has little care about staffs emotional needs and how work stress impacts staff. - Shop floor has little pay for learning a lot and are underappreciated. - Seen as retail. There are customers that are abusive. - There are little to no employee benifits. No sick pay and no care if you were to be taken ill/maternity.

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Not a bad retail job

      Jul 21, 2021 - Lab Technician in Royal Tunbridge Wells, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Friendly staff and decent hours, fairly sociable aswell.

      Cons

      Not to much progression unless you’re willing to do a customer facing role, work load can be a lot sometimes, occasionally unrealistic targets etc

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

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      Jul 30, 2021 - Dispensing Optician in Great Yarmouth, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Training, Colleagues, Supportive Management and a healthy work environment. Enjoy going to work in a morning

      Cons

      Wages are too poor for the job you do and the level of knowledge required.

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Alright

      Jul 15, 2021 - Specsavers Future Talent Programmer in Burgess Hill, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Felixibke working hours was very good

      Cons

      Had to work on Sundays

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Optometry iob

      Jul 15, 2021 - Optometrist 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Computer system easy to use

      Cons

      Store dynamic varies between stores

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