Vision Express Employee Reviews about "free glasses"

Updated Nov 8, 2021

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Vision Express CEO Onur Köksal
Onur Köksal
78 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free glasses every year and discounted specs for friends and family(in 22 reviews)

  • "Big discount for friends and family(in 19 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Head Office don’t seem to be helpful often(in 10 reviews)

  • "Expected to know everything and long hours with low pay(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      It is a wonderful company to work for with plenty of room to grow and expand your horizons with.

      Apr 20, 2018 - Sales Apprentice in Uxbridge, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      They have many benefits for the employees such as free glasses and even discounts with other companies.

      Cons

      Long hours with tidious and repetitive tasks at times and the constant need to be on your feet is testing.

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      Vision Express Response

      HR BUSINESS PARTNER

      Thanks for the review, we're glad you've enjoyed one of our great team benefits with the eye wear discounts. We invest heavily in our apprenticeship programmes and any feedback is taken on board.

    2. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Underpaid and undervalued

      Nov 8, 2021 - Human Resources in Nottingham, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Free glasses and discount vouchers

      Cons

      Low pay No management support No training or chance to advance in role All words creating joy for us was promoted in summer but in reality it does not happen

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      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Large workload, large turnover - unnapreciated.

      Jul 5, 2021 - Health Insurance Assistant in Nottingham, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Free Glasses yearly Lots of vouchers for friends and family Free Parking

      Cons

      Low pay No bonuses High workload/understaffed High turnover

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Maximum pressure!

      Jun 5, 2021 - Store Manager in Southampton, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Salary was competitive, free glasses up to £500 and good corporate perks.

      Cons

      The emphasis on KPI’s that were openly manipulated by other managers to make themselves look better was very frustrating if you play by the rules. It was surprising that this manipulation was not detected by the audit team as these KPI’s were linked to bonuses. The expectation that you are always available was to much for me, the constant buzzing of whatsapp messages on the management group was very stressful, sometimes as late as 10pm! The expectation that you should attend conference calls on your day off or on holiday because the information was deemed to important to miss was also unnecessary. Invariably this was not the case and normally all you needed was the slide deck after the fact. The constant expectation to performance manage team members at all times felt excessive, this creates an atmosphere where your team have no room to breathe.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Management

      Jun 4, 2021 - Optical Assistant in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Free glasses and eye test

      Cons

      Management bullies too vlicky organisation

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Optical advisor

      Apr 22, 2021 - Optical Assistant in Kettering, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Pension, free glasses once a year, discounts for family and friends, very responsible with covid restrictions

      Cons

      Unrealistic targets, push to sell most expensive, not what is actually right for patients. Don't put you on their training courses. No reasonable adjustments put in place for my disability

      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Depending on location

      Mar 26, 2021 - Dispensing Optician in Bradford, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Free glasses every year and discounted specs for friends and family

      Cons

      Low spectrum on the wage scale

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      Vision Express Response

      Recruitment Manager

      Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, it is great to see you got to take full advantage of our great benefits. We are always looking at ways we can continue to improve our colleague's experience, so if there is anything further you would like to discuss please get in touch with us at human.resources@visionexpress.com

    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Extremely hard work for very little reward or appreciation

      Nov 5, 2020 - Optical Assistant in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -Free glasses once a year

      Cons

      -Poor wage for what is expected of you. -Making money more important than customer/staff welfare. -Shift work/evening work/weekend work. -Shop floor staff not receiving any bonus/benefits for good performance. -Poor work life balance expected as norm.

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      2 people found this review helpful

      Vision Express Response

      Recruitment Manager

      I am sorry to read that your time at Vision Express isn't as we would have hoped. We are always looking at ways to improve our colleague's experience and would encourage you to discuss your feedback with us further. Please get in touch at human.resources@visionexpress.com

    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      No rest for the wicked

      Sep 4, 2020 - Store Manager in Manchester, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Free glasses annually. - Great training programmes. - Family & Friends discount vouchers periodically throughout the year. - Good benefits package through Benpal.

      Cons

      - Manager salaries are uncompetitive, and unpaid overtime promised as LT but never able to get it back as understaffed. - OAs on poor wages considering what their job entails and right across the threshold you have Tesco shopfloor Staff on more money per hour which lowers morale when you're flogging yourself to hit rising KPIs. - KPIs are pushed and feel like a priority over eye care. - It feels uncomfortable to take a holiday as your Team has no support (no assigned buddy Store/no RM calls checking in) - especially now with shortages at Support Office - so your head is constantly in work even when you're off.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Ruthless !

      Aug 27, 2020 - Optical Assistant in London, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Free glasses once a year

      Cons

      Be prepared to work to the bone for poor pay , no reward , no staff and bad morale.

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      1 person found this review helpful
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