Despite being a large corporation, working in a vision center skips a good deal of the corporate greediness such places tend to run into. The company itself is very people oriented, in regards both to patients and employees.
As with any large organization there are issues that could be solved on a store level that instead require waiting for a corporate policy change, but the consistency of its self-auditing does help keep quality of work and regulatory compliance in focus.
Eyewear benefits, travel reimbursement, transparent, accessible management, quality, access to information and training
Rare overtime, inefficient filing system, no say in frame options
Area Manager (Former Employee) – Virginia – December 4, 2017
I do not recommend working for this company if you want any sort of work life balance. If you want to work for a HR department that is zero help and an upper management team that is more worried about working as little as possible while you work 50+ then this is the company for you. I felt guilty continually hiring people saying that this would be a great place for you to work when I really knew how terrible not only the business model is but how under paid they would be compared to other competitors. If you have any self worth and have a true desire to be in the optical field stay far away from National Vision Inc.
PTO Plans, 401k, Full Benefits, Co-workers
Upper Management, HR Department, Salary, Hours Worked
Can be relaxed if everyone does what they are suppose to be doing.
Receptionist (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – December 3, 2017
I feel that a lot of the time not everyone did what they had to do. That caused for many of the other workers, myself included, stuck doing the work of two. You can talk to supervisors about it but things will never change here. That's why two of my ex-coworkers left also. I have worked here two years and same thing. The Manager here is very nice, professional and works well with you, but can't say the same for everyone else.
Optical Technician/ Sales (Former Employee) – Roseville, MI – November 17, 2017
I really liked working there I did not know I had it in me to do sales. I had to quit due to management, there was high turnover rate especially in management. It is room to advance quickly, free meals sometimes and always learning. Wish I did not quit but it was experience gained.
Systems Support Representative (Current Employee) – Duluth, GA – October 26, 2017
The company used to be great but now that its retail locations have surpassed 1000 stores but the corporate office is still a handful of people you end up overworked, underpaid and expected to reach unrealistic goals. You end up so spread thin and end up doing so many things not listed on your job description. The company reacts to everything and there are no proactive procedures. You're constantly putting out fires and you end up micromanaged because management either doesn't seem to get the picture that they're understaffed of higher ups just aren't doing anything.
free glasses i guess
poor management, underpaid, overworked, unrealistic expectations, no room for advancement
Manager (Former Employee) – Colorado – October 24, 2017
worked as a manager for 12 years. while i loved my coworkers and doctors middle management was a nightmare. it seemed that their only task was to be constantly on the look out for managers to fire. as a manager it was nearly impossible for us to terminate an employee but our jobs were always being threatened and always on the line. Very stressful and it resulted in a situation where you stopped caring and were only there to collect a pay check. it's to bad because it's a great industry and very rewarding.
Great company to wok for, awesome to our customers.
General Manager (Current Employee) – Fort Campbell, KY – October 14, 2017
Ensuring our customers have the best experience is a priority. Self-motivated, organized and detailed-oriented with an ability to multitask while working in a fast-paced environment. Love this company!
Director (Former Employee) – Duluth, GA – October 5, 2017
Would not recommend working at the home office.
It's like Mad Men but without the alcohol and cigarettes. 1970's management style, unfriendly employees and culture, tons of turf battles and silos. Poor treatment of employees. The company is growing at 10%+ per year but can only give employees 3% increases for superior performance. Won't let employees purchase company stock but claims the company is a great investment, etc etc. Stay away.
Fun work place! I loved it here and learned so much!
Optician/Sales Associate (Current Employee) – Fort Benning, GA – October 2, 2017
I have absolutely enjoyed my time here at National Vision. I was very happy to have had another opportunity to work at the Fort Benning location. Doyal has been the most amazing manager I could have ever asked for. He has taught me so much in the times I have been here and I am forever grateful!
Assembly Line Worker (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, UT – September 28, 2017
In the first 1 you are told your hands will get use to it, but 3 months later no difference. I am now still having problems. I really didn't feel as if I could go to management. I told my trainer multiple times my hands were getting bad, but nothing was offered.