Some great opportunities, but not a lot of advancement
My direct manager was amazing. Even having not worked there for a couple of years, her and I are still friends. She made it possible to have a work life balance. The management above her however, were all about the bottom line. They might make it seems like they were listening to you, but you knew you were not important to them and treated that way. There are some great opportunities to travel once a year, nationally or internationally depending on what you are chosen for, doing charity work for OneSight, which I highly recommend and is an incredible experience. Other than that, there is not much room for advancement. I could have become a manager in a different store, but seeing what my manager dealt with and no clear path as to where I would go from there, it did not seem worth it. Compensation and benefits were fair for. In fact, I was hired as part time and through hard work and helping out at different stores/brands, I was audited by the company and made full time within 6 months. The culture was fun because it was fun seeing the new brands and designs coming out first, plus trying on the new frames.