Overall reviews at Specsavers
Personal Assistant to Director | Guernsey | 25 Jan 2020
Excellent company to work for
Fun, dynamic and unique company. I thoroughly enjoyed working for Specsavers. The company offers may benefits to staff, from onsite fitness clubs to a wide range of discounts, quarterly and annual bonus and staff social events.
Optical Assistant | London | 6 Jan 2015
A typical day of work consisted of meeting and greeting customers, making sure there needs were met while maintaining the store in merchandising, cleaning of the store.
I learned to be patient as the store could get very busy at times and trying to deal with customer queries.
ConsLacked team work
Dispensing Assistant | Solihull | 6 May 2019
Good place to work
To learn knowledge of the optical field this is an interesting place to work as you do get very invoved with dispensing.Regular tests are also encouraged by management.
ConsTiny staff room and not enough break time.
Greeter | Camberley | 1 May 2018
just a number
great team to work with but to much pressure and stress put on staff, salary is poor. encouraged to progress with the company , staff outings every year.
Prosgreat team, free lunch on sat, staff get togethers
Consstress pressure and poor salary
Optical Technician | Torquay | 23 Jul 2015
A typical day involved starting at 8:30 and finishing at 5:30. I learned a lot while working here, not only about optics and healthcare but about the retail industry too. The hardest part of the job was the hours, they felt very long as I went straight into work from education.
Customer Service Supervisor | Dunstable | 12 Sep 2014
Busy workplace and friendly staff
Each day at Secsavers can be different, but the role I play stays the same. Everyday I greet and provide the best customer service to the customers, help them decide what glasses they would like and process the order for them, deal with complints and do the final fitting for the customers. Plus through out the day I make sure the NHS forms are filled out and support my team members if they need any help at all.
I've learned at lot at specsavers, how to deal with customers, to provide the best customers service and how to work well in a team.
I think your co-workers make the job sometimes, if you have friendly and kind people around you it makes the day run smoother and thats what we have at Specsavers a warm and friendly group of people.
The hardest part of the job is dealing with the angry customers, at first it was hard and but over time it gets easier. You just have to let them vent there anger and try and help them as best as you can.
The most enjoyable part of the job is helping some really nice people choose there glasses, getting to know them and making sure they are happy with what they have purchased. These people can put a smile on your face.
ProsMeeting great people, in customers and work collegues
ConsWorking Saturdays and some Sundays
kontrola szkiel okularowych oraz wysylka zamowien | Southampton | 25 May 2013
Praca wymagala ciaglego skupienia oraz solidnosci i zaangazowania. Kadra zarzadzajaca swietnie dogadywala sie z pracownikami pomimo bariery jezykowej w niektorych przypadkach.
Ogolnie mowiac lubilam swoja prace i wspolpracownikow.
Prosdarmowe napoje, pakiet socjalny
Optical Assistant | Romsey | 18 Jan 2020
Love being a part of a team
Team work creates a happy environment for everyone and therefore makes the store more efficient and effective
There is always the chance to improve your skill set and the advancement in your career.
The job role itself can be very varied so no chance of every getting complacent with your role instore.
Always new technology coming through and more involvement to alleviate pressure for the NHS and GP surgeries
Optical Assistant | Huntingdon | 11 Aug 2019
Hard but can be rewarding
The main thing to remember here is that you're not working for specsavers the company directly, you're working for a person who has bought a franchise and therefore it's that person that decides your hours and what your pay is. I have worked in several Specsavers and all have been different. One thing is clear though you have to be prepared to put in long hours and hard work to progress forwards, sure the opportunity's are there - courses, training programs etc if your director is willing to pay for you to go on them. It was very noticeable in all the shops I worked in that people didn't stay long and the staff turnover was large. I was lucky in that I already had many years of experience in optics beforehand so could go straight in and work but if you don't then be prepared to be thrown in at the deep end as it's so busy all the time there won't be much time for anyone to train you, remember you are going to work in a medical environment not a retail one there is a lot of optical knowledge and as a Newby it's not a job you can just walk in and do but if you like it with perseverance it is a very rewarding job and if you want to climb the 'Optical ladder' then Specsavers is the place to do it.
Pros1 free pair of glasses per year, job satisfaction eventually.
ConsLong hours, late nights, Sundays, Bank Holidays.
Recruiter | Skelmersdale | 16 May 2014
Fast moving and exciting
As a privately owned company the investment decision making process is very fast. One can actually get a lot done in a very short time