General Operative (Former Employee) – Munster – 3 August 2017
Lots of training provided and expected with no reward seen in the salary . There's no scales of salaries it varies depending on how much you're willing to speak up and ask for yourself but it's a battle to get any sort of a living wage . Online training modules expected to be completed in your home time and disciplinaries if you don't . Emails sent at all hours of the night and early morning and social media groups set up as a communication tool but it totally impedes upon your home life . Expected to have a very high level of training and clinical knowledge but paid the same as someone working in a deli counter . Very stressful high pressured workplace
Marketing Assistant (Former Employee) – Ireland – 5 November 2016
it was good but fairly boring waiting for people to come to you to enquire and ask for information. great pay and friendly staff. i worked 3 hours a day, for three days a week. i set up promotional stands and stayed by the stand, ready to answer any queries from customers or passers by. hours dragged because shopping centre was a generally quiet one. every second week, i had to wear an ear costume which was unbelievably hot. pay was great. €9.15 per hour.
very very flexible, great summer job
boring, had to wear an ear costume every second week which was HOOOOOOOT
Receptionist/Administrator (Current Employee) – Dublin West, County Dublin – 12 May 2016
Its fine as a starter job but wouldn't recommend it as a career very hard work on your feet all day always busy and stressful. No matter how well you seem to do its never enough th y always want more which kind of let's customer service side down which is not fair on workers as we are under pressure to get more tests in sell more and serve customers quicker
Store supervisor / Contact lense supervisor (Current Employee) – Clondalkin – 1 February 2016
Great company to start off with if you are interested in getting in to optics, as they give you a lot of training. Pay isn't great to be honest but the amount of training the company offers out ways this. As i said its a great company to start off with.
Optical Assistant, I (Former Employee) – Dublin – 11 November 2015
Loved working with the team we all got on so well, we were required to book patients in for appointments, pre test them before the optician saw them and then help with choices of lenses and frames to suit their prescriptions. The prospects for young people joining this organisation are fantastic, I personally felt that trying to balance my home life and a very busy job was too much for me at this time but would have no hesitation recommending this organisation.
OPTICAL ASSISTANT AND COORDINATOR @LEARNING (Former Employee) – Cork, C – 23 October 2013
Reception duties, General office duties Ascertaining customer needs thoroughly and understanding visual perception and basic visual defects. Assisting customer to choose appropriate spectacles. Repairing spectacles. Having a complete knowledge of optical products and treatments. Analyzing prescriptions accurately and dispensing lenses and optional products accordingly. Keeping accurate records of prescriptions and transactions. Ensuring excellent customer care. Training new members of staff, when necessary to provide excellent customer and retail services.