Optical Express Reviews

Updated Sep 14, 2021

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3.9
74%
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Optical Express Chairman & CEO David Moulsdale
David Moulsdale
276 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great team ethics within clinics which makes working along side them even more enjoyable(in 16 reviews)

  • "This creates the best working environment by working part of a team on a shared goal(in 12 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Lack of leadership within Senior Management(in 16 reviews)

  • "Clinical staff assisting with eye surgery are paid minimum wage (terrifying)(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      An excellent company to work for

      Jan 28, 2020 - Manager in Newbridge
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Excellent Career Advancement Opportunities - Sales-related bonus - Friendly work environment - Senior management is very helpful - Full Training given, no prior optical knowledge is needed - Excellent regional management

      Cons

      The pros outweigh the cons.

      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Terrible work conditions.

      Aug 12, 2020 - Optometrist in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Refractive training provides unique clinical experience and the company also offer the option to undertake the independant prescribing course, however you will be signed in for three years after qualification.

      Cons

      >Clinical outcomes seem secondary to store revenue. >The store's heating system has been broke for three years, and the computer systems are around 20 years old; repeatedly shutting down when patients are in the room. >Phone lines do not work and hardware in general needs updated. >Promise you the world during recruitment (Set weekends off was offered but never materialised).

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      3 people found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Former Employee

      So Bad

      Jun 23, 2020 - Former Patient Advisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      None because no one has optical experience

      Cons

      I have worked with this company the last 4 years and unfortunatley the bad reviews are true, very high employee turnover, people in high positions have no idea about optics which is scary, managers, assistant managers cannot lead a team due to their young age and inexperience, unfortunatley titles go to these peoples heads and unfortunatley they think their untouchable, Well look at Karma now😁😁

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      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Mar 11, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Team the clinics are nice

      Cons

      no pension or healthcare

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Optical Express employee review

      Jan 28, 2020 - Patient Advisor in Tallaght, Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Working with a professional team of people who are dedicated to improving our patients quality of life and a great company that allows you to progress and develop within the companys Development path to further progress and develop my own skills and positive feedback and encouragement from the management team whilst maintaining a good work/life balance.

      Cons

      I genuinely don’t see any cons within the role I am

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Kind helpful staff members who all work to the best of their abilities

      Jan 28, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Relaxed encouraging atmosphere lovely clean environment

      Cons

      No pension or health insurance scheme

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      General Manager

      Jan 28, 2020 - General Manager in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Optical Express is the most progressive company anyone could work for. There is a big focus on “One team” ethos where everyone works together. This creates the best working environment by working part of a team on a shared goal. I feel as a manager my feedback is always listened to. I am given regular reviews which help me develop further in my role. The company invest in all their employees and are made to feel valued. The job allows a real work life balance which is rare in most companieS.

      Cons

      Really happy with everything

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Assistant Manger

      Jan 28, 2020 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent team that are willing to work as a one to reach targets and goals. Very rewarding line of work. Great work life balance and lots of opportunity to develop and progress.

      Cons

      None, I worked I fashion retail for a long time and this job has allowed me to spend time enjoying life.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Cant see it

      Jan 20, 2020 - Sales Associate in Newbridge
      Recommend
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      Pros

      None none none none none

      Cons

      The environment was toxic, very toxic

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      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Review

      May 2, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary, value experience but give fantastic full training so don't have to start from an optical background

      Cons

      Long hours,contracts could do with being an hour or two shorter but too many hours isn't neccessarily a bad thing

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