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Interviews at Specsavers

Here’s what others thought about the interview process at Specsavers.
Interview experience
Based on 411 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 408 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 402 interviews
About a day or two

Interview process at Specsavers

Overview experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, rating is 6.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, rating is 4.

Interview process length
About a day or two
50%
About a week
29%
About two weeks
12%
About a month
6%
More than one month
3%
Most reported steps
On-site interview
79%
Phone call/screening
20%
Problem solving exercises
14%
Other
10%
Group interview
10%
Least reported steps
They have no interview
2%
Take-home/sample work
2%
Drug test
0%

What candidates say about the interview process at Specsavers

  • I had the interview with the store director and he was lovely! Super friendly and didn’t even feel like an interview! One of the loveliest people there.
    Shared on 18 October 2019 - Administrator, Optical Assistant - Camberley
  • Relaxed, usual interview questions, however will ask you to do a 4 hour unpaid trial
    Shared on 12 April 2019 - optical assistant - Stourbridge, West Midlands
  • Very friendly and genuine, know your maths and be professional.
    Shared on 6 September 2018 - OPTICAL ASSISTANT - Fife

Interview questions at Specsavers

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • None just had a general conversation
    Shared on 11 November 2018 - optical assistant - Northamptonshire
  • General ones
    Shared on 9 September 2018 - Senior Finance IT Consultant - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • All about giving great customer service
    Shared on 17 July 2018 - Administrator - Altrincham

Interview tips at Specsavers

Dress code for the interview
  • Formal (business suit)50%
  • Business casual (e.g. dress slacks)41%
  • They didn’t have a dress code5%
  • Casual (t-shirt and jeans)2%
  • Special outfit (e.g. protective gear)2%

What advice do candidates give for interviewing at Specsavers

  • Just be yourself, our group has given jobs to anyone interested. I've worked with some right obnoxious retards.
    Shared on 18 October 2019 - Slave - Plymouth
  • Be confident
    Shared on 6 August 2019 - Trainer - St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
  • Keep doing your job
    Shared on 7 November 2018 - Customer Advisor (Voluntary Position) - Wigan, Greater Manchester

The first interview at Specsavers

How candidates got an interview
  • Through Indeed32%
  • Walk-In20%
  • Recruiter contacted me14%
  • Other11%
  • Paper application7%

How candidates received their first interview at Specsavers

  • Advertisement in local newspaper
    Shared on 22 March 2019 - Optical Assistant - Llanelli, Carmarthenshire
  • I had a friend who worked there and recommended that I applied.
    Shared on 22 November 2018 - Health Care Assistant - Stratford-upon-Avon
  • I applied via website and got an email
    Shared on 6 November 2018 - Opticians Assistant - Milton Keynes