Optics is an interesting field but at this particular branch it wasn't meant to be
Optical Assistant (Former Employee) – Woolwich, Greater London – 4 April 2018
I was really excited when I got the job and couldn't wait to start and leave my old job behind but turns out this wasn't the job for me at all or anyone else.
Management is very poor, manager is hardly ever present and is lazy like the other staff as they would always ask me to do things instead of doing it themself and they were clearly capable of doing so and it was their job.
The manager is also unprofessional, incompetent and doesn't like listening. I found it very hard to talk to him as he didn't care about me at all, he seemed to single me out too. He would always pick on my uniform (which is stupid as it took him 6 weeks to notice) and actually held it against me that I didn't do over time twice.
The job role itself does seem really good to do and what you learn along the way is very interesting. Just sadly it was a quite store and I always found myself bored with not a lot to do as i am used to being more proactive.
As a whole vision express sadly did not treat me very well and i felt like they all ganged up on me and pushed me out the company like I was nothing.
In conclusion, I honestly do not recommend anyone to work in this particular branch or even customers to come here to get their eyes done
Wage was really good and the optical industry is very interesting to learn
Poor management and lack of things to do in this particular branch