Careers at Essilor USA

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Improving lives by improving sight isn’t just a commitment to the world around us – we’re always looking for new ways to encourage the pursuits and personal visions of our employees.

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Why Essilor?

Essilor is an international company employing 61,000 people worldwide with 9,400 based in the U.S. Our products are available in more than 130 countries, and are worn by one billion people daily. Essilor and its subsidiary, Essilor Laboratories of America, Inc., own the largest and most comprehensive optical laboratory network in the U.S.

As the leading provider of eyeglass lenses in the world, we work every day to bring good vision to the 4.5 billion people around the globe in need of vision correction.

What does this mean for you? It means that Essilor is a place where you can bring your vision to life and where your energy and imagination can create real impact.

When you work each day to help correct, protect and support the world’s vision, it’s a point of pride. A chance to better the globe – and yourself. Join us and see how it feels when your work has power in its purpose.

Essilor in Our Own Words

BARBARA HEFFEZ-PIPER
Vice President, Key Accounts Strategies & Solutions

“Essilor offers a unique culture where entrepreneurial spirits can thrive and hard work pays off. Essilor has created an environment where people are empowered to drive their success and the success of their organization - all while working towards a mission which benefits millions of people around the world. Being part of this team is a privilege.”

MICHELLE WASHINGTON
District Sales Manager

“Essilor challenges you to do great work and I love it! As someone from outside the industry, I feel Essilor embraces differences and is open to change. The opportunities and connections are endless.”

JEREMY BENSON
Director of Internal Audit

“I wholeheartedly love the spirit at Essilor, where we are strategically building and growing a business that provides jobs and opportunities to over 60,000 people around the world who support our mission of improving lives by improving sight. Coming to work brings new challenges and opportunities every day, and Essilor values my team and me for our contribution to the company. I consider it a privilege to be part of a company that empowers me to make this world better for everyone.”

SPENCER JONES
Brand Sales Consultant

“Essilor has shown me that a multinational company can be fun, innovative and stay true to its core mission. Every day I help people see the world better. It’s refreshing to wake up every morning excited to get to work.”

Benefits

We believe part of a great corporate culture is exceptional benefits. We offer our full-time and part-time employees a competitive mix of first-rate benefits. See BenefitsHide Benefits

  • Great pay and vacation plan

  • Comprehensive training through Essilor University

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with company match for Exempt and Non-exempt employees

  • Opportunity to join Valoptec Association, the employee shareholder association

  • Opportunity to support Essilor Vision Foundation through payroll deductions

  • Lens and frame benefits for you or any family member

  • 401(k) plan with employer match

  • Competitively priced medical plans for you and your family including a wellness program that provides additional savings

  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Accounts available

  • Dental plan

  • Basic life, AD&D, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance

  • Voluntary benefits including life insurance, critical illness insurance, accident insurance and identity theft protection

  • BenefitsPal™ medical savings card featuring Teladoc

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Business casual work environment

  • And many additional benefits as part of our overall benefit programs

Diversity and Inclusion

We’re proud that Essilor leads with inclusion and diversity. Our goal is to create an environment where people love their work, and where all of our employees know they make a real difference through their ingenuity, creativity and drive. Our employees’ commitment encourages teamwork and stimulating professional relationships. Read MoreRead Less

Respecting diversity means allowing everyone to find their own place. Our diversity and the value we place on differences are strengths which enrich our shared experience. Essilor is dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion, and these values are demonstrated daily at every level of the organization as we work to fulfill our mission.

How We’re Changing the World

We’re committed to ensuring access to good vision for people around the world.

In the U.S., we achieve this through the Essilor Vision Foundation, whose mission is to eliminate poor vision and its lifelong consequences, providing glasses to more than 310,000 people in need since 2008.

Learn more at http://usa.essilorvisionfoundation.org/

We also support the Vision Impact Institute, whose mission is to raise awareness about the importance of healthy vision. The Vision Impact Institute strives to give vision a voice by mobilizing a worldwide movement on visual impairment advocacy.

Learn more at https://visionimpactinstitute.org

As passionate advocates of eye health, Essilor is proud to be a founding sponsor of Think About Your Eyes, a non-branded public awareness initiative focused on educating consumers about the importance of eye health and comprehensive eye exams.

Visit thinkaboutyoureyes.com for more information.

MBA and Undergraduate Internships

Still in school? Essilor has a place for you. Our sought-after internship program is for graduate and undergraduate students. Read MoreRead Less

Each summer, 15 to 20 interns join us at our Dallas headquarters for a 10-week program that’s the doorway to an exciting career at Essilor. In fact, since the program started in 2006, 80 percent of all marketing positions have been recruited from the internship program.

We carefully consider your skills and expertise so we can place you in an area where you’ll truly succeed. As an intern, you’ll work in one of these areas:

  • Advertising

  • Essilor Vision Foundation

  • Eyecare Professional University

  • Finance

  • Human Resources

  • IT

  • Marketing

  • Market Research & Analytics

  • Supply Chain

You’ll also have a chance to:

  • Learn about our company and industry through training sessions

  • Be responsible for an operational and measurable project

  • Present results to senior marketing management

  • Enjoy group activities with other interns and employees

Our interns come from some of the top business schools in the country including Southern Methodist University, Texas A&M University, Washington University, Norte Dame, Baylor University, Northwestern University, University of Texas, Virginia Tech, Texas Christian University, Miami of Ohio and more.

For more information or to apply, please contact or submit your resume to internships@essilorusa.com.

TAMARA SANDERS
’06, Senior Director, Crizal® Marketing

“I was able to interface with a lot of different groups and departments, and get executive exposure. I did a wide variety of real-world projects that allowed me to learn about Essilor and made me want to be a part of the company. I’ve seen our program improve tremendously over the 10 years I’ve been here in terms of the structure, onboarding process and increased exposure the interns get to many areas of the business. All of these elements really set them up for success.”

NITIN SHARMA
’07, Associate Director for Transitions® and Photochromic Development

“I got the opportunity to be directly involved in a live project where I was able to see my time and effort translate into a tangible tactic used by the company.”

VIDUR MOUDGIL
’14, Senior Associate Marketing Manager, Xperio UV™

“One of the best parts of the internship program was when my manager told me my project was selected especially for me. That gave me a true sense of purpose. By the end of the 10 weeks, I knew Essilor’s business and the impact my project would have. I was also very impressed with the collaborative atmosphere. Before I was an intern, I worked in an industry where collaboration is not the norm, so I really appreciate how it's considered a given at Essilor.”

Accolades

Forbes – World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies 2016 for the sixth year in a row

Fortune – 2015 inaugural Change the World List

Newsweek – No. 5 on the 2016 Green Rankings List

Dallas Business Journal – 2016 Best Places to Work

For more than 165 years, Essilor has driven breakthrough innovations to help the world see better. Our innovation isn’t just limited to our products; we are also relentless in our efforts to develop environmentally responsible materials, technologies and processes that preserve natural resources and promote reuse and recyclability. This is just the beginning of our sustainable journey and how we leave the world a better place than we found it – and people are noticing.

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