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Warby Parker // boutique-quality eyewear retailer
 
Brooklyn, NY    Posted: Thursday, November 03, 2022
 
   
 
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Job Status: Full-Time

Warby Parker is searching for skilled & enthusiastic Apprentice Opticians to join our growing team of in-house optical all-stars & play an integral part in what were all abouthelping people see! In this role, youll become an expert on our brand & our glasses (take a peek at how theyre made). Whether youre helping longtime Warby Parker fans or first-time wearers, youll deliver extraordinary customer service to leave them excited & confident about our glasses. Along the way, youll partner with motivated, collaborative individuals who take their work (but not themselves) seriously. Youll also expand your current skill set with a slew of career-advancing resources & benefits. Our ideal candidate is a lifelong learner whos eager to help Warby Parker grow. Sound a lot like you? Wonderfulread on!

What you'll do

  • Work under the direct supervision of a Licensed Optician mentor & learn how to meet our customers eyewear needs 
  • Learn how to take & record measurements, adjust & fit eyewear, & execute these details with flawless accuracy
  • Learn how to check that our finished eyewear meets our optical standards, as well as customer requirements & requests
  • Develop the expertise to explain prescription terminology & product offerings to customers
  • Work with your team to make sure all customers receive exceptional service
  • Learn how to help customers choose the best frames & lenses based on their prescription needs, face fit, personal style, & lifestyle
  • Collaborate with your team to form best practices for sales & customer service that can be implemented throughout the organization
  • Represent our brand to help educate others & get them excited about our values & mission

Who you are

  • Interested in working in a medical-oriented role to help people see
  • Passionate about working with people 
  • A hands-on problem solver whos excited to learn a new technical skill
  • A clear, effective, & professional communicator
  • Dedicated to going above-and-beyond to help customers (and your team!) 
  • An energetic, positive team player whos able to adapt in a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment
  • Extremely detail-oriented & capable of juggling a wide range of responsibilities
  • Open-mindedyoure constantly learning & challenging what you know
  • Someone who takes your work very seriously, but not yourself
  • Not on the Office of Inspector Generals List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE)

Some benefits of working at Warby Parker for Full-Time Employees:

  • Health, vision, & dental insurance
  • Life & AD&D Insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement savings plan with a company match
  • Parental leave (non-birthing parents included)
  • Short-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Optical Education Reimbursement
  • Snack Pantry
  • And more (just ask!)

The hourly rate for the Apprentice Optician role in New York City is $18.00. Warby Parker, in good faith, believes that the posted hourly rate is accurate for this role in New York City at the time of posting. This rate may be modified in the future. In addition to the hourly rate, this role is also eligible to receive a cash bonus as part of the total compensation package. Details & eligibility will be discussed during the application process.

About Us:

Warby Parker was founded with a mission: to inspire & impact the world with vision, purpose, & style.

Were constantly asking ourselves how we can do more & make a greater impactand that starts by reimagining everything that a company & industry can be. We want to demonstrate that a business can scale, be profitable, & do good in the worldwithout charging a premium for it. And weve learned that it takes creativity, empathy, & innovation to achieve that goal.

Since the day we launched in 2010, weve pioneered ideas, designed products, & developed technologies that help people see. We offer everything our customers need for happier eyes at a price that leaves them with money in their pockets, from designer-quality glasses & contacts to eye exams & vision tests. 

Ultimately, we believe in vision for all, which is why for every pair of glasses or sunglasses we sell, a pair of glasses is distributed to someone in need through our Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. Over eight million pairs of glasses have been distributed in over 50 countries; that means eight million people now have the glasses they need to learn, work, & achieve better economic outcomes. 

At Warby Parker, you can look forward to company outings & events, volunteering & learning opportunities, & just great company filled with curious, kind folks. Dreaming up & sharing ideas arent responsibilities reserved for certain teams or leaders; the challenge (a really fun one) of innovation is on all of our shoulders. Teammates can also connect around common interests, backgrounds, & identities, no matter their home base, through our various employee resource groups. (Were happy to say that the Human Rights Campaign has named us a Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ employees!) That sense of community & belonging keeps us excited to walk through the door every day, wherever that door may be. 

We're driven to continue building a workplace, based on inclusive behaviors & equitable systems, where all employees can bring their authentic selves, feel engaged, & share their perspectives as a valued member of Team Warby. Transparency is what were all about, & our annual Impact Report & Racial Equity Strategy lay out how were sticking to these values. 

 
 
 
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