Vera Bradley Reviews

Updated April 16, 2015
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  1. Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vera Bradley full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quality of life; Professional; ALWAYS fair & consistent with behaviors & business decisions; fantastic discount; incredible community of leaders; specific strategic training.

    Cons

    Change to health benefits; transition of executive leadership and in turn, vision; occasional pressure to meet payroll guidelines in an ever changing environment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to keep what made VB a great place to work and a great place to shop. Consider revamping health benefits for full time employees. Continue to keep variety in product assortment to maintain loyal customers. Consider bringin manufacturing back to USA

  2. Intern

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    Former Intern - Intern in Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Intern - Intern in Fort Wayne, IN

    I worked at Vera Bradley as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Colorful company with constant change

    Cons

    Employers aren't that friendly

  3. Feels like family, just not enough hours

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Vera Bradley part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    -all the women I work with are really nice
    -willing to help adjust shifts if you have a problem
    -good discount (50%)

    Cons

    -since the store is so small there are not that many shifts, I work 8 hours a week at best during the non-holiday times making it hard get a good paycheck.

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  5. Zero drama, great learning experience, helped me find my career focus

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    Current Employee - Team Lead
    Current Employee - Team Lead

    I have been working at Vera Bradley part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and discount, work-life balance, flexible schedule, ability to grow and move upwards

    Cons

    Hire new manage,net from outside rather than promote current employees

    Advice to Management

    Look at employee goals and achievement and offer promotions rather than hiring from the putside

  6. Sale Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Marcos, TX

    I worked at Vera Bradley part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Environment
    Takes care of employee, even at the part time level
    Good place to grow
    Good incentives and discount

    Cons

    Some management level didn't seem like a good fit for the company
    Pay was decent, but not awesome.

  7. Great! Amazing people and culture. The company is changing rapidly and there are many opportunities to learn and develop

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    Current Employee - Store Manager in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at Vera Bradley full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are open, honest and approachable.

    Cons

    Benefits are changing and not for the better. The health benefits are declining and not what they were two years ago. Training is an opportunity. It needs to be more structured and consistent. It tends to be on the job and in the moment. Could be greatly improved.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on innovative product offerings in quality fabrications. Would recommend bringing in another designer with fresh ideas to work with existing design team.

  8. Awesome!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Concord, NC
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Concord, NC

    I have been working at Vera Bradley part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay is great! The people are nice! The hours are nice! Managers are understanding and will let you go home early if you really need to and there isn't a huge amount of business

    Cons

    The schedule needs to be more even for people but there is understanding considering its a new place
    Hopefully there will be more people on the team soon

  9. Helpful (2)

    Great first retail experience

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Vera Bradley part-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    It's a friendly atmosphere to work in with a great discount. Customers are usually very friendly and it is easy to create good relationships with everyone you come in contact with. Team selling and no commission means no competition with your coworkers.

    Cons

    There is little to no room for growth in the company. When a new management position opens up they almost always hire from outside the company. Attempts at saving money for the company have really affected how the company treats the employees (hours; also recently every store had to "let go of"/demote an assistant manager because the company didn't want to pay their benefits anymore.) No holiday pay.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to being a "Girl's Best Friend" to your employees. When changes are made (ie the return policy) make sure everyone is on the same page. Customer service has to back up what policies are being used in the store, instead of rolling over for a customer and making the associates look like "the bad guys"

  10. Excellent company

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Skokie, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Skokie, IL

    I worked at Vera Bradley part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Family feel, truly cares about team members.

    Cons

    No grace period if late

  11. "Great Co-Workers"

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbridge, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Woodbridge, VA

    I have been working at Vera Bradley part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    my co-workers were so friendly and welcoming

    Cons

    management was all over the place

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