Vera Bradley

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Vera Bradley Reviews

Updated Jun 9, 2014

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3.7 59 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

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Michael C. Ray

(34 ratings)

69% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They focus on making connections and relationships with the customers and it really creates a great work environment(in 4 reviews)

  • Great product, good pay, The customers are happy pleasant people who make your day totally worth being there(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • They are more likely to hire from outside the company than promote from within(in 3 reviews)

  • They bring people into management with promises of advancements and continually hire from outside the company(in 3 reviews)

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    Great

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Jackson, NJ

    ProsBest group of people I've worked with. Stuck to companies culture and values and worked well with availability. Best customer service I've been around. Taught to be a "girl's best friend".

    ConsNone, I loved working for Vera Bradley and would do it again full time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best Job Ever

    Store Associate (Former Employee)

    ProsAmazing discount, great music, wonderful associates, lots of communication, and the clientele (for the most part) is friendly and easy to deal with. Great atmosphere, always something to laugh about, very supportive and understanding team. I never wanted to leave.

    ConsThe company isn't very keen on moving people up. I was there a few years and applied for a higher position three times, and was denied all three times. However, they will happily hire someone who doesn't know anything about the company and waste money and time training them from scratch versus promoting someone who's been with the company and knows and understands the fundamentals of the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy advice is to give a chance to the people you already have on hand. There are plenty of store associates who want to move up the ladder. I dreamed of one day managing my own store, but that dream kept getting squashed every time I went in for an interview. Give your store associates a chance to grow in the company, and you will be happily surprised at the results you will receive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood company with great advancement

    ConsBenefits could be better. Still a growing company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Wonderful culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Fort Wayne, IN

    ProsMom-friendly (areas to pump for nursing mothers)
    Terrific employee discounts
    Excellent company-gatherings/town-hall meetings
    People are friendly and happy to work there

    ConsWish they had 2 corporate offices -- one someplace warmer or in a metro area

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I worked in the shipping department, where we packaged items to mail to customers.

    Shipping Clerk (Current Employee) Roanoke, IN

    ProsThe management is friendly, you get to work independently with your headphones on, you have the opportunity to work overtime if you want.

    ConsThe hours sometimes feel long, especially because you are on your feet all day.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company is moving in a great direction with expanding their selection of products and opening more stores. The culture is amazing; every is very helpful and friendly.

    ConsThe only con about the company is the location. However, it's how they keep their hometown feel in the company's culture.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was fun

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI had to head off to college but it was a fun environment with flexible work. discount was great.

    ConsWasn't really an area to place items safely in privacy- I had to hide my laptop after school several times

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    What a wonderful and family-like company!

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat work environment, caring coworkers, understanding management who encourage you to succeed, 50% discount, employee parties and gatherings, free products

    ConsPayroll cuts mean shortened hours unfortunately

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Wonderful work environment

    Seasonal Associate (Former Employee) Marlton, NJ

    Prosfun, good discount, friendly employees, Corporate treats employees very well

    Conslack of hours, can't use employee discount on some promotions

    Advice to Senior Managementdistribute hours among associates more evenly

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    Amazing employer!!!!!!!!

    Sales Associate (Former Employee) Grove City, PA

    ProsThe company the people everything!!!!

    ConsI did not find any cons while I worked here

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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