Vera Bradley

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Vera Bradley Reviews

Updated June 9, 2014
Updated June 9, 2014
59 Reviews

3.7
59 Reviews
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Michael C. Ray
34 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Jackson, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Jackson, NJ

    Pros

    Best 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".

    Cons

    None, I loved working for Vera Bradley and would do it again full time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best Job Ever

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Associate
    Former Employee - Store Associate

    Pros

    Amazing 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    My 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company with great advancement

    Cons

    Benefits could be better. Still a growing company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Wonderful culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fort Wayne, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Wayne, IN

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Shipping Clerk  in  Roanoke, IN
    Current Employee - Shipping Clerk in Roanoke, IN

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was fun

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    What a wonderful and family-like company!

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Payroll cuts mean shortened hours unfortunately

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Wonderful work environment

    Former Employee - Seasonal Associate  in  Marlton, NJ
    Former Employee - Seasonal Associate in Marlton, NJ

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    distribute hours among associates more evenly

  11.  

    Amazing employer!!!!!!!!

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Grove City, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Grove City, PA

    Pros

    The company the people everything!!!!

    Cons

    I did not find any cons while I worked here

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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