Victoria's Secret Stores

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Victoria's Secret Stores Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
1,654 Reviews
3.3
1,654 Reviews
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Victoria's Secret Stores CEO Sharen Turney
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great discount and deals given to employees on different products every other month (in 106 reviews)

  • 30% employee discount with some free bras throughout the year (in 91 reviews)


Cons
  • Some positions pose a greater difficulty in maintaining a work-life balance (in 79 reviews)

  • The part-time work & call-in shifts are for the birds (if this is your only job) (in 67 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fun place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores

    Pros

    Discount is great. 30% off.

    Cons

    Pay is too little for all the hard work given. Only a $.20-$.25 cent raise once a yr.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Worcester, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Worcester, MA

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Victoria's Secret was a great place to work but it can be stressful around holiday. Really teaches you how to be successful in a high performance selling culture.

    Cons

    Holiday gets a little crazy but I would still recommend this job to a friend especially a student that is capable of working nights and weekends.

    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company to work for, bad location.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Manassas, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Manassas, VA

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great discounts. Holiday benefits.

    Cons

    Particular store was in a bad area with limited resources for safety.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    I learned a lot from this company

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Sunrise, FL

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Discounts
    Opportunity to learn and grow with the company

    Cons

    Long hours
    Management had its bumpy roads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider taking a project management course to better your understanding of completing a task at hand

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing! Working for Victoria's Secret is amazing! I work with a great team and we make a difference.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    High Performance culture, work life balance, great discount

    Cons

    Retail hours means nights and weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote from within

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It was ok

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    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Support Associate in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people were good. Pay was okay. Work was work. Always something to do. Discount was okay. Shipment was manageable most of the time

    Cons

    I would pay people more. I would have a better discount policy. I would have a Better pto option. Change dress code

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fun

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Lots of Great Benefits, Lots of unwanted upper nakedness

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    Former Employee - Bra Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI
    Former Employee - Bra Specialist in Grand Rapids, MI

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and discounts. Free bras every time a new launch bra happened. Lots of room for advancement within the company. Also, discounts at Bath and Body Works. Old Lady upper nakedness, if you're into that kind of thing.

    Cons

    Lots of old lady upper nakedness. You're constantly folding panties, while watching customers destroy something you just finished. Lots of shrink, so you're constantly profiling and basically accusing people of shop lifting (which you're trained to do). Some of the stores can be super clicky and catty, and being a pretty much all female staff...you all sync up. It's horrible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director of Operations in New York, NY

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    fast paced, customer oriented culture, pays well, always challenging. Growth oriented, company has evolved with the times and is well positioned for the future.

    Cons

    Some people experience burn out due to the amount of work and the pressure. Alpha types only here--no one else need apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course and continue to look for ways to simplify and streamline the process. Be open to both the new comers and those who have been with the company awhile.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    VS Sales Associate

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

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Really great people, wonderful at working around school schedules if you're in college as most of the associates I worked with were, not a high pressure retailer, sales were important but rarely pushed on the associates, more emphasis on educating the customer about the products and genuinely providing them with help. 30% discount on products after one month of work as well as getting new/improved bras for $5-$10 for personal testimony to better explain to customers. 50% discount for PINK associates for one week once every two months because PINK associates must wear what is currently on the floor to work.
    Decent dress code, all black except when pops of color are allowed during launches. PINK associates wear what is currently on floor with non branded or specifically allowed branded shoes (converse being one of them)
    Tattoos sometimes allowed if small enough and not offensive. Strict on piercings

    Cons

    Has very specific and pretty sexist requirements for women employees appearance (must wear make up but not too much/hair must be visibly done in some fashion/cannot have chipped nail polish). Almost entirely female work environment. Sometimes there are awkward situations within the work place due to customers (older male customers who come in and ask female employees what size their breasts are and if they will model a bra to see if it would look good on a spouse of "similar size"). There was once a stalking case because a female employee put her hours on social media and a man tried to abduct her from the store she worked at. Upper management can sometimes be seen as cold or uncaring. Most requests off are not approved. There are on call shifts prior to or after scheduled shifts you must call in for or ask about if you're needed. Sometimes entire 4+ hour shifts will be on call. If there is nothing to do, employees will be asked to constantly refold clothes/underwear. Underwear is referred to as "panties". Closing can take up to 4 hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    awesome!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Bra Specialist in Sterling Heights, MI
    Current Employee - Bra Specialist in Sterling Heights, MI

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    so far so good, all the employees and managers are super nice and extremely helpful!! the brand really cares about you. they really push you to grow with the company and they want to promote those who actually care about there job!

    Cons

    some of the challenges of working at Victoria's secret would be that there is a LOT to learn and you actually use and need to know what they teach you or you can't do your job. Also, it's a very fast pace environment with a lot of different types of people shopping. you have to keep up and constantly be learning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice, they have been good to me and so far at there job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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