Victoria's Secret Stores

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Victoria's Secret Stores Reviews

Updated December 21, 2014
Updated December 21, 2014
1,667 Reviews
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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.  

    Low salary among company but incentives were great.

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    Former Employee - Category Manager in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Category Manager in Charleston, SC

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

    Pros

    Free bra almost every month. New perfumes meant either a decent size tester or for management the actual bottle. Discount decent at 30% off.

    Cons

    Micro managers and not much room for change. Pay is low. Management is pushed to constantly critique staff and coworkers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lay off the intense critiquing of co-workers and staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's was good but definitely changes with new management

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    Current Employee - Operations and Staffing Supervisor
    Current Employee - Operations and Staffing Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Overalls good company to work for

    Cons

    Pay is a little low and depends on management if you have a good experience or not

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really work on more development programs and had more communication with company changes

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depends on your viewpoint...

    Current Employee - Staffing Supervisor in Aurora, IL
    Current Employee - Staffing Supervisor in Aurora, IL

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

    Pros

    -Great discount
    -Gratis items
    -Supportive team
    -Fun environment

    Cons

    -Horrible customers
    -Not allowed to have opinions different from management
    -Corporate can make decisions on a whim and not tell you why
    -High stress/pressure to perform
    -No weekends/holidays off unless you request them or have a good manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees to share their thoughts! You say you want feedback, but the minute we say something (even managers to other managers) you cut us off or shut down our idea. Saying "Yes, but actually, our way is better because.." isn't listening! Also, tell corporate to go back to the hole from which they came, they honestly have no idea what's going on in stores and we should have the courage to tell them.

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  5.  

    High Velocity Associate

    Former Employee - High Velocity Associate
    Former Employee - High Velocity Associate

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

    Pros

    Good quality products
    Fast paced
    Good discount

    Cons

    "training" consisted of watching videos that talked about the company, then the managers brought us out into the store and assigned us a room to work in. They got frustrated when most of us newbies had no idea what we were doing.

  6.  

    Overall good experience but the pay isn't much for how much work you do.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores

    Pros

    Discount and gratis. 15$ bras when new ones come out.

    Cons

    Exhausting, some customers are unappreciative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more organized with job duties

  7.  

    It was a good experience overall but I would've been more satisfied with another assistant manager.

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    The staff is great really welcoming and you get plenty of experience with different type of people with various type of personalities.

    Cons

    At least one of the persons in your staff will be not as welcoming and kind as the rest.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your employes are ok with each other and don't have any issues.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Its Alright

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Redmond, WA

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

    Pros

    Fun work place, easy to make friends. Great Discount and perks!

    Cons

    Work drama, bad communication between management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave drama and cattiness at home

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience, excellent track career pating of employees but low pay scale.

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    Current Employee - Supervisor in Rio Rancho, NM
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Rio Rancho, NM

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Provided extensive support and guidance to succeed.

    Cons

    Pay scale was not competitive with market, it was much lower.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great for someone who loves early mornings!!

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    Former Employee - Facilities Associate in Clinton Township, MI
    Former Employee - Facilities Associate in Clinton Township, MI

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

    Pros

    Discount
    only a 4 hour shift
    got off work at 10am
    set hours
    4 days a week
    good pay
    nice managers

    Cons

    having to be to work at 6 am and earlier during holidays
    working Saturday and Sunday at 6 am while everyone else sleeps in
    having to clean while others where there watching you
    not having the right working material at all times to do your job
    some of the girls you can tell act like your just the "cleaning person"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I honestly thing management was GREAT! I had no problems, and they were all super friendly and nice. Always checked up on me to make sure i was doing okay, always asked if i needed anything. The job just wasn't for me, i wasn't in the position of where i needed to be working, i just did it for extra money to have. Im not one who likes to be up at 5 am on the weekends. Thats just me. But over all it was a really good job, it wasn't hard by any means, you were always kept busy, the 4 hours went by in a blink of an eye. You do feel accomplished when your leaving work and the store looks spotless and you know that you did all of that yourself. I think that for someone who doesn't mind working weekends and working mornings , you like short shifts, being kept busy with a checklist and ABOVE average pay then this would be the job for you. If you do not like waking up in the mornings don't even think that this job would be good. because thats what i thought, i was like ok 4 hour shifts, get off work at 10 am i can handle waking up at 5 am to be to work. It got draining for me and just didn't work out!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Working at Victoria's Secret

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    Former Employee - Bra Specialist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    Former Employee - Bra Specialist in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

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

    Pros

    You get to meet wonderful crazy youngsters like yourself and they really make it a fun environment. Training with every new product that comes out. For beauty products, you get a super small sample and for bras and panties you get to buy them at 15$ a pop. Being at the cashwrap during season is super fun.

    Cons

    Some managers were as old as you and obviously did not have much experience making them lazy and disrespectful. The hourly wage is appalling even if it is retail and the hours are sometimes too much. I may sound prissy and like Im complaining but it wasn't until I left this job that I found out how an employee should be treated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees. Again, managers were like your classmates and super annoying and if there was a guy that worked there they would be all over him. The store manager was very nice and she was fair. Her name was Lori and neither I nor my ex fellow employees had any problems with her. She is now the District Manager.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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