Wet Seal Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Pros
  • Employee discount is a huge perk (in 24 reviews)

  • Great co-workers and a fun environment; also a great discount (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • As a store manager there is not a good work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Minimum wage for short hours and no bonuses (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Okay place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wet Seal

    Pros

    Flexible hours and great place for students

    Cons

    Somewhat boring. Some rude customers


  2. Assistant Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, fast fashion company. Easy to follow merchandising and marketing directives. Reasonably set and reachable sales goals.

    Cons

    Holiday and weekend hours are tough to work all the time.


  3. Sales Associate

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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Biloxi, MS
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Biloxi, MS

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Hired me with little to no retail experience

    Cons

    Did not teach suggestive upselling


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  5. sales associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wet Seal part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth, company really cares about its employees, really fun environment to work in. A great part time/full time position for a young person or someone in transition (recent high school and college grads)

    Cons

    Corporate only cares about making money, lots of turnover in management positions, sometimes employees are overworked and work ridiculously long hours because of constant changes in management

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on the how money is being made and focus more on the demographic (18-25) you are trying to reach. Most 22 years old women do not want to shirts about Kylie Jenner. Provide more incentive for store managers to stay with the company


  6. Executive Assistant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wet Seal

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, always changing, never a dull moment, interesting goods, casual dress

    Cons

    Manic at times, revolving executives

    Advice to Management

    Need more structure


  7. my view in one month

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wet Seal

    Pros

    discounts on regular price, good people, good manager.

    Cons

    you receive your paycheck in 15 days not per week.

    Advice to Management

    .


  8. Store Manager

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in McAllen, TX
    Former Employee - Store Manager in McAllen, TX

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Enjoyed working there because I had a good bosses.

    Cons

    Bonus were great in the beginning then bad as the years progressed


  9. its okay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wet Seal (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -work family -visuals -environment -always have something to do so you don't get bored

    Cons

    -associate hours -bad management -turn over rate -bad DM -do not promote within company


  10. It was ok.

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

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There was a big discount on clothes. A lot of promotions and I enjoyed those that I worked with. It was not up tight and easy most of the time

    Cons

    A lot of work for such a low salary. It was similar to any retail job. A lot of cleaning up. There is so many clothes in the store that it get frustrating with cleaning up after all the customers. A lot of the customers are rude because it is such a low end store.

    Advice to Management

    I would remind them that it is a low pay job and you should not expect more than what you are paying for us.


  11. Great company with lost vision

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foothill Ranch, CA

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    HQ office has great people and a nice work environment with almost 30 days of paid holidays, and many good benefits.

    Cons

    No consistent company vision and ineffective management causing continuous ups and downs ending in bankruptcy, major layoffs, and most stores closed.

    Advice to Management

    Let the people who know their job do what they are good at, and stop trying to change a 30 some years brand for what is not.



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