Wet Seal Reviews

Updated August 1, 2014
Updated August 1, 2014
171 Reviews

2.7
171 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Employee discount, Management team was awesome as well as a few other associates (in 20 reviews)

  • High store energy, uniqueness, & great interaction with customers, 40% discount, fashion oriented store (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Bad management, no breaks, always on call, no work-life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • We wanted to be full time with benefits (who wouldn't) (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wet Seal full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers and a fun environment; also a great discount!

    Cons

    The hours and pay are not the greatest

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wet Seal

    Pros

    I love the company

    Cons

    Does not offer competitive wages

  3.  

    I am content with my job at wet seal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wet Seal

    Pros

    This company has many opportunities

    Cons

    Too heavy of a workload, company gives us tasks without offering additional hours for them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Fun work environment, little pay.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Longview, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Longview, TX

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun work environment, casual dress code, able to socialize, store discount, incentives (usually gift cards, merchandise, discounts)

    Cons

    Physically demanding, no regular breaks, hard to get lots of hours, raises suck, irregular schedules

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My best experiences here were when the managers acted upbeat and friendly toward sales associates, not just toward customers. It is difficult to be friendly to customers when your manager is not friendly to you. It's best to keep a genuine positive attitude no matter who you are talking to, customer or employee. When you treat the employees differently, you come off as fake. From the Longview store, I saw mostly great examples of a good attitude and friendly atmosphere, but at other stores I've observed, not so much. Just make sure you're not one of those stores where when you walk in to work, you feel stressed out and can't quite figure out why. Attitude is everything!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It was okay but not enjoyable.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Layton, UT
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Layton, UT

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The other sale's associates I worked with were really fun. Very fast paced, & goal oriented.

    Cons

    Management was terrible made it very unbearable to work there. I was attending school at the time & they were unwilling to work with me on my schedule.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider speaking to employs instead of screaming.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Sales Associate - Part Time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Associate
    Current Employee - Sales Associate

    I have been working at Wet Seal part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice discounts, flexible hours, great store manager.

    Cons

    You have to push customers to purchase discount cards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Boring yet easy work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Columbus, OH

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Easy work, decent pay, managers were nice

    Cons

    Hardly gave any hours, old technology, inconsistent goals were set for associates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Fun atmosphere for retail!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wet Seal

    Pros

    Fun environment...depending on where you're located
    Great employee discount

    Cons

    Slow progression rate
    Little pay
    Can be considered "too stressful" when dealing with different rules and regulatory compliance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay management more and eliminate wide ranges of updates that consist of too much overtime!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Love my location not so much the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wet Seal

    Pros

    Like any job if you have the right team it makes the job enjoyable. This was no different at the location in TN.
    I LOVE the group of employees.
    The company is actually very fast at fixing things.

    Cons

    All of my cons are with the actual company and not my specific location.
    The actually company is really unorganized. They change policies and expect immediate results which is not likely.
    And when the company is not making money they increase/ alter their expectations which seems like they expect less but it's actually more.
    They are trying to cut cost but spend money on weird things. Like they change our delivery of shipment to save money but upgraded electronics in the store when the ones we had worked.
    They are cheap when it comes to paying people.
    They SUCK at communication most the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raises: Make sure you are timely on your raises, especially for the people who work their buts off.

  11.  

    Not a place to start longtime career

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wet Seal

    Pros

    decent pay, decent hours, good employee discount

    Cons

    high turnover, bad management, take advantage of employees

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