Wet Seal

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Wet Seal Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
200 Reviews
2.9
200 Reviews
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John D. Goodman
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great Employee discount, Management team was awesome as well as a few other associates (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 5 reviews)

  • sometimes there is lackluster communication with upper management (in 8 reviews)

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    sales associate

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Indianapolis, IN

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great environment, this job is jun, easy, and relaxing. I spent most days talking to customers, organizing the store and working at the register. The managers are very persistent about making sales and selling the Wet Seal Promotional cards. The interview was also relaxing and simple.

    Cons

    The interview was a group interview, which I normally do not like. I also did not enjoy the hours of the job. I guess it depends on what location you get, but I felt like some weeks I would have too many hours and some I would have barely any at all. With balancing school, I wanted a happy medium but never seemed to get it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    My time at wet seal as a sales associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wet Seal

    Pros

    Once a month employees are given 50% off discounts to Wet Seal and Arden B. The everyday discount is 30% regular priced items.

    Cons

    Having to stay late at night to rearrange store layout every few months

    Doesn't Recommend
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to learn the business and build retail foundation.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Wet Seal full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing service culture; Family-like team structure; internal advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    No work life balance as a manager (you live at the store) and the pay is less than competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your team. Choose quality people to run your store and pay them what they deserve they will be happy and loyal to you. The pay is what made me have to leave. I loved my job but had to support my family better. Also, invest in your operations. This will allow your managers to focus more on business and less on tasking and in turn will require management to work less allowing more work life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    short job

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wet Seal

    Pros

    flexibility was great good as just a first job

    Cons

    always slow and no help from managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wet Seal, Co-Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wet Seal

    Pros

    Great hands on experience with customer service and management.

    Cons

    They were terrible at praising when store met goals or business operations went as planned or above expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When no additional compensation is offered, verbal communication of a job well done should be practiced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good times and Bad Times

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate

    I worked at Wet Seal part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I love working at Wet Seal. You get so close to your coworkers over the time that you work there. They have your back and are willing to always lend a helping hand.

    Cons

    They didn't really take into consideration that although I was their employee, I was also a full time college student. Wet Seal was about a 20 minute drive from my dorm and they would force me to come in during ice and snow storms even when campus was shut down.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Pretty good, but a lot of changes happening.

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager

    I have been working at Wet Seal full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun environment and a lot of nice people working for them in our district. The employees are all like family and like to go out and do things together on our free time.

    Cons

    District managers don't listen to anyone's opinion, but the Store manager's. Also there are not enough tasking hours sometimes for lower volume stores to get things done. They also need to fire allocation team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was a pleasant work environment until we had a new store manager come in. Location was in Orlando, FL.

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Wet Seal as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    At the time of my employment, I was around 18 years old. Fashion was a big deal for me, so their 40% employee discount was an absolutely amazing thing! At the time I was there, the managers and co-workers were very nice and always willing to help if I didn't know how to do something.

    Cons

    The only thing I did not like while working there was the change of store managers. When we were given a new store manager, I will not name her, she seemed to pick off all of the old employees and hire new ones that were from her culture. She would start off by cutting their hours to the point that they would quit. Sometimes, she would even give them work load that was extreme and when they could not handle it, she let them go. Unfortunately, I was one that quit because one day a week was not helping me at all!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find better management that do not discriminate when hiring and firing employees.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bittersweet

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Wet Seal (less than an year)

    Pros

    I love the Wet Seal family! I feel like i can consider everyone i work with a friend. Benefits are average and they seem too be a little flexible with time off. Also, the employee discount is nice.

    Cons

    Employee moral could really use some boosting. We have all gone through major changes within the company over the past 6-8 months and we are all feeling like we are just "hanging in there". It would be nice to see that we are truly appreciated and to have a strengthened sense of job security.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Multi-tasking atmosphere.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Store Manager
    Current Employee - Store Manager

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

    Pros

    Company likes to give incentives and creates contests to keep work morale at a high.

    Cons

    Company is always changing policies and upper management. Not given enough support with payroll and resources to get different aspects of the job done on a day to day basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a realistic amount of payroll for stores to operate, such as more time for cleaning before and after hours, time to work on visuals, seal sets, and time to work on shipment in the back room where customers aren't always interrupting. Completely agree that the customers come first and we must stop and drop, but stopping and dropping all the time doesn't allow much time to get other projects done timely without more resources or people working.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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