Wet Seal
2.9 of 5 160 reviews
www.wetsealinc.com Foothill Ranch, CA 5000+ Employees

Wet Seal Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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2.9 160 reviews

                             

58% Approve of the CEO

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John D. Goodman

(12 ratings)

42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    I am content with my job at wet seal

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis company has many opportunities

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun work environment, little pay.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Longview, TX

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementMy 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!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was okay but not enjoyable.

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Layton, UT

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

    ConsManagement 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 Senior ManagementConsider speaking to employs instead of screaming.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsNice discounts, flexible hours, great store manager.

    ConsYou have to push customers to purchase discount cards.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Boring yet easy work

    Sales Associate (Former Employee)
    Columbus, OH

    ProsEasy work, decent pay, managers were nice

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun atmosphere for retail!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay management more and eliminate wide ranges of updates that consist of too much overtime!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Love my location not so much the company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLike 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.

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

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    Not a place to start longtime career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosdecent pay, decent hours, good employee discount

    Conshigh turnover, bad management, take advantage of employees

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    Difficult Work-Life Balance

    Sales Associate (Current Employee)
    Springfield, MO

    ProsI like the clothes and working with customers but the management expects too much from someone who only gets 10 hours a week and is a full time student

    ConsTraining doesn't help and the work-life balance is terrible. You have call-ins almost everyday and get fired if you can't show up

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    Got a lot of experience, But can still learn more.

    Keyholder (Current Employee)
    Okemos, MI

    Pros40% off discount
    Some nice people
    Cute clothing

    ConsUnstable management
    No time for personal life. even though im part-time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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