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Great Company

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Internet Merchant in West Chester, PA
Former Employee - Internet Merchant in West Chester, PA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Lots of talented people to learn from and work with. A fair and innovative company to work for. Lots of opportunity to move up.

Cons

being laid off was the only con I have, but it couldn't be helped at the time due to the economy.

Advice to Management

Keep up the great work!

Other Employee Reviews for QVC

  1. Helpful (4)

    Legal Department

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    QVC is a dynamic place to work and very interesting people work there.

    Cons

    Working for Larry Hayes. Some would say he has too many balls in the air. Some would say he has none.

    Advice to Management

    What happens when a manager consistently looses talented people? In a well run company, something.


  2. Helpful (10)

    Smoke and Mirrors-Think Deep Before Working Here

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Chester, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at QVC full-time

    Pros

    Discounts, the employee discounts and employee store is phenomenal, Work from home, great entry salary

    Cons

    This was the strangest place. It has an arrogant "Stepford" environment. The ones that stay, look alike, dress alike, talk alike, etc. I should have taken heed to the reviews before working here. The environment is very "clickish". Almost child like. The entry salary can be exceptional but the salary scale moves slowly once you get in, so demand the money up front. Many employees have been with the company for several years and are not open to fresh ideas from new talent. The company continually expresses the desire to change to keep up with technology and the industry but are very candid in telling new people their ideas are not accepted or appreciated because it is not the "QVC way". This message can be heard from top down. The company promotes a 7.5 work day, however you will quickly discover, that is 7.5 hours at work and another 7.5 at home. Hours are grueling and generally unproductive in the end because Sr. Management will typically fall back to what they were doing in the beginning. Building your personal brand and making friends (building relationships) is the key to success in this company. Competeny and tenacity is an after thought. This too is openly communicated. Diversity is a major problem in this company. Minority groups appear to be segregated by skilll set. Most minorities are found in the warehouse, unskilled laborer positions, or IT. There are no minorities in the Sr. Exec ranks. The company employees several women and therefore recognizes that as meeting diversity standards. If you are a person that can go along to get along, keep your ideas to yourself until you have been accepted by the group, and are comfortable conforming with your environment, you will be very successful here.

    Advice to Management

    Promote and enforce individualism and talent. You are bringing in new talent but are pushing them away with your rigid culture and arrogance. The industry is evolving and the face of the customer is changing. Embrace the ideas of new hires that may not think like you but bring with them the knowledge and hidden secrets of other successful companies.


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