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Prideful Company

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Current Employee - Assistant Manager
Current Employee - Assistant Manager

I have been working at Vans full-time (more than 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Recommends
Positive Outlook

Pros

Vans is all about heritage.. you learn so much about how the company started and what it's gone through to become what it is today. It's a great place to learn all the fundamentals of any retail job (customer service, accountability, leadership, etc.)

Cons

If you're not interested in becoming a manager, or moving up at all in the company, you are almost shunned from the beginning. Otherwise, there are set programs that help you move to the next level. But like most people, if this job is just to pay the bills, don't mention your disinterest in moving up or they won't take you seriously.

Advice to Management

As a former manager myself, continue to make the workplace fun!

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - General Manager in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Vans full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I love the culture, thanks for the free trip to California, and the week long stay in a 5 star resort. Fun people to work with, and they do recognize hard work.

    Cons

    Can I get a raise? I mean what does a week in a 5 star resort cost? My manager was spread very thin, the common view whan other manager talked was that there was inconsistancy in leadership, some people were pushed way too hard, and others got away with murder.

    Advice to Management

    play fair, treat every one equally, don't pick favorites.

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    Great Place to Work!

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    Former Employee - Development in Cypress, CA
    Former Employee - Development in Cypress, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very open evironment. Able to talk to every level of employee.

    Cons

    Advancement oppurtunities could be a bit more clear.

    Advice to Management

    Talk with emplyees more in regards to advancement.

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