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Great First Job, relaxed environment

Former Employee - Sales Associate in Garden City, NY
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Garden City, NY

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

Pros

Super relaxed environment
Cool Products
Fun working with customers

Cons

Not enough hours
Not flexible with schedule

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    Pay sucks, but the discount is awesome until you realize it actually sucks.

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

    I have been working at Vans part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Discount is 50% off most merch
    -Great for experience
    -staff is young
    -flexible hours
    -Managers are awesome

    Cons

    -PAY SUCKS
    -No commision, next weeks hours is based on how you ranked the previous week but is capped at 20 hours a week
    -Usually limited to 4.5 hour shifts
    -Discount at other VF Family brands such as the North Face is a hassle
    -Even with a 50% off discount, most of us can barely afford our own products with the low pay and low hours
    -Did I mention the pay sucks?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise pay and or give us commission, it's depressing to see an individual sales goal of $1,200 and know after taxes I am making $28.16 at the end of that shift. Which after bus and a meal which I have to scarf down in my ten minute brake comes down to bout $18.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great first job, would be happy to work there again

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    -friendly staff
    -easy dress code (didn't need to spend much money, if any at all)
    -decent starting pay ($9 as a part-time temp with no viable experience)
    -great employee discounts

    Cons

    There is only one con I can come up with, and that is that you must enjoy wearing Vans products to some extent. You do not have to surf or skateboard to fit in, but if you are not comfortable wearing at least a pair of Vans shoes and a Vans t-shirt, you may not want to work in a store. If you do like wearing shoes and clothing from Vans, you should have no problems.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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