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Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC
Former Employee - Sales Associate in Raleigh, NC

I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- gratis bras/perfume samples/lotions - 30% discount (40% discount during holidays) - opportunity to advance is fairly easy in the company (bra specialist, supervisor, temp cash wrap lead during holiday, etc.) - beautiful products (from pink to bras to beauty) - schedules posted online, as well as, paychecks, etc. (very easy to check instead of calling the store) - once you feel comfortable with the products and talking to customers and how to sell naturally... it's a very easy and convenient job to have - PERFECT JOB for high school students, college students, or anyone just looking for a part-time job in general .... we had a lot of stay at home moms come work at our store, lots of students as well...and people that needed more money and used it as a second job during the evenings or weekends... if you can GO IN, DO YOUR JOB, LEAVE. youre golden. - very elaborate and informative AIM Program - diverse staff.... met a bunch of very interesting people over the years - learn how to measure for bra size.... - it really is rewarding helping people find the right bra that they are going to wear everyday...or for that special evening...or helping the clueless guy come in and find an AWESOME gift for that special woman in his life... or helping the young girl in pink find a fun shirt and bookbag to wear to school.... that was the main thing I loved about my job.... helping the customers.

Cons

- EXTREMELY HIGH TURNOVER ( went through 2 store managers and about 7 supervisors within a couple years) - pay is very low ( most sales associates start around 7.50.... supervisors make around 10-11/hr.) - CALL-IN's are awful and annoying - management plays the favorite game with employees - pressure to meet sales goals within two hour segments - constantly ROYBIV'ing panty and bra drawers and fixing hangers, etc. becuase customers keep messing them up - lack of respect from customers - lots of product knowledge needs to be developed over time - Semi Annual Sales, Black Friday...holidays in general are very very busy - short breaks - different managers want things done differently... this is confusing to employees - VS corporate doesn't take customer complaints...employees complaints, seriously. there would be an endless amount of complaints about certain managers.... corporate pretended to care by giving customers giftcards in the mail.... BUT THE MANAGER WILL REMAIN HIRED by the company when it is blatantly obvious that this person is not cut out for the retail world. never understood this. managers would be so rude and degrading to employees over the head-sets where everyone could hear...or when it was time to close the store....managers would go up to customers and get huffy and say they must leave...instead of being polite about it.

Advice to Management

Dont play the favorite game..... grow up...we're not in high school Dont be rude to employees just because you "dont like them".... its the customers opinion that really matters...these employees are the face of the company...when they feel belittled and not happy about their job environment... it shows on the sales floor....majorly. Reward/Recognize employees when appropriate TAKE COMPLAINTS SERIOUSLY instead of brushing them under the RUG. There are complaints for a reason. There are a lot of people out there that should be in the back inventory room...NOT on the sales floor.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jackson, TN

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work... sale and you'll get hours... hapy place to work.... people I worked with were great... teach you wonderful customers service skills and sales skills... FREE STUFF... GREAT DISCOUNT 30%

    Cons

    mini wage... but its just a retail job... i wasnt looking for a career

    Advice to Management

    My management was GREAT... Still **LOVE** THEM!!!


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    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hayward, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Hayward, CA

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great 30% discount bras for $15.00 all the new launched ones , get new lotions at time for free. flexible hours

    Cons

    closing until 12am, low pay only 8.75 hr if part time hours range from only 4hrs-12hrs only 4 hrs per day unless your a core associate then you may work up to 6 hrs but even then, they can send you home after 1 or 2 hrs of your not making day


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