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Catty environment, does not uphold core values

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Former Employee - Beauty Specialist in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Beauty Specialist in San Jose, CA

I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time (less than an year)

Pros

Discount on bras and you get to try the new product out
Inspiring core values set by company

Cons

Very catty environment. I would even hear management gossiping about others.
They pull you in with the inspirational core values of the company, but do not uphold them.
Training is WRONG - you should NEVER measure a woman's band size by going OVER her chest!! So inaccurate! If there were no bras in store that matched the client's size, we were told to sell them the closest we had, which wasn't even close sometimes (i.e. 42 band customers and cup sizes over DD). "The perfect fit" my rear end.
Management was patronizing and unsupportive of their employees - I walked into my 6am opening semi-annual shift with the manager I had worked with multiple times before asking me if I worked there.
Virtually no training on beauty items for the beauty specialists - when a new product came out we were handed little flyers with minimal information on them. Selling was more about fragrance. You were SOL on trying to sell impulse items because there are no testers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Uphold the core values of Limited Brands. Create a more positive work environment. Care about the client's needs rather than selling a bra they will need to return anyway.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    there are great people to work with

    Cons

    don't have anything negative to say

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    Great company to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Victoria's Secret Stores

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity to grow within the company!

    Cons

    Corporate is hard to get into

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always respect your team!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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