Victoria's Secret Stores

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Overworked, Sales Associates need to be paid better

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Former Employee - Sales Associate  in  El Paso, TX
Former Employee - Sales Associate in El Paso, TX

I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time for more than a year

Pros

-Great Atmosphere
-Great training ( on sales, credit, customer service, company, etc)
-Great "first job"
-If your into girly things, this will be a fun job
-Great loyal customer base to work with
-Store sales goals ( worked on as team) as opposed to personal sales goals

Cons

-Long hours/short breaks
-Long time standing on your feat.
-Expectations of store upkeep are VERY demanding ( you are always moving)
-Rude customers
- Very low pay ( compared to other stores with similar responsibilities) You get paid minimum, regardless of experience. Semi-Annual sale days will have you work extra hours that you didn't plan to work
- No weekend time to yourself
-No discount ( 20% off of price on the item; 99.9% of the time the customer gets a better deal)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Culture of the store has declined in past years. I can best attribute this to the benefits employees are receiving. I would suggest adding additional benefits ( such as a better discount on merchandise to allow the employees to know the products as both a sales person and a customer); and better pay. During my time there, there were quite a few slow employees in the mix of great employees. If you amped up the benefits, you could also place higher expectations of the credentials from the types of employees you hire to serve the company better and create a better atmosphere for the VS culture.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Sales representative

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores

    Pros

    You can work part time and get a discount thought it isn't really enough.

    Cons

    Too many disputes and favoritism going on. And you can't go to the managers because they're part of it. Calling corporate doesn't solve the problem either:/

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Install audio cameras in the entire store.

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    It is what it is

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Sales Associate
    Former Employee - Sales Associate

    I worked at Victoria's Secret Stores part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere to be around if you are a girly girl

    Cons

    Not treated as an individual

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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